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Dried Cranberry Scones

I go on vacation with my best friend to Michigan every July. Her cousin is allowed to come, too—but only if she brings her special cherry scones! I make them with cranberries for the holidays. Don't try to double this recipe. If you need more than 12, make two separate batches of dough. —Sherry Leonard, Whitsett, North Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup white baking chips
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon turbinado (washed raw) sugar

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°. In a large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In another bowl, whisk buttermilk and egg; stir into crumb mixture just until moistened. Stir in baking chips and cranberries.
  • Drop dough by 1/4 cupfuls 2 in. apart onto parchment-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with turbinado sugar. Bake until golden brown, 12-15 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1 scone: 247 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 290mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
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