The cranberry, orange, and walnut combination is perfect for Christmas morning. These scones can be made ahead but should be warmed in the oven to maintain the shortbread-like texture. Serve with tea or mulled cider.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 small scones
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Scones:
Glaze:

Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a heavy baking sheet with parchment paper.

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  • Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a medium bowl. Stir in grated orange zest. Cut in cold butter with 2 knives or a pastry blender until butter is the size of small peas. Mix in cranberries and walnuts.

  • Mix 1/2 cup cream and egg in a small bowl until well combined. Add to the flour mixture and stir with a spoon or by hand until just combined and dough comes together. Divide dough in half and form into two 3/4-inch thick circles. Cut each circle in half, and cut each half into 3 triangular-shaped scones. Place scones on the prepared baking sheet and brush with remaining 2 tablespoons heavy cream.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the edges begin to brown slightly, 13 to 15 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, mix confectioners' sugar, orange juice, and orange extract together in a small bowl until completely combined. Drizzle glaze over scones and serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

247 calories; protein 3.5g; carbohydrates 30.6g; fat 12.6g; cholesterol 46.5mg; sodium 326.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (13)

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Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2020
Great recipe, I made it with frozen cranberries made into a sauce - Read More
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/06/2020
Very good scones! Slightly salty but excellent nonetheless Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2020
Easy to make wife loved them! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2020
Very flavorful but not too sweet. Perfect with coffee! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2019
I have a similar recipe but no egg in it. I love the cranberry orange walnut scones! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2019
I just came across this recipe. I can t wait to make these although I will need to wait until next year. I have two under two and it s just not happening this year! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2019
Love this recipe! I doubled the orange rind. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2020
I loved this recipe! The cranberries and orange are a marriage made in heaven. The scones taste almost as delectable as shortbread and the icing is perfection! Getting ready to make it for the second time. Thank you for sharing the recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2020
This is my husband’s favorite (-)the nuts. And of course there is cream cheese frosting with added Orange zest. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2020
Excellent recipe the scones were perfect and exactly what I was looking for. I had a recipe years ago but couldn't find it and this was as close as you can get. I'm so glad I made these! Read More
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