Cranberry White Chocolate Scones

November 16, 2012

Tis the season to crank up those ovens.

Are you like me, where your holiday baking list is super HUGE?

I don’t even know where to start. And thanks to Pinterest my list is ever growing. Maybe next year I need to start all of my holiday baking in March, just to be able to to everything I want to do. Oh, how happy that would make my husband. Christmas music in March? We’d be headed straight for divorce.

Another thing I need to start way earlier is my holiday shopping. I’ve said this every year since I’ve been living on my own. That throughout the year I want to slowly buy my gifts, so that come Christmas Eve I’m not running around like a crazy woman grabbing whatever I can find. ESPECIALLY now that our next Christmas we will be welcoming Santa to our house.

But, instead of sticking to my plan, I end up slowly shopping for myself throughout the year and totally forgetting about everyone else until December 23.


Please tell me I’m not the only one who does this.

But I guess it’s all about baby steps.

And my baby step this year was to start using cranberries before Thanksgiving actually comes!

Fresh cranberries are one of my weaknesses. I am totally obsessed with them popping in my mouth and exploding with that holiday flavor.

I am starting to put them in everything. Oatmeal, nuked with apple slices, cooking them on the stove and spreading on my sandwiches, and now scones.

Light, cinnamony, crispy scones.

Hello Holidays.

Cranberry White Chocolate Scones
makes 8 triangles of heaven

2 cups flour

5 tablespoons sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ginger

6 tablespoons cold butter, sliced

2/3 cup 1% milk

1/2 cup halved cranberries

1/2 cup white chocolate chips

1 tablespoon 1% milk

1 tablespoon cinnamon sugar

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and ginger. Add in the cubes of butter and with your hands knead the butter in to the flour until the mixture is crumbly and there’s no huge pieces of butter. Stir in the milk. Then pour in the cranberries and white chocolate chip, and work in to the dough with your hands.

Dump the dough out on to a floured surface and knead about 10 times until the dough completely comes together. Pat out in to a circle that’s about an inch thick. Cut the dough in to 8 wedges. With a pastry brush, brush the tops of the scones with the remaining milk and then sprinkle the tops with the cinnamon sugar.

Place wedges on baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until scones are golden brown. Allow to cool for just a minute and then serve ‘em up!

Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Meagan @ A Zesty Bite November 16, 2012 at 9:21 am

These look really good Steph! I still haven’t ever tried a scone and I keep saying that I will soon.


2 Blog is the New Black November 16, 2012 at 10:08 am



3 RavieNomNoms November 16, 2012 at 11:25 am

Oh I just love these!! How delicious!!!


4 Paula @ Vintage Kitchen November 17, 2012 at 1:29 pm

I think there are never too many good scones recipes. This sounds delectable and so pretty!


5 Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy November 17, 2012 at 5:57 pm

oh those look incredible! i love a good scone:)


6 Chris November 19, 2012 at 1:00 pm

I made these yesterday for breakfast. Delicious and super easy. I LOVE that the recipe calls for fresh cranberries. They provided such freshness (is that a word?) to the recipe. I’ll definitely be making these again. =)


7 Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen November 20, 2012 at 9:38 am

Every year I vow to start holiday shopping early, and every year I still manage to find myself scrambling around at the last minute. Proud to say that this year, I’m nearly done with all my shopping already!

These scones look heavenly!!


8 linner December 25, 2012 at 10:24 pm

i love scones but dont really have a lot of recipes. yesterday i was scrambling to find a use for some white choc i had in the cupboard whose best before date was the 25th. thankfully i found your recipe! i love how they turned out. a few variations i made: used unsweetened vanilla almond milk, and margarine (therefore dairy free). and they turned out just like ur pics! (and delicious)
thanks again 🙂


9 Steph December 31, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Ooh! I love these changes!!


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