Cranberry Buttermilk Scones are the perfect addition to your Christmas Tea or Christmas brunch. They are so festive with the addition of dried cranberries (we used cran-raisins). You could serve these with clotted cream or lemon curd for the perfect topping!
You could serve these scones in place of biscuits. They are a little sweet, but I am sure that all of your guests would enjoy them! We recently served these Cranberry Buttermilk Scones at our Christmas Tea. Everyone loved them.
- Cranberry Buttermilk Scones
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¾ cup of cold butter
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
- Put aside 1 tablespoon milk and prepare cinnamon sugar
- sprinkle of 2 tablespoons sugar ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon
- Combine dry ingredients in a bowl; cut in butter
- Stir in buttermilk just until combined
- Fold in cranberries and orange peel
- Turn onto floured surface; divide into two parts shape each portion into a ball; pat dough ball into a circle approximately ½ inch depth and cut into desired shapes circles or wedges. Place onto lightly greased baking sheet; brush each scone with 1 tablespoon milk and lightly sprinkle with cinnamon sugar
- Bake @ 400 degree for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown
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Donut Snowman Recipe - Perfect for breakfast.
Elf Cookies Recipe - So cute for Elf on the Shelf.
Fruit Candy Cane - Love this healthy treat.
Reindeer Cupcakes - Kids love these.
White Chocolate Dipped Candy Canes - An inexpensive gift idea.
Yummy Holiday Party Mix - Love this one!
Christmas Tree Tea Sandwich - Perfect for afternoon tea.
Chocolate Mice - A cute treat.
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