Cranberry Scones with Orange Glaze

orangecran5Ever since recovering from the worst cold ever (gross, I know), I keep craving orange things. Orange smoothies, orange candy, orange donuts… my body needs its Vitamin C, right?! Okay so maybe my body is a little confused. Nevertheless, I decided to whip up one of my favorite scone flavor combos- the old cranberry/orange duo. You’re welcome.

Ingredientology:

I wish I had something more scientific to say about these… Umm the orange and cranberry combination is delicious. The scones are baked at a high heat (425 degrees) which gives them an awesome crunch. They have a whole tablespoon of baking soda and ice cold butter in them to make sure they have adequate “lift”. There you have it.

The Ingredients:

2 & 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/3 cup sugar

3/4 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon baking soda

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, cold

1/2 cup dried cranberries

3/4 cup milk

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

       for the glaze:

1 cup powdered sugar

2 tablespoons warm water

1 teaspoon orange zest

cranberryorangescones1The Method:

  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder.
  • Cut in the butter, until butter chunks are pea-size, add cranberries
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the eggs, vanilla, and milk
  • Create a “well” in the dry ingredients and add wet ingredients until just combined
  • Place dough on parchment paper, and pat into a 10 inch disk
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees, place dough in freezer for 20 minutes
  • Remove dough from freezer, slice into 8-10 triangles, brush tops with heavy cream if you’d like
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until golden brown

orangecran3To make the glaze, combine the powdered sugar, water, and orange zest in a bowl until combined.

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Remove scones from oven and allow to cool.

orangecran4Drizzle with glaze once they’re cool and enjoy!!

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  1 comment for “Cranberry Scones with Orange Glaze

  1. November 28, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Love your site, hope I can find how to follow you. Scones always get my attention💜

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