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Cranberry Orange Scones

This is one of the easiest from scratch scone recipes we have ever made here at the Christopher Dodge House! 

Adapted from Barefoot Contessa at Home by Ina Garten


Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Total Time: 35 Minutes
Servings: Makes about 12 Scones


  • 4 cups plus 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest (2 oranges)
  • 3 sticks of cold unsalted butter, diced
  • 4 extra large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup (1/2 pint) cold heavy cream
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 4 teaspoons freshly squeezed orange juice


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.

  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix 4 cups of flour, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, the baking powder, salt and orange zest. Add the cold butter and mix at the lowest speed until the butter is the size of peas.

  3. Combine the eggs and heavy cream and, with the mixer on low speed, slowly add to the flour and butter mixture. Mix until just blended. The dough will look lumpy! Combined the dried cranberries and 1/4 cup of flour, add to the dough, and mix on low speed until blended. 

  4. Using a large ice cream/ cookie scoop, scoop the scones out onto the prepared baking sheet.  Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the tops are browned and the insides are fully baked. The scones will be firm to the touch. Allow the scones to cool for 15 minutes and then whisk together the confectioners' sugar and orange juice and drizzle over the scones. 

1 thought on “Cranberry Orange Scones

  1. Hello,
    Would you be willing to share your biscotti recipe please?
    It had fruit in it and delicious.
    Merry Christmas,

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