Lemon Cranberry Scones with Lemon Vanilla Glaze

These scones… are amazing. They're one of those things that you'll sit on the counter, forget to put away, and munch on all day long. Oh no, you will most definitely NOT go sit down with a cup of tea, eating one of these, and read a book like a proper person would. Instead, you my friend, will go stand at the counter, looking out the kitchen window at the sunset, and eat the puddles of glaze {aka Love Puddles} and stuff all the crumbs in your mouth as humanly possible. 

Errrr… at least that's what I did. 

 Nowadays, in good 'ol Africa, it's getting hot. And it's annoying. Not that I was planning on it being in the 50's all day. But ya knowwww…  When I made these, we had to put on every single fan on in the house. Because a) it was hot. and b) our oven was smoking before anything was even in there. WHAT. Mixing up the dough, even works up a sweat.

So. stinking. much. work.

Really though, it's worth it. These scones are perfectly moist and fluffy. Sweet, yet tart. And the GLAZE! My word to your mother. I sat at the counter eating it out of the bowl with a spoon… It's that good.

They're perfect for breakfast, snacks, tea, or brunch.

… If you must be so sophisticated.

Lemon Cranberry Scones with Lemon Vanilla Glaze
1 3/4 c. flour
1/3 c. sugar
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
5 tbsp. cold butter, cut into chunks
2/3 c. buttermilk {you can just add about a capful of vinegar to regular milk}
2 tsp. lemon zest
1 1/2 tbsp. lemon juice
3/4 c. dried cranberries

2 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. vanilla
3 tbsp. milk
1 1/2 c. powdered sugar

1. Preheat oven to 400ºF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda. Fold in the butter with a fork until the mixture has become crumbly.

3. Add in the buttermilk, lemon juice, zest, and cranberries. Mix until smooth.

4. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and form into a round disc. Cut into eights and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

5. While the scones are cooling, prepare the glaze by mixing everything together in a small bowl. Drizzle over the scones.

Bon appetite! And have a happy weekend!

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  1. These look amazing, especially with that glaze! I am a huge scone person - I'm definitely going to try these out!

  2. Oooohhhh!!! my mouth is watering. I've got to make these. Thanks

  3. Oh my gosh, these look fantastic!!! :)

  4. Kitchen sink window sounds like a great way to eat these lovely scones.

  5. Those scones look rockin', Sophie!! I am loving the idea of pairing cranberry+lemon.

  6. These look delicious! Thanks for sharing Sophie!

  7. These look so delicious. I would love one right now with my coffee.

    Visiting from Thee Networking Blog Hop over at Live Laugh Rowe

  8. I've made identical scones for years with just a simple lemon icing. I'm going to try your vanilla lemon one. I bet it's heavenly.


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