Easy White Chocolate Cranberry Scones
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White Chocolate Cranberry Scones are perfect not only for breakfast, but for brunch, or quite honestly any time of the day. These soft and flaky breakfast baked goods are easy to make and are simply delicious. These scones are full of white chocolate chips, dried cranberry seeds, and are drizzled with a powdered sugar glaze.
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White Chocolate Cranberry Scones
I don’t know about you but I haven’t tried a scone that I didn’t love. I think my favorite thing about them is that they are so versatile. You can use any fruit or other ingredient that your family prefers.
One scone recipe that I have found that everyone loves is the recipe for my . I mean, who doesn’t love chocolate chips, right?
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Why Should You Try This White Chocolate Scone Recipe
Besides the fact this recipe is easy, delicious, and perfect for any occasion or for no specific reason at all, here are a few other reasons why you should try this.
Versatile – you can switch out ingredients to fit your family’s taste.
Nutritious – it’s a great way to incorporate items such as cranberry seeds without them knowing it.
Budget-friendly – you will probably already have all of the ingredients in the pantry.
Ingredient List and Suggestions to Make Cranberry White Chocolate Scones
Cranberry seeds – you can use dried cranberries or regular cranberries if you prefer.
Glaze – you can omit this step if you prefer to not have the glaze on top of the scones.
Unsalted butter – since you will be adding salt to this recipe, make sure to use unsalted butter so you can control the amount of salt in the recipe.
How to Make Cranberry and White Chocolate Scones
Step 1: Place the butter into the freezer. You will want to use frozen butter for this recipe.
Step 2: Preheat the oven.
Step 3: Mix together all of the dry ingredients. Then grate in the frozen butter.
Step 4: In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, and orange zest.
Step 5: Add the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until everything is just moistened together.
Step 6: Scoop out the dough onto a piece of parchment paper or a silicone mat that has been sprinkled with flour.
Step 7: Knead the dough for around two minutes.
Step 8: Pat into a circle and cut into triangles.
Step 9: Bake until lightly golden brown.
Step 10: In a bowl, mix together the powdered sugar, orange zest, and water.
Step 11: Drizzle over the top of the scones and enjoy!
FAQ About the Recipe
By making sure to only knead the dough just enough. Two minutes tops. Also, lightly flour the dough. Do not add too much when kneading it.
You add milk to help the ingredients stick together.
They are suppose to be moist. If they are too dry or hard, that means they are overbaked or they were over messed with.
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White Chocolate Cranberry Scones
- 2 c all-purpose flour
- 1/4 c sugar
- 2 t baking powder
- 1/2 t salt
- 1 t orange zest
- 1/2 c frozen butter grated
- 1/2 c white chocolate chips
- 2 tbsp. cranberry seeds
- 1 t pure vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1 c milk
- 1/4 c powdered sugar
- 1/4 c milk
- 1 t orange zest
- Place the butter into the freezer until it's needed.
- Preheat the oven to 400° degrees.
- In a large bowl, add in the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, white chocolate chips, cranberry seeds and grate in the frozen butter.
- In a separate smaller bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, and orange zest.
- Combine the wet ingredients into the dry and mix together until they are just moistened. Do NOT overmix the dough.
- Spread the dough out onto a lightly floured silicone mat or parchment paper.
- Knead for two minutes tops.
- Flatten the dough into a circle shape that is about 1 inch high.
- Cut into triangles.
- Place the baking mat or parchment paper with the triangles on it onto a baking sheet and bake until they are lightly golden brown. Approximately 16 – 18 minutes. Do not overbake.
- Remove the scones from the oven.
- As they are cooling, prepare the glaze. In a medium sized bowl, add in the powdered sugar and the orange zest. Slowly add in the milk, 1 tbsp. at a time until you get your glaze to the consistency that you like.
- Spoon the glaze over the top of the warm scones. Serve immediately.
- If there are leftovers and they are glazed, place them in a air-tight container and store in the fridge up to one week. If they are NOT glazed, store them in a Ziploc bag on the counter for up to two days.
- To reheat them, place them in the microwave, on a microwave-safe plate for 10 -15 seconds. You just want them warmed up.