Petite White Chocolate Cranberry Scones

Petite White Chocolate Cranberry Scones

Cranberry scones with white chocolate are bite-sized and a perfect treat anytime of the day.

25 min. prep time
32 scones
14514 Ratings


2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
3/4 cup sweetened dried cranberries, coarsely chopped
1 1/4 cups white baking chips
2 teaspoons shortening


Heat oven to 400°F.

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, lemon zest and salt in bowl; cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in whipping cream; mix until dough holds together. Stir in cranberries and 3/4 cup white baking chips.

Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead 5-10 times or until dough is smooth. Divide dough into 4 equal pieces; shape each piece into 8-inch log. Cut each log into 4 (2-inch) pieces; cut each piece in half diagonally to form small triangles.

Place scones, at least 1 inch apart, onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake 9-11 minutes or until golden brown around edges. Cool completely.

Combine remaining 1/2 cup baking chips and shortening in bowl. Microwave on Medium (50% power) 30 seconds; stir. Continue microwaving and stirring every 30 seconds until chips are melted and smooth. Drizzle scones with melted chocolate.

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Nutrition Facts (1 scone)

Calories: 130

Fat: 7g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 95mg

Carbohydrates: 15g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #14583©2009Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

This is a good recipe for scones and I have made them quite a few times. Always well received. However, my recommendations are to use orange with the cranberries. I put orange zest in the batter and instead of white chocolate for drizzle, I make a simple glaze from powdered sugar, orange zest and ORANGE JUICE. The combination of orange and cranberry cannot be beat. I have also made them with blueberries. This is when I used the lemon zest in batter and the lemon zest and lemon juice in the glaze.
These are absolutely delicious! I have baked them twice in the last month,,,once for my family and once for a bake sale, and they were a HUGe hit! When I bake for the family, I skip the sugar completely and they are perfect that way for us.
I make this for the cafe I work at and it is a BIG hit! The only changes I have made to the recipes are: Orange Zest instead of Lemon...this gives it more punch.
: I use COLD butter and cut it into the dry ingrediants after they are mixed. This produces a bigger fluffier scone.
: After the butter is cut into the dry ingrediants I mix the chips and cranberries in, this way they dont "sink" in the scones.
I have also experimented and made them larger. Works great and make 8 large sized scones. Also tried a drizzle of powdered sugar glaze instead of the white chocolate and both are very tasty!
I have made this recipe five times in the past three months. Each time the individuals who ate the scones loved them. This one is a winner!
yum, yum, yum..... These are so good and moist and so much flavor. Definitely make these again!
super delicious!!!
OMG! This is a great recipe! I would recommend this to ANYONE who wants to learn how to cook scones. Well done! Thanks so much!
Loved the recipe- Made it several different ways- original, dried apricots, dried peaches- .
I even substituted LOL 1/2 and 1/2because I was out of cream . All were excellent. Half and Half was a bit less moist. Everyone I have given these to has asked for the recipe. I use it in my cooking class at school too.
i made these, loved them, gave recipe to friends, then lost it. So, in a hurry, I found another recipe in a cookbook; nowhere near as good as this recipe. Here I am, back for this one.
I made these scones for a bridal shower with a winter theme(December wedding). Easy to make and scrumptious to eat!! Several compliments from the guests. I couldn't keep my husband away...he loved them!
These scones are to die for!! The only thing I did different was dividing the dough into two rounds, about 3/4 to 1" thick, making 16 scones. I had to bake longer. Oh my, I will be making these over and over!!
We had a 'Girl's Night Out' Valentine Tea. My daughter and I made these scones to go along with our red-teas, ribbon sandwiches, fruit and pink raspberry fruit dip, etc.
They were delicious. I stirred the flour inside my flour bin before measuring it out, and spooned it into the measuring cup-leveling it off with a flat-edged spatula to ensure that it would not taste doughy or be tough. Basic home-economics,...I know. I also added just a tiny extra splash of cream. Those extra little tricks did the job for us. The texture and taste were very nice.
This is only my second time making scones and I made them for a couple of co-workers. These turned out AWESOME!!! Everyone who ate them said there were "amazing" and "excellent"!!!

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