Classic Cranberry Scones

Classic cranberry scones with lemon glaze
Yields: 8 Servings Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 15 Mins Cook Time: 20 Mins Total Time: 35 Mins

Classic cranberry scones with lemon glaze are deliciously flaky and tender with bright lemon flavor and pops of juicy cranberries. Crunchy coarse sugar and lemon glaze are the perfect finishing touches!

I love making these scones during the holiday. It is so cheerful and tastes absolutely like the holiday season and can be perfect for your little holiday tea party, or you can enjoy them with your favorite cup of drink on a relaxed Sunday afternoon.


0/13 Ingredients
Adjust Servings
  • For Lemon Glaze


0/7 Instructions
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl. Stir in the lemon zest. Cut in the butter until the mixture is rough and crumbly, but small butter pieces are visible.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the cream, milk, egg, and vanilla together. Add this to the flour mixture and stir to bring the dough together, turning it out onto a work surface to complete bringing it together with your hands.
  • Flatten the dough out, press the cranberries into the dough, fold it over, and flatten it out a few times to incorporate all the cranberries into your dough.
  • Shape the dough into about a 10-inches disc. Cut the disc into eight wedges and place them on the prepared baking tray, leaving a few inches between them.
  • Brush the scones with a little milk and bake for 20 to 25 minutes until the scones are lightly browned on top. Cool completely before glazing.
  • For Lemon Glaze
  • Whisk the icing sugar and lemon juice together and drizzle over the scones using the whisk or a fork. Let the glaze set for an hour before serving. Enjoy!