Orange Cranberry Scones for Christmas Breakfast!

Orange Cranberry Scones are a sweet addition to your Christmas Breakfast. They capture the delicious orange and cranberry flavors of the winter season for tasty treat!

Plate with an orange cranberry scone

Do you remember the days of reaching into your stocking to find oranges? I do! Sadly, a lot of produce that we purchase doesn’t hang around for long. Either it’s consumed by my growing teen boys or goes bad before we can use it.

Baking has always been a way for me to express my care, concern, and love for others. These scones take a little more attention so when I make them, I hope that they are thoroughly enjoyed!

I’ve heard people say that certain recipes don’t taste the same when they make them compared to others. I believe that it’s that love and extra care that truly makes the difference. It’s almost as if you put a little part of your heart and soul into baking for those you love!

Why Orange Cranberry Scones are a perfect breakfast:

  • The exterior is crispy and crumbly;
  • While the interior is soft and melt-in-your-mouth!
  • The orange flavor is comforting
  • And the zing of the craisins are a perfect match!
  • The glaze pulls everything together with sweetness.

Ingredients & Tools You’ll Need:

Orange Cranberry Scone on a plate
Yield: 12 Scones

Orange Cranberry Scones

Orange Cranberry Scone on a plate

Orange Cranberry Scones are a sweet addition to your Christmas Breakfast. They capture the delicious orange and cranberry flavors of the winter season for tasty treat!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 3 minutes



  • 2 c. all-purpose flour + ¼ c. for work surface
  • 3 t. baking powder
  • ½ c. granulated sugar
  • ¼ t. salt
  • ½ c. cold unsalted butter
  • ½ c. heavy cream
  • ¼ c. sour cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 t. vanilla extract
  • ¼ t. orange extract
  • 1 t. orange zest, preferably organic
  • 1 c. craisins


  • 2/3 c. powdered sugar
  • 1-2 T. fresh orange juice


1.   Line a large, rimmed baking parchment paper or a baking mat. Set aside.   

2. Mix two cups flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Cut in butter with fork until butter is in pea-sized pieces.

3. In a separate bowl, combine the heavy cream, sour cream, egg, vanilla extract, orange extract, and orange zest. Whisk to combine.

4. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients just until combined. Add in the craisins and stir until just mixed.

5.  Sprinkle ¼ cup of flour onto a clean work surface. Transfer scone batter onto floured surface and lightly knead into a ball. Press the dough down into a ½” high rectangle (approximately 6” x 10”). Cut in half lengthwise, and then each half into 3 rectangles. Then, cut each rectangle diagonally to create triangle-shaped pieces.

6. Transfer the scones to the prepared baking sheet, leaving 1-2” between them. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before baking.

7. Pre-heat oven to 400°F, then add the baking sheet to oven when ready. Bake the scones for 18-22 minutes, or until they are nicely golden brown and cooked through. Remove from oven and cool for 5-10 minutes.

8. While the scones are cooling, prepare the orange glaze by
stirring the powdered sugar and orange juice together in a small bowl until thoroughly combined.

9. Serve the scones warm drizzled with some of the orange glaze on top. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 228Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 182mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 1gSugar: 25gProtein: 1g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 12/22/2019

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