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Cranberry Orange Scones on a white plate with a cranberry napkin.
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Super Moist Cranberry Orange Scones

These Super Moist Cranberry Orange scones are buttery, moist, and perfectly balanced with sweet and tart flavors. Topped with a sweet and sticky orange glaze, these make the perfect dessert companion for hot tea.
Prep Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberries, cranberry, cranberry scones, orange cranberry scones
Servings: 8 scones
Calories: 406cal
Author: Amy Desrosiers
Cost: $4


  • oven (adjusted to the center rack position)
  • Stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment
  • Measuring Cups & spoons
  • cutting board & knife
  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper


  • cups all-purpose flour + 2 tablespoons to flour the work surface
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar + 1 tablespoon for mixing with cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter cubed
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Cape Cod Select Cranberries defrosted, and rough chopped
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest


  • 1 cup confectionary sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice


  • Pre-heat oven to 425° F. and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Be sure to parchment paper is safe up to this temperature. If not, use a nonstick baking sheet or baking mat.
  • Prepare a lightly floured work area. Coat your pastry cutter with flour as well.
  • Using the paddle attachment, in a stand mixer, add the flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar to the mixing bowl. Beat at a medium-low speed.
  • Add the cubed butter, and mix until the dough forms tiny balls.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the egg, vanilla, milk, and then add it to the mixer along with the rough chopped cranberries. The dough should come together and form a ball.
  • Remove dough and transfer to your floured work area. Shape the dough into a 1" thick circle.
  • Using your pastry cutter, divide dough into 8 pieces, and slightly separate them to give them space to bake. Bake for 12-14 mins or until golden brown edges form. Scones will feel firm on the outside and moist on the inside.


  • Whisk the confectionary sugar, and orange juice together until thick and creamy. (similar to a honey consistency). Spoon over cooled scones and enjoy warm.


Nutritional values may vary and are meant to be a guide.


Serving: 1scone | Calories: 406cal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 166mg | Potassium: 249mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 601IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 2mg