Cranberry-White Chocolate Scones

White chocolate and cranberry, is there any more classic flavor combo when it comes to scone recipes? Try these breakfast scones to see why it's such a classic.

Cranberry-White Chocolate Scones
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
12 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
12 scones


  • 2 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoon granulated sugar

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • cup butter

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • ¾ cup whipping cream

  • ¼ cup chopped dried cranberries

  • ¼ cup finely chopped white chocolate (with cocoa butter) or miniature semisweet chocolate pieces

  • ½ teaspoon finely shredded orange peel (optional)

  • Whipping cream or milk

  • 1 recipe Orange Drizzle

Orange Drizzle

  • 1 cup powdered sugar

  • 1 tablespoon orange juice

  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. In a large bowl combine flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter by repeatedly pushing down through the butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs (rotate the pastry blender and bowl to cut in uniformly). Use the back of a spoon to make a well in the center of the flour mixture; set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl combine eggs, the 3/4 cup cream, the cranberries, chopped white chocolate, and, if desired, orange peel. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Using a fork, stir just until moistened.

  3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead dough by folding and gently pressing for 10 to 12 strokes or just until dough comes together (to ensure tender scones, be careful not to knead too much). Divide dough in half. Pat or lightly roll each half into a 6-inch circle. Cut each circle into six wedges.

  4. Place wedges 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Brush wedges with additional whipping cream. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly on baking sheet. Drizzle with Orange Drizzle. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Orange Drizzle

  1. In a small bowl combine powdered sugar,1 tablespoon of the orange juice, and vanilla. Stir in additional orange juice, 1 teaspoon at a time, to reach a drizzling consistency.

Make-Ahead Directions:

Prepare as directed, except do not drizzle with Orange Drizzle. Place cooled scones in a plastic freezer bag. Seal, label, and freeze for up to 2 months. To serve, thaw at room temperature. If desired, preheat oven to 350°F. Place scones on a baking sheet; heat for 8 to 10 minutes. Drizzle with Orange Drizzle.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

288 Calories
14g Fat
37g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 288
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 286mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0.8mg 4%
Calcium 96mg 7%
Iron 1.5mg 8%
Potassium 68mg 1%
Folate, total 52.8mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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