These Cranberry White Chocolate Scones are light, fluffy and filled with dried cranberries and white chocolate chips. #christmas #scones
5 from 2 votes

Cranberry White Chocolate Scones

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8 scones
Calories: 371kcal
Author: Marie Roffey
These Cranberry White Chocolate Scones make the perfect Christmas scone recipe. Light and fluffy and filled with dried cranberries and white choc chips.
Course: Afternoon Tea, Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Snack, Sweets
Cuisine: Various
Keyword: cranberry white chocolate, scone recipe, white chocolate scones


For the scones

  • 360 g plain (all purp) flour
  • 1/4 cup icing (powdered / confectioners) sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 50 g unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 1/2 cup (100g / 3.5oz) white choc chips
  • 1/2 cup (60g / 2.1oz) dried cranberries
  • 1 cup cold milk (put aside 2 teaspoons)

For the Glaze

  • 1 cup icing (powdered / confectioners) sugar


  • Preheat oven to 200C / 400F / 180C fan forced. Line a large baking tray with baking paper.
  • Sift then mix together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  • In a food processor, combine the flour, icing sugar, baking powder, salt and butter and pulse until it looks like breadcrumbs. (If you don't  have a food processor, use a pastry cutter or knife to gradually cut the butter into the flour mix.
  • Tip the mix into a bowl and gently mix through the choc chips and cranberries by hand.
  • Use a spoon to stir through the milk until you have a sticky dough.
  • Turn the dough out into a lightly floured surface and gently pull together then flatten the dough into a disk about 1 inch high.
  • Brush with the 2 teaspoons of milk you put aside. 
  • Transfer to the prepared baking tray and use a knife to cut it into wedges - but don't move the scones apart.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden on top. Allow to cool for 15 minutes before spooning over glaze

For the glaze

  • Mix the icing sugar and reserved milk together. Once the scones have cooled a little, break them apart and sit them on a baking tray. Spoon the glaze over the top


  1. For best results, you should always weigh ingredients like flour and sugar. Kitchen scales are relatively cheap but if you can’t weigh the ingredients, use the spoon and level method (don’t scoop).