Cranberry Orange Scones

Is anyone else beyond ready for the weekend? It has been so gloomy in Ohio this week, but we chose to embrace it today by staying in and making something extra sweet! Because let’s be honest, who doesn’t need a Friday pick-me-up?!

I have always been a scone lover, but for some silly reason I’ve been intimidated to try and make them myself. Until today! I figured, worst case scenario we end up with an inedible dessert, flour all over us, and a new funny memory. Either way, a win in my book!

Thankfully to my surprise, we ended up with the most deliciously sweet cranberry orange scones, and still got flour all over us (and the kitchen) which definitely made for some fun memories!

I found this recipe from Natasha’s Kitchen that seemed both simple to follow and the ingredients were mostly things we already had in our house. These could easily be used as a quick last minute treat or something to bake for your friends or neighbors!

Ingredients for Cranberry Orange Scones:
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 Tbsp grated orange zest (from 1/2 orange)
1/2 cup (1 stick) cold butter, cut into chunks
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream + 1 Tbsp to brush the top
3/4 cup dried cranberries
1 Tbsp coarse/raw sugar to sprinkle the top, optional

Ingredients for the Orange Glaze:
2/3 cup powdered sugar
1 Tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice


Head over to Natasha’s Kitchen for the recipe!

Overall, my first experience making scones was nowhere near as scary as I had built up in my head. HA! I’m pretty sure this just confirms that really good things can come from stepping out of our comfort zones, even if it’s something as simple as trying a new recipe!

They were a total HIT with my little man too, he literally couldn’t keep his hands off of them or the oranges!


Fridays are meant to be sweet! So, if the day isn’t cooperating with you; do something to make it, even if that just means baking!