Cranberry Cherry Scones are slightly sweet and super cute! These scones take less than a half an hour to make, melt in your mouth, and are irresistible! Who can resist a heart-shaped scone?
We love sprinkling pretty sparkling sugar on top of them. You can also whip up a simple confectioner's sugar glaze! We also use vinegar and milk in place of buttermilk. It has the same effect and you don't need to buy a huge container of buttermilk!
You can use this scone recipe for any other scones, sweet or savory. Simply replace the cranberries and cherries with another fruit or flavoring. We love adding lemon, orange, or maple flavoring! If you are going the savory route, limit the sugar to 2 tablespoons and add in things like ham, green onion, or cheddar (or all of them!) Also, make sure to leave out the vanilla extract if you are making savory scones.
Make sure to cook the scones on parchment paper so they do not stick to the plan. You can also grease a pan with a little oil or butter.
Serve them with hot tea, jam, and butter! Make them for your loved one or for guests who are visiting! Anyone will be happy to wake up to these sweet little beauties!
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 6 Tablespoons butter (cold and diced)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup whole milk
- 1/4 teaspoon white vinegar
- 1/4 cup dried sweetened cranberries
- 1/4 cup dried cherries
- 1 egg (beaten, for brushing the scones)
- 1/2 cup coarse sugar (for topping the scones)
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Combine the vinegar, milk, and vanilla extract in a separate measuring cup.
- Add in the chopped butter and mix into the flour with a pastry blender. You can also process the dough in a food processor.
- Once the butter is incorporated and you have fine crumbs, add in the whole milk mixture. Combine using a spatula. Be gentle and don't over mix the dough. If it is a little dry then add in a tiny bit more milk.
- Lay out the dough on a floured surface and flatten into a round disk. Cut out heart shapes using a heart shaped cookie cutter. You can also just cut it into pie like slices.
- Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush the top of the scones with the beaten egg and then sprinkle with the coarse sugar.
- Bake for 25 minutes, until golden brown! Serve with tea and enjoy!
|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Total Fat||12 g|
|Saturated Fat||6 g|
|Unsaturated Fat||4 g|
|Dietary Fiber||1 g|