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Cranberry Orange Scones with orange slices
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Cranberry Orange Scones Starbucks Copycat Recipe

These copycat Starbucks Cranberry Orange Scones have just a hint of orange and delicious cranberries with a light orange glaze. These scones are the perfect tea accompaniment. 
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword cranberry, Scones, starbucks
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 327kcal
Author Candi Elm


  • 3 1/4 Cups all purpose flour
  • 1/3 Cup sugar
  • 1 TB baking powder
  • 1/2 ts baking soda
  • 1/2 ts salt
  • 3/4 Cup cold butter Cubed
  • 1 Cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 Cups dried cranberries , divided
  • 2 1/2 ts orange zest
  • 2 ts maple syrup
  • 1/2 Cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 ts orange zest
  • 1 tb Orange Juice


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, ⅓ cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Add butter cubes and mix in with a pastry blender until dough becomes coarse crumbs.
  • Stir in buttermilk until just moistened. Mix and fold in 1/2 of dried cranberries and orange zest. Mix until completely incorporated. You can use a Kitchen Aid with a dough hook. This is the easiest method.
  • Turn dough onto a lightly-floured surface and knead gently until dough is no longer sticky.
  • Divide dough in half and form into a circle and flatten out with palms of hands. Cut into 6 triangles.
  • Take remaining cranberries and maple syrup and combine in a small bowl. Slice scones in half and add a spoonful of cranberries in the middle and then replace the top of the scone. Do this for both discs.
  • Add scones to a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 13-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • When cooled make the glaze and drizzle on scones on some parchment or waxed paper. Enjoy


Don't be intimidated when making scones. They are simple to make. The key is not to handle for too long and make sure the butter is cold.
When you incorporate it into the dough make sure to have chunks or little bits of butter that you can see. This will make it lighter and so delicious. 
You can omit the glaze if you prefer them without. 
Add a dollop of clotted cream (optional) 
Serve with a cup of hot tea. 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 327kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 274mg | Potassium: 178mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 392IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 2mg