Cranberry Orange Rosemary Scones

Food is my love language I have officially decided! Over the Holiday season I found myself aimlessly wandering through several stores like Home Goods, TJMaxx, and Target, always to end up in the same place...the food section.

I am absolutely in awe of the endless combinations of flavors and ingredients that are created from things given to us by the Lord here on earth. Spice blends, varieties of honey, oils, and more, I just found myself so captivated. I LOVE cooking, I enjoy so much getting lost in the kitchen and creating something new with unique flavors. 

So of course I had to share this scone recipe with you. I took a basic recipe for scones and adapted it to fit my flavor profile...it is amazing. Full of seasonal ingredients that are plentiful and cheap right now, these scones are sure to bring a smile to your face! 

Cranberry Orange Rosemary Scones. The perfect balance between buttery goodness and citrusy bite. They are flaky and tender, and packed with flavor and texture. And they are just so pretty!!!

INGREDIENTS 

1 cup (two sticks) cold butter, cubed

3 cups all purpose flour

1/3 cup sugar

5 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon kosher salt

3/4 cup cold heavy cream

1 egg

1/2 cup chopped, fresh cranberries

1 tablespoon chopped, fresh rosemary

zest of one orange

raw sugar for topping

powder sugar for glaze

orange juice

DIRECTIONS

Combine flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder in a large mixing bowl. Cut in butter until the mixture resembles course meal. Add cranberries. orange zest and rosemary, stir to combine. 

Whisk egg and heavy cream together, slowly add to flour mixture. The mixture will be crumbly. Pour the whole bowl, crumbs and all out onto a well floured surface. Working quickly form into a disk and roll out until it is about 3/4 of an inch. 

Cut an X in the dough. Then make another cut down the middle and to the side to make 8 scones. Place scones on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or silpat mat. Bake in a preheated oven for 20-25 minutes. Until slightly golden, do not allow edges to begin to brown. 

For Glaze

Combine orange juice, and powder sugar until a very thick but pourable consistency. Pour over the top of cooled scones. Sprinkle scones with raw sugar. 

ENJOY!

These are simple but unique. Elegant to serve for an afternoon tea party but simple enough to enjoy with a cup of coffee curled up in your pjs in the morning! 

The best part is that this scones recipe can be adapted to so many flavor combinations. I would love to try cherry almond, lavender, chai tea or earl grey, or maybe even something savory like cheddar dill! 

What combinations would you like to try? 

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