Bursting with cranberries and bright orange flavor, these sweet buttery little scones are my new favorite winter treat. They are easy to put together and perfect to share with friends and family.
Recently, my friends Alisa and Enrique asked me to collaborate on a little recipe video for FresYes, a local blog that focuses on cool stuff happening around the valley. I’m a big fan of Enrique’s video work and have been really been enjoying Alisa’s local food posts, so I created this cranberry orange scone recipe and invited the two of them into my kitchen for a night of take-out pizza and scone making.
Despite my huge fear of being on camera, we had a lot of fun and the resulting recipe and cute little video were definitely worth the discomfort.
Since it’s December, I decided to make these slightly sweeter than my other scone recipes. With their beautiful sweet orange glaze, these petite scones can easily take the place of fancy cookies on a gift plate.
As you’ll see in the video, these scones really are quick and easy to put together. The photos below show you how to shape them once the dough is mixed.
Since these are small scones, the dough needs to be divided into two pieces before being sliced into triangles.
It’s really easy to shape these scones. Just cut them up like pies and they’re ready to bake.
Once transferred to a parchment-lined baking sheet, the scones are ready for the oven. Make sure you preheat the oven before you begin, because this recipe goes pretty fast!
My oven bakes these scones perfectly in 12 minutes every time. But it’s always good to check them a little early since every oven is different.
Once they have cooled completely, it’s time to mix the glaze and dip the scones right in the glaze. As long as you dip only the tops of the scones, you should have just enough glaze to cover all of them. Make sure you lay some waxed paper or newspaper under the rack before beginning the dipping process. This makes cleanup much easier!
- Buttermilk Cranberry Scones
- Pumpkin Spice Scones
- Apricot Cream Scones
- Cherry Banana Muffins with White Chocolate Chips
- Cheddar, Parmesan, and Cracked Pepper Scones
Around the Web:
- Ginger Scones from Simply Recipes
- Fresh Cranberry Scones from The Kitchn
- Raspberry Almond Scones from Two Peas and Their Pod
- Cinnamon Sugar Scones from Brown-Eyed Baker
- Persimmon Scones from Lemons and Anchovies
Big thanks to Enrique at Meza Films and Alisa from FresYes for coming to hang out in my kitchen for a delicious night of scone making. Here are a few behind-the-scenes photos from the video shoot taken by my husband Phil.