A family favorite, Orange Cranberry Scones recipe produces a light textured American style scone that has a sweet and bright orange flavor. Perfect for Holiday celebrations or a delicious treat with a cup of coffee.
1/2cupmilk*for glazing top of scones before baking
1/2cupdecorative sparkling sugar *optional, for sprinkling on top of scones
Preheat oven to 400℉.Cut cold butter into small cubes and place in freezer while preparing dry ingredients.
Place flour, salt, baking powder and sugars in a food processor and mix until well combined. Add in cold butter cubes and pulse until mixture resembles pea sized crumbles. Transfer to a medium sized mixing bowl. Measure cream and stir in orange zest and extract. Stir well. Make a well in crumble mixture and pour cream into well. Using hands mix until a ball forms. May need 1-4 additional tbsps of cream if dough is too dry.Fold in pecans and cranberries by hand.
Place dough onto lightly floured surface. Roll into a large square that is 1 inch thickness.Cut dough into 2 inch squares and then squares in half to form a triangle shapes. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Brush scones tops with milk and sprinkle on decorative sugar.Bake for 12-17 mins or until scones reach a light golden brown.
Please use as many organic ingredients as possible.