White-Chocolate Cranberry Scones

The other day, I was cleaning out my freezer (one of those painful chores I put off) and I found a half-full (I’m such an optimist) bag of frozen cranberries. Immediately, the wheels in my head started turning. I thought of the cinnamon-raisin scones I posted about a month ago, and decided that was a good place to start.

I used almost the same base recipe, but changed it up a bit. I was very pleased with the results and am thankful to report I still have enough cranberries left to make another batch.


In a medium bowl, combine:

  • 2 1/2 C Bisquick
  • 1/3 C sugar

Using a box grater, grate in

  • 1/4 C cold butter

Using a fork, stir in

  • 1/4 C buttermilk
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 2 t almond extract

Stir in

  • 3/4 cup frozen (but thawed and drained) cranberries
  • 3/4 C white chocolate chips

When the mixture is completely combined,

  • pat it out into a 9″ circle ย and divide it into eight triangles (like cutting a pie). Put the pieces in a circle on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.


  • if you have a scone pan, divide the dough into eight equal parts and pat the dough into the greased sections.

Bake at 425 degrees for 13 to 15 minutes.

If you want them a bit sweeter (which I’m always up for), make a glaze by combining

  • 1/2 C powdered sugar
  • 2 T milk
  • 1 t almond extract

Add extra milk or powdered sugar until it is the consistency you want. Use a spoon to drizzle the glaze over the scones. Let it set a bit and then eat. YUM!


10 Responses to “White-Chocolate Cranberry Scones”

  1. Kathy B
    December 9, 2012 at 8:39 am #

    Reconstitute the dried cranberries in cider.

  2. Holly
    January 27, 2013 at 10:09 am #

    I stumbled on your blog searching for easy scone recipes. Made these for breakfast this morning…soooo good! I used dried cranberries and they turned out just fine. I can’t wait to try some of your other recipes ๐Ÿ™‚

    • The Pink Apron Blog
      January 27, 2013 at 11:31 am #

      Welcome, Holly! I’m so glad you found us! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. October 5, 2013 at 1:24 pm #

    These sound great. Bisquick sure does make it easier. I make a maple walnut scone with bisquick, but most of my scone recipes are pretty simple even without it. I made a raspberry white chocolate scone – must try this one!