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four scones on a cooling rack with three beside, a glass of milk, bowl of cranberries, and flowers behind

Orange Cranberry Scones with Cardamom Glaze

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Author: Traci
Sweet, citrusy, with a subtle hint of spice. These Orange Cranberry Scones with Cardamom Glaze are the perfect way to start your mornings!



  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon orange zest
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, cold
  • ¾ cup cranberries
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla



  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Line baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine eggs, heavy cream, and vanilla. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar, and orange zest.
  • Grate butter into flour mixture.
  • Lightly toss together.
  • Add cranberries. Stir gently to distribute.
  • Add egg mixture.
  • Stir gently until all dry ingredients are incorporated.
  • Turn out onto a floured surface and roll out.
  • Using a sharp cutter, cut out shapes.
  • Gently gather and re-roll scraps.
  • Place scones on prepared pan.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes.


  • In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar and cardamom.
  • Beat in milk and vanilla.


Expert Tips:
  • Make sure the butter is cold before grating!
  • Be careful not to overwork the dough when re-rolling.
  • Bake them on a lined baking sheet for even browning.
  • This recipe freezes and reheats really well!
  • You don't have to cut them into circles if you don't want to. You can easily do squares or triangles!


Serving: 1 | Calories: 321kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 317mg | Potassium: 68mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 605IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 1mg