Based on the traditional Scottish biscuits, these scones are packed with cranberries and crunchy pecans. You may add food coloring to the glaze if desired.


Recipe Summary

20 mins
15 mins
5 mins
40 mins
30 scones


Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Combine 3/4 cup milk and vinegar in a bowl; let stand until milk is curdled, about 5 minutes.

  • Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg in a large bowl; cut in butter with a pastry blender. Smooth remaining butter clumps with hands; stir in milk mixture, cranberries, and pecans. Knead until dough comes together in a ball.

  • Place dough onto a floured work surface. Roll out with a rolling pin to 3/4-inch thickness. Cut into long, 2-inch wide strips with a sharp knife; cut strips into triangles. Transfer to the baking sheet. Brush tops with egg white.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until tops are golden brown, about 15 minutes.

  • Combine confectioners' sugar and 2 tablespoons milk in a small bowl; mix until combined. Drizzle over scones.

Nutrition Facts

117 calories; protein 1.4g 3% DV; carbohydrates 18.3g 6% DV; fat 4.6g 7% DV; cholesterol 8.7mg 3% DV; sodium 119mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
Great scone recipe hubby and I went back for seconds. I used frozen cranberries instead of dried walnuts instead of pecans as I had none pastry flour as I am trying to use it up and almond milk. I did need to add a splash of milk to get the dough to the consistency I wanted. We will be making this one again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
The only thing I did differently was toast my pecans and add a bit of orange zest other than that followed recipe as written. These were delicious light and fluffy with a wonderful flavor. Will be making again for Christmas morning to go with our coffee! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
These scones have excellent flavor and texture well worth making. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I added cinnamon and used brown sugar instead of white. I also added flaxseed ground up in place of 1/2 c flour. Delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Really yummy great texture easy to make and way too easy to eat! I made mine without berries & nuts and they were terrific. Only (slight) change I made was to grate solid butter in rather than chopping it up and I added some cinnamon in. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
The batter was TOO wet after adding the milk so I added at least a cup more of flour. I decided to stop trying to make it stiff enough to roll out. So I ended up dropping heaping spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet and flatten it slightly before cooking. I forgot to do the egg white but it was ok. I did add 1/2 cup white chocolate chips to the mix. Lastly, making the glaze took a bit more milk than the recipe says. I shared them with my neighbors and everyone lived them! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious - my first attempt at scones. I added orange zest, and used some left over toasted pecans from a previous recipe. Instead of the glaze I sprinkled the tops with turbinado sugar. I put some extra chopped pecans on a few of them for fun, but they got a little too toasty. I will eat them, but maybe won't do that again. Read More