Thursday, December 22

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

They're moist on the inside, with a nice light crunch on the outside (recipe here)

A little shout out for another long time favorite recipe from the Farmgirl Fare archives. . .

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 back in 2002 when 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 the rave reviews from Farmgirl Fare readers below.

Thanks so much to all of you who take the time to come back and comment on my recipes. And thanks for pinning them on Pinterest!

Wishing you a joyful, peaceful, and delicious holiday season!

Read the rave reviews 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.

—These are the best scones I've ever had. I tried the recipe about two years ago and just keep making them. I love the texture and taste. They're one of the favorite recipes at our house.

—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.

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