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Cranberry White Chocolate Scones

Cranberry White Chocolate Scones

The holiday season is the perfect time to indulge in delicious treats, and these Cranberry White Chocolate Scones are no exception. Packed with the festive flavors of tart cranberries and creamy white chocolate, these scones are sure to be a hit at any holiday gathering. Whether you enjoy them for breakfast, brunch, or as a sweet snack, these scones are a delightful addition to your holiday recipes collection.

Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Servings
15 mins 20 mins 35 mins 8 scones

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (240g)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar (50g)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed (113g)
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries (70g)
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips (85g)
  • 1/2 cup whole milk (120ml)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt until well combined.
  3. Add the cold, cubed butter to the dry ingredients. Use a pastry cutter or your fingers to cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Stir in the dried cranberries and white chocolate chips, ensuring they are evenly distributed throughout the mixture.
  5. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the milk and vanilla extract. Gradually pour the milk mixture into the dry ingredients, stirring until the dough comes together. Be careful not to overmix.
  6. Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Gently knead the dough a few times until it becomes smooth.
  7. Shape the dough into a circle and flatten it to about 1-inch (2.5cm) thick. Use a sharp knife or a biscuit cutter to cut the dough into 8 wedges.
  8. Place the scones onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving about 1 inch (2.5cm) of space between each scone.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the scones are golden brown on top.
  10. Remove from the oven and let the scones cool on a wire rack for a few minutes before serving.

Serving Suggestions

These Cranberry White Chocolate Scones are best served warm, either on their own or with a dollop of clotted cream or a drizzle of white chocolate glaze. They pair perfectly with a cup of hot tea or coffee, making them an excellent choice for a cozy holiday breakfast or afternoon treat. These scones also make a lovely addition to holiday brunches or as a homemade gift for friends and family. Enjoy the festive flavors of cranberry and white chocolate in every bite!

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