My family loves these cranberry orange scones. Scones are wonderful to serve your guests with coffee during the holidays or just about anytime and I think cranberry scones are special and a delightful treat. Cranberries are good for you and good in so many recipes.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup white granulated sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons orange zest
1 stick butter or 8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup, softened
1/3 cup sour cream
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped fresh cranberries
Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and orange zest in a large bowl. Cut the butter into the flour until it resembles coarse crumbs. In a separate bowl stir together the sour cream, egg, milk and vanilla extract. Stir into the flour mixture with a spoon. Fold in the chopped cranberries and mix. Turn out onto a well floured surface, add flour and knead several times until you can roll out about 1/2 inch thick. You can roll out in a circle and cut with a pizza cutter to make diagonal scones or you can roll into small squares and cut into 2 diagonal pieces for smaller scones. You can even cut with a biscuit cutter if you want and make them round. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and bake scones in a preheated 400 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes. Makes 12 scones depending on size you make them. Enjoy!
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
5 to 6 tablespoons milk, more or less
Whisk together and drizzle over scones.
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