These Easy Orange Cranberry Scones are melt-in-your-mouth delicious and can be made ahead. Pop them in the oven just before serving for easy entertaining!
Whisk flour, baking powder, sugar, zest and salt in a medium-size bowl. Add the chopped cranberries (see note above in post on chopping cranberries) and stir to combine.
Add butter/cream mixture to dry ingredients and stir with rubber spatula until all flour is incorporated and batter pulls away from sides of bowl. The batter will be very thick, like a cookie dough. Don’t over mix it, but you do want all the little flour bits to be incorporated.
While the scones are baking, make the orange glaze. Combine the powdered sugar, milk (or half and half) and orange juice in a medium-size bowl. Whisk well until smooth to make a thick, but drizzle-able glaze. (If glaze is too thin, add a bit more powdered sugar, if too thick add add a little more cream.)
Drizzle glaze over scones. If you can wait, let scones sit for 15 minutes to let glaze set before serving.
See Café Tips above in post for further instructions, substitutions and detailed tips.