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Cranberry Orange Scones

Fluffy, sweet, and tart homemade scones that pull apart like perfect flaky biscuits. Cranberry Orange Scones are loaded with fresh cranberries, orange zest, and are topped with a yummy sweet orange glaze.

Cranberry Orange Scones

How was your holiday weekend? Are you in Christmas mode yet? Have you picked out a tree covered your house in lights and hung all your stockings with care?

Did you listen  to The Drifters’ White Christmas on repeat? No? Just me?

What about shopping? I am kind of in a panic about shopping because um… 25 days!

Not to stress you out or anything.

I spent my weekend shopping at Lowes because the freaking bathroom is still besting us. At last count we found a doorway hidden under two surprise layers of wallpaper, moved the toilet to replace the seal, broke the toilet, found more holes covered by wallpaper, and then found a lightswitch hidden in the wall that is wired backwards and ruined Chad’s life for 3 hours yesterday.

Are we the only people that went Black Friday shopping for toilets? I thought so.

Now I know why people write whole blogs dedicated to home remodels.

Holiday Scones with Cranberry and Orange

I also managed to hit Starbucks like 3 times this weekend. Those of you that have a Starbucks on every corner could not possibly imagine the freaky stars that have to align for me to land at my favorite coffee chain once in a month, much less 3 times in a holiday weekend.


And I can never hit a coffee shop without ogling all the baked goods. Quick breads and scones, muffins and danish … it’s all so tempting! But I really don’t ever indulge.

Because I know I can make a big batch of Cranberry Orange Scones and eat them all warm and freshly glazed just out of the oven.

These are loaded with fresh cranberries, orange zest, and buttermilk (which makes all the breakfast foods better– think pancakes and biscuits. YES). Then these happy holiday scones are covered in a sweet orange glaze that I actually considered adding to my coffee.

I made these scones tiny because I feel like tiny food is cute, but I’ve included instructions for how to make big fat coffeehouse scones, too. Bonus on the mini scones: They make great gifts.

Fresh Cranberry Scone Recipe with Orange Glaze

I made these Cranberry Orange Scones for my terrific friends at Food Fanatic. Did you know I write about breakfast there twice a month? Well I do. Because breakfast is the most amazing, and clearly the best meal of every day.

Cranberry Orange Scone Recipe

Yay for December, ya’ll! I’m excited.

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Wednesday 8th of January 2020

This is my second time making these. They are fabulous! I grate frozen butter on the large side of a box grater then use my hands to incorporate. I've used this method for other things as well and never have a problem. After the egg wash I sprinkled a little turbinado sugar on top. They are just about to come out of the oven and the smell is so amazing. Now onto the glazing.


Sunday 24th of November 2019

I made these O/C scones and they were delicious. They were moist and flaky. My family enjoyed it.

Heather Tullos

Monday 25th of November 2019

Thank you!


Monday 4th of November 2019

I can’t see where it says the temperature. To bake the scones.


Monday 4th of November 2019

What temperature do you bake these?

Laurna Evans

Wednesday 5th of June 2019

Just made both cheese and herb, and cranberry orange. They look great and taste great. Must call up the family for a trear

Heather Tullos

Friday 7th of June 2019

Thanks so much, Laurna!