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 1:25total time
32 scones
14514 Ratings

Ingredients

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 whipping cream
3/4 cup sweetened dried cranberries, coarsely chopped
1 1/4 cups white baking chips
2 teaspoons shortening

Directions

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.

Recipe Tip

Read more about this recipe on Recipe Buzz® Blog.

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.
Wonderful!
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"!!!

Comment On This Recipe

Please correct the item(s) in red below:
4 Please select a rating

Email address will not be published

Or
Please note, all submissions are screened for content deemed appropriate by Land O'Lakes. Comments are published within 3 business days.
Submit
Thank you, your comment has been submitted for approval

Message:

Your friend thought you might be interested in Petite White Chocolate Cranberry Scones

Latest Blog

What is a Betty? Homespun Fruit Desserts from Crisps to Cobblers
August 26, 2014 by Cindy

If you have ever opened your Grandma’s recipe box, you may have wondered what a “Betty” is. Vintage fruit desserts, like Betties, are being updated today, though they still reflect the classic fruit dessert recipes of yesteryear. More ...

The Simple Rewards® Club is your personal online resource for exclusive offers and information. It’s also our way of saying “thank you” for trusting Land O’Lakes and inviting us into your home. Membership is free, so sign up today.

FREE Sign Up Includes:
  • Our Measuring Cup® Newsletter Preview »
  • Money-Saving and Exclusive Offers
  • Online Recipe Box

Already a Member? Sign In.

FPO IMAGE

YES. Send me the Measuring Cup® Newsletter.
Cancel and Go Back

Forgot Your Password?

Please correct the items(s) in red below

    We'll email instructions to the address you used to register.

    Reset My Password Cancel and Go Back

    Confirmation Email Sent

    We've sent a confirmation email to the address associated with your account. Check your email and follow the link within 3 hours in order to complete the password reset process.

    Close

    Welcome Back!

    If you are already a member, please sign in.

    Not a Simple Rewards Member? Join Now. Forgot Your Password?

    Check Your Email

    Look for an email soon with instructions to reset your password.

    If you did not receive the email, please check your email junk folder (just in case) or contact us.

    Hi, I'm Becky. I'm eager to share my best ideas and favorite recipes from my 20+ years in the Land O'Lakes Test Kitchen. I'm also excited to help with any questions you have about cooking and baking with Land O Lakes® products. Some of the questions and answers will be published in our newsletter, The Measuring Cup®. Please use the short form below to ask your questions, or share your tip or memory.


    Please correct the item(s) in red below

    *These fields are required
    Submit

    Thanks.

    Your question has been submitted.



    Close Window

    Email: