Cranberry Orange Scone Recipe (Starbucks Copycat)

This Cranberry Orange Scone recipe is a Starbucks copycat that features dried cranberries and orange zest, drizzled with orange icing.

This Cranberry Orange Scone recipe is a Starbucks copycat that features dried cranberries and orange zest, drizzled with orange icing.

You don’t need to wait for the holiday season to enjoy delicious, flaky Cranberry Orange scones anymore. Enjoy them anytime of year when you make this Cranberry Orange Scone Recipe at home!

Tips for Making the BEST Flaky Scones

  • Use very cold butter.
  • Ensure your baking powder is still active.
  • Don’t overwork the dough. You want the butter to remain cold.
  • Ensure that your scones are uniform in size so that they bake evenly.
This Cranberry Orange Scone recipe is a Starbucks copycat that features dried cranberries and orange zest, drizzled with orange icing.
This Cranberry Orange Scone recipe is a Starbucks copycat that features dried cranberries and orange zest, drizzled with orange icing.

Can I use Fresh or Frozen Cranberries in the Scones?

Yes! If you use either you need to chop them roughly. Do not let the Frozen cranberries thaw out. Use from frozen. There are no real special considerations for this substitute aside from chopping them up.

How to Store Scones

Scones hold up really well at room temperature, in the fridge, and also in the freezer.

If you intend to consume them within 2-3 days, you can keep them loosely covered at room temperature.

They will last for over a week if stored in an airtight container in the fridge.

You can also freeze them for up to 3 months.

Prior to serving, if frozen or chilled, reheat the scones in the microwave for 25-30 seconds.

What to Serve with Scones

Scones are lovely served with a hot coffee or tea. Smother them in butter or jam and enjoy!

You can also eat them as is, these Cranberry Orange Scones have loads of flavour already so you could skip the accompaniments.

This Cranberry Orange Scone recipe is a Starbucks copycat that features dried cranberries and orange zest, drizzled with orange icing.

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This Cranberry Orange Scone recipe is a Starbucks copycat that features dried cranberries and orange zest, drizzled with orange icing.

How to Make Cranberry Orange Scones

Yields: 12 scones | Prep time: 15 mins + 30 mins to chill | Baking time: 18-22 mins

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

  1. Line a large, rimmed baking parchment paper or a Silpat® 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!
Cranberry Orange Scone Recipe (Starbucks Copycat)
Yield: 12 Scones

Cranberry Orange Scone Recipe (Starbucks Copycat)

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 7 minutes

This Cranberry Orange Scone recipe is a Starbucks copycat that features dried cranberries and orange zest, drizzled with orange icing.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

1.   Line a large, rimmed baking parchment paper or a Silpat® 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!



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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1 Scone

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

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