Cranberry Orange Scones Recipe 

 Originally Written: November 21, 2011

By  Hanna Trafford

Last Updated on December 22, 2022 by Hanna Trafford

I love cranberries! Not only are they good for you, they are a great addition to all kins of recipes. These scones were delicious – combination of cranberries and orange flavours is really something very special. I am going to make these for Christmas morning breakfast/brunch for sure Enjoy!

Cranberry Orange Scones:


  • 1-1/2 cups of flour
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon of baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoons finely grated orange zest
  • 5 tablespoons of cold, unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • ½ cup of dried cranberries
  • 2/3 cup of buttermilk (add 1-2 tablespoons more if necessary)


  1. Preheat oven to 400F
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment or waxed paper
  3. In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and orange zest
  4. With a pastry blender or two knives, cut butter into flour mixture until it looks like coarse oatmeal
  5. Stir in dried cranberries
  6. Make a well in the centre of flour mixture
  7. Add butter milk and stir until just combined – do not overmix. Add a little more butter milk if dough is too dry to work with
  8. Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface
  9. Shape into a 8-inch round
  10. Transfer onto baking sheet
  11. Cut circle into wedges and space them about ½ inch apart (to prevent sticking, dust knife with flour)
  12. Bake until golden, about 18-20 minutes

Hope you will enjoy this recipe – please share your comments and experiences, your inpur is very welcomed and much appreciated!

Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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