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Cranberry Orange Scones

Good morning,

Nothing like waking up on a Sunday morning to the smell of fresh scones baking in the oven.  I was at Starbucks yesterday, I know your surprised, but they were giving out samples and one of the samples was there Cranberry Orange Scones.  Oh man they were good!  I knew I couldn’t have one at 400 some calories a scone, so I woke up fresh and early so I can make my own.

I made one batch, and I didn’t know what I did wrong, there were a pure sticky mess, so I threw them out and started over.  I reconfigured  my recipe and tried again and yes my friends they turned out better then I thought!

I made them mini, so I can have more then one, plus there pretty low calorie for a scone.  Honestly,  I never made mini scones, just big ones, and these were pretty easy to make and not to many ingredients.

Since there is only 1/4 cup of sugar I decided to make an orange glaze to go over the top which was 1/4 cup of powdered sugar and a few squirts of fresh orange juice.  The flavor was just perfect!

These would make a wonderful breakfast for Christmas morning, yes I’m thinking Christmas.

Cranberry Orange Scones – Adapted from Everyday Health

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup sugar

3 1/2 tablespoon butter,cut into small pieces

1/4 cup cranberries, dried

2 teaspoon orange peel, grated

1/4 cup non fat milk

1/4 Cup fresh orange juice

1 large egg, lightly beaten

For Glaze

1/4 cup powdered sugar

Squirt of fresh orange juice


Preheat oven to 375°.

Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and sugar in a bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal (I used my hands). Stir in cranberries and rind. Add milk, orange juice and egg stirring just until moist.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead 15 times or until smooth.

Form into an 8 x8x square. Cut 4 even rows into the dough. Cut into triangles.  I got 6 scones per row. (sorry no picture, my hands were to sticky to pull out my camera)

Carefully Transfer dough to a baking sheet coated with cooking spray or lined with parchment paper

Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until golden.  Let them slightly cool for about 5 minutes.  Meanwhile make your glaze.

In a small bowl add your powdered sugar and orange juice (I juiced a 1/4 of an orange) mix until a consistency you like.  Add more sugar if to thin, add more juice if to thick.  Drizzle over the top of scones.

Eat and Enjoy!

Calories per scone:  73,  Fat:  1.8,  Sodium:  70,  Potassium:  19,  Carbs:  12.7,  Fiber:  .4,  Sugar:  4.6,  Protein:  4.2

I feel like I play Jenga with my food, layering them as high as I can. lol

Time to wrap Christmas presents and maybe put up my little tree.  Have a wonderful day!!

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