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Anita’s Cranberry Scones

This is Taste-Test Kitchen Baker Anita Reeck’s favorite cranberry scone recipe. You’ll often find it featured in our bakery case.


  • 2-1/2 cups flour
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup cold butter, sliced
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, sliced
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk

Almond Frosting

  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond flavoring
  • 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and baking soda. Cut in butter until the mixture is pea sized. Add the cranberries and sugar; stir well. Add the buttermilk a little at a time, mixing until blended.

Divide the dough in half and roll each piece out into an 8-inch circle bout 1/2-inch thick. Cut each circle into six wedge-shaped pieces.

Put wedges on two cookie sheets and bake for 12 to 15 minutes.

After the scones have cooled, drizzle with almond-flavored icing.

Frosting instructions: In a medium bowl, cream the butter and almond flavor with an electric mixer. Gradually add the powdered sugar, scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl often. Slowly add the milk, mixing until light and fluffy.

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