White Chocolate Cranberry Scones


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Well, that was fun.

An entire week-ish of family, food, Christmas cheer, presents, and yep, more food. It was pretty great. I hope your festivites were great, too.

I didn’t meant to take the entire week off, but every morning I’d wake up and think, “Hmm, I should go write about some food today.” Then I’d head into the kitchen and eat the food instead.

Yum.

I vowed to write first thing this morning, but then I almost backed out because I’ve got to run to the store. To buy a treadmill. That’s not at all related to the food I just mentioned consuming all week long. Not. At. All.

Just in case you’re not totally sick of baked goods and heavy cream yet, I thought I’d share this fabulous scone recipe. I love scones, but only when they are light and fluffy instead of dry and crumbly. This recipe is full of heavy cream which keeps the scones moist and delicious. Even better, it’s so easy to just bake a few of them and freeze the rest for another day.(Forgive the horrible photos. It’s been a long week, yo.)

White Chocolate Cranberry Scones

White Chocolate Cranberry Scones

Ingredients

  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 2 cups cold whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • extra sugar for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease two cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
  2. Mix together first 6 ingredients. Pour in cream and stir until the flour mixture is moistened. Turn mixture out onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently until a soft dough forms, about 2 minutes. Divide dough into three equal sized balls. Flatten dough into a seven inch circle (use your hands to flatten the dough out) and cut each dough circle into eight triangles. Place on cookie sheets about two inches apart. Brush tops with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar.
  3. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm.
  4. If freezing, place the unbaked scones on a cookie sheet and place in the freezer for 30 minutes. Remove to a freezer bag and freeze until ready to bake. Place frozen scones on a baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
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12 Responses to “White Chocolate Cranberry Scones”

  1. Cookbook Queen January 2, 2012 @ 12:49 pm (#
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    I love scones, especially fluffy ones!!

    Hope you had a wonderful, restful week with your family.

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  2. Joanne January 2, 2012 @ 2:02 pm (#
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    Can you pick me up a treadmill too? Or i’ll just invite myself over to use yours.

    And then we can eat reese’s and scones to celebrate how good we’ve been.

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  3. Ashton January 2, 2012 @ 2:26 pm (#
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    You take the most beautiful pictures!!! Love this post :)

    Happy New Year’s!

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  4. Megan @Country Cleaver January 2, 2012 @ 7:40 pm (#
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    I keep telling myself that I’m over all the yeasty baked deliciousness rolling through the kitchens and for some reasons I am over it and for others (like outrageous hormonal cravings) I’m not over them. IT’s baked goods after all, they’re never BAD!

    And these, they’re “healthy”, right? They’ve got cranberries in ‘em. Yeah, we’ll go with that. Beautiful.
    ~Megan

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  5. grace January 3, 2012 @ 8:08 am (#
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    you’ve said to speak my mind, so here goes: scones suck. the only way you’ll get me to eat and enjoy them is to put chocolate (especially of the white variety!) in there. nice one. :)

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  6. Rebekah @ Making Miracles January 3, 2012 @ 9:37 am (#
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    Those look AMAZING!!! :)

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  7. Bronya January 3, 2012 @ 12:48 pm (#
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    Happy New Yea!

    Scones are such great comfort food, and what a great flavour combo!

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  8. Lauren January 3, 2012 @ 4:52 pm (#
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    Delicious!! Love white chocolate anything!

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  9. megan January 10, 2012 @ 4:54 pm (#
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    These look delicious!! How do you store them and how long do they stay good?

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  10. Jenni January 11, 2012 @ 6:01 pm (#
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    These are exactly like the ones I use to make till I lost the recipe. Made these and a chocolate chip one tonight. Fantastic. Will be making these again. Thanks!!

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  11. Matt @ SpoonMatters January 20, 2012 @ 9:19 pm (#
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    Oh man, these are amazing. I wanted to make something for my in-laws for the lunar New Year, but not cookies, and this fit the bill perfectly. The first dozen just came out of the oven and they are to die for. Even the best local coffee shop doesn’t bake scones this luscious.

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  12. Nelida Schmittou June 15, 2012 @ 3:40 pm (#
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    Hi there, I found your website via Google while looking for a related topic, your website came up, it looks good. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.

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