Saturday, December 22

Recipe: Easy Christmas Cranberry Scones (and Rave Reviews from First Time Scone Bakers)

Christmas Cranberry Scones Recipe with dried cranberries and freshly grated nutmeg-
They're moist on the inside, with a nice light crunch on the outside (recipe here)

Beautifully golden brown and dotted with jewel-like dried cranberries and optional chopped pecans, these cute little scones are sure to brighten any holiday table. I named them Christmas Cranberry Scones the year I baked them all afternoon at a kitchen store holiday open house, but they're tasty any time of year.

Buttery and crumbly and rich, try them for breakfast, brunch, or afternoon tea. They also freeze beautifully.

If you've never made scones before, have no fear! This easy recipe is the perfect place to start, as you can see from these rave reviews:

More below. . .

—This recipe was my first attempt at baking scones. Wonderful to look at, better yet to eat, easy to make. Thank you for giving me the courage to brave The Scone.

—These were so great and easy to make! My very first experience making scones, and I think it was easier than making cookies. Honestly, I had no idea that it was so simple!

—My beautiful daughter is getting married and the whole family gave her a shower this past Saturday. It was a tea, so I made your delicious cranberry scones and your wonderful savory cheese and scallion scones. I have never made scones before and loved doing it, and we loved eating them. In fact, I couldn't stop making scones. They were gorgeous and a huge hit!

—Your scones are MARVELOUS! And easy too! Thanks so much for the recipe.

—I made these today for my mom's birthday brunch and they were awesome! My family thinks I'm a baking goddess, thanks to you.

—Wow, I just made these and they are fantastic! I was in a dessert-y mood and decided to throw in white chocolate chips instead of pecans. This is my first time making scones and your recipe was really easy and accessible, not to mention delicious!

—This is my go-to scone recipe!

—You've saved me from a ton of different bad recipes, which seems to be a talent of yours.

Still hungry after stuffing yourself with scones? You'll find links to all my sweet and savory Less Fuss, More Flavor recipes in the Farmgirl Fare Recipe Index.

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  1. These look very tasty. My wife and I have looked at your blogs for years. Many hours of plesure without comment. Merry Christmas from Oregon, Dave and Melody

  2. Yum, yum!! Wouldn't these be just perfect for Christmas morning?!? :)

  3. I made these delicious scones for first time last Christmas and everyone loved them! The savory cheese and scallion scones were a big hit too, served with homemade soup. Thanks for your great recipes and sharing your beautiful farm photos!


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