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Cranberry Orange SconesAs we approach Valentine’s Day what better way to celebrate than with these feathery light scones. Enjoy the wonderful tart contrast of cranberries and orange zest. I cut the scones into heart shapes for a Valentine’s Day treat! Plus I got to use up some of the frozen cranberries in my freezer!Cranberry Orange Scones

 

If you’re looking for a delicious treat for your valentine on Valentine’s Day try making these delicious Cranberry Orange Scones.Cranberry Orange Scones

 

Cranberry Orange Scones

 

Ingredients:

 

2 cups flour

1/3 plus 2 Tbsp sugar

1 Tbsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

4 Tbsp butter, chilled and cut into small pieces

1 cup cranberries, coarsely chopped (can also used dried cranberries)

1 Tbsp grated orange zest

1 large egg

1 large egg, separated

¼ cup heavy cream

 

Directions:

 

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Grease your baking sheet or line it with parchment paper. Place the flour, ½ cup sugar, the baking powder, salt and butter in a food processor and process until the mixture resembles course crumbs. Transfer to a large mixing bowl. Stir in the cranberries and orange zest.

 

Lightly beat the whole egg and the egg yolk together in a small bowl. Whisk in the cream until blended. Add to the flour mixture and stir until ther dough begins to hold together.

 

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently until smooth. Roll the dough 1 inch thick. Cut out with a 3-inch round or heart shaped cookie cutter.Cranberry Orange Scones Pace 1-inch apart on the prepared cookie sheet.Cranberry Orange Scones

 

Beat the egg white just until foamy and brush over the top of each scone with a pastry brush. Sprinkle the scones with the remaining 2 Tbsp of sugar. Bake until puffed and light golden brown, 15-20 minutes.Cranberry Orange Scones Makes about 9-10 scones.Cranberry Orange Scones

 

Perfect to enjoy with your valentine and a cup of tea.Cranberry Orange Scones

17 comments on “Cranberry Orange Scones

Natasha Mairs on February 10, 2017 12:06 pm

These look and sound so nice! i have pinned them so I can try them out soon #ThePinJunkie

Anne in the Kitchen on February 13, 2017 9:08 pm

These look wonderful! I haven’t made scones in ages, since my husband and kids can’t eat gluten. I think I’ll make a batch of these to share at work. I’ll get a treat, but my jeans will still fit! Thanks, for shaing!

Nancy Wolff on February 13, 2017 9:28 pm

Anne,
You will not regret making these scones, they are so delicious!

Sherry Legan on February 13, 2017 10:13 pm

Yummy and Yummy. Thanks for linking! These look so yummy and easy I think I need to go buy some ingredients and make some for tomorrow! You’ve inspired! Thanks for linking at The Fabulous Party. It’s all about love this months. Baking and cooking for our wonderful families is definitely filled with love!
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kristin mccarthy on February 13, 2017 10:50 pm

Nothing better than scones with a cup of hot coffee!

Nancy Wolff on February 14, 2017 12:20 pm

Kristin,
I agree!

Cathy Lawdanski on February 14, 2017 2:18 am

Scones are our “go-to” for special occasion breakfasts. I never would have thought to cut them into hearts. So pretty!

Helen at the Lazy Gastronome on February 14, 2017 3:02 pm

I love scones! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up!

angie on February 14, 2017 3:42 pm

our grand-babies took donuts that their mom made to school today This treat you share would be a great choice as well and I believe much more tastier
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Sue on February 14, 2017 11:45 pm

Oh these look great and I bet they taste delicious. Thanks for sharing with us at #OvertheMoon Link Party. Pinned and shared.

Kapp's Kitchen on February 15, 2017 12:00 am

We made orange cranberry scones a few weeks ago as part of an order for a tea. They turned out great. This is my husband’s favorite flavor combo.

Christine on February 15, 2017 9:54 pm

Love these, they sound like just the treat I need after a long day.

Leslie on February 16, 2017 6:02 pm

I feel ashamed to say I’ve never made scones before. 😳 These look like a delicious way to get started. Plus, the heart shape makes them extra sweet. Thanks again for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

Nancy Wolff on February 17, 2017 1:57 am

Leslie,
I had never made scones until a few years ago and then I found out how easy they were and so delicious! Give it a try, you’ll be glad you did! 🙂

Jess on February 16, 2017 7:52 pm

These sound amazing!

I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Miz Helen on February 21, 2017 8:47 pm

Thanks so much for sharing your Cranberry Orange Scones with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
Miz Helen

Nancy Wolff on February 21, 2017 11:33 pm

Mix Helen,
thanks for stopping by, I will be seeing you later this week!

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