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5 from 11 votes

Cranberry Orange Scones

These scones are wonderful any time of the year. We especially like serving them to guests during the holidays.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cranberry Orange Scones


  • 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 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cranberries


  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 5 to 6 tablespoons milk more or less


  • 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.

Glaze Instructions

  • Whisk together and drizzle over scones.