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Bakery Style Cranberry Lemon Scones

These bakery style cranberry lemon scones are finished with a tangy lemon drizzle. Perfect for breakfast or with a cup of afternoon tea.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Biscuits & Muffins
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 Scones
Calories: 356kcal
Author: Deanna


  • 2.5 Cups Flour All purpose
  • 1 Tbsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Cold butter, cut into cubes
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon juice fresh
  • 2 tsp Lemon zest zest from one medium lemon
  • 3/4 Cup Fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 Egg beaten
  • 2 tsp Milk

For the Lemon Drizzle

  • 1/2 Cup Powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh lemon juice


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Place flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and butter in a food processor and pulse until it resembles course crumbs.  Alternatively, you can cut the butter into the dry ingredients with a pastry blender. Dump the mixture into a large bowl.
  • Mix the milk and 2 tbsp lemon juice together in a small bowl or measuring cup and let stand 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, add the sugar to the dry ingredients, then stir in the lemon zest.
  • Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the milk, stir just until combined, then fold in the cranberries.
  • Turn the dough out onto a floured surface or large sheet of parchment paper.
    Gently press the dough into a 9 inch circle, then cut into 8 wedges with a sharp knife or pizza cutter.  It is important not to handle the dough more than necessary or it will become tough.
    Place the wedges on a parchment lined baking sheet with 1 inch room between them.
  • Mix egg and 2 tsp of milk together and brush over scones.
  • Place in the oven and bake 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove scones from the oven to a cooling rack.
  • Allow to cool about 10 minutes.  Then mix the powdered sugar and 2 tbsp lemon juice.  Drizzle over the scones and serve.



Calories: 356kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 339mg | Potassium: 249mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 434IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 113mg | Iron: 2mg