Lemon Cranberry Scones

I know it’s late, but it’s December 1st and hopefully when you all wake up you’ll see this recipe and whip it up as a celebratory breakfast! That means christmas is getting near, so be prepared to be bombarded by a slew of festive holiday recipes 🙂 I’m a true christmas lover. Lights, baking, snow, they all bring a smile to my face.


So today to start of this holiday season, I’m giving you sweet lemony cranberry goodness. These Cranberry Lemon Scones are just delicious! They’re soft and sweet, but not full of fat and other unhealthy things. They taste good served warm or cold and can easily be kept in an airtight container for a few days.


I’m a huge fan of lemon cranberry mixture as well, as you will soon notice on my blog. They go together like peanut butter and jelly, apple and pie, and any other corny ones you can think of!


Here’s the recipe for all you bakers, enjoy!

Lemon Cranberry Scones



2 tablespoons sugar

1 tablespoon lemon juice


½ cup buttermilk

1 tablespoon lemon juice

¼ cup sugar

1 ½ tablespoons lemon zest

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 egg, lightly beaten

1 cup white flour

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons butter

1 cup frozen cranberries


Preheat oven to 375 F. Prepare baking sheet.

Make glaze by combining 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Put aside.

For scones, mix buttermilk, lemon juice, sugar, zest, vanilla and egg.

In a separate bowl combine flours, baking powder and salt. Mix in butter and then the cranberries.

Add the buttermilk mixture and mix until just combined.

Drop dough onto a floured surface and form dough into an 8 inch circle.

Place on baking sheet and cut into 10 wedges (don’t cut all the way through). Brush glaze on top on the cut dough.

Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Adapted From: Skinny Taste


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2 thoughts on “Lemon Cranberry Scones

  1. Joy December 1, 2012 at 5:09 pm Reply

    These look yummy! Fantastic served with lemon curd, mmmm 🙂

    • princessperfectbaking December 1, 2012 at 6:48 pm Reply

      They’re delicious and I’m sure they would be! Thank you Joy! I hope you give then a try

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