Bake a batch of easy holiday Cranberry Orange Scones with Winter Spiced Glaze to gift to neighbors or enjoy as an afternoon snack. This easy freezer-friendly scone recipe calls for simple ingredients, and offers a delicate crumb finish.

The holidays are the best time of year to indulge, so make your choices count by picking perfect recipes to enjoy. This easy scone recipe comes together quickly, making it a fun afternoon project with your kids. The warm winter-spiced glaze brings the best flavors of the season to your plate, making it a natural pairing for an afternoon tea or coffee date. For best results, start with fresh, cold butter, then make them your own by swapping in different nuts and dried fruits until you find your signature scone.

Clever Tips and Swaps

  • Butter is an important part of this recipe, so make sure you are using fresh, cold butter.
  • Substitute pecans for the walnuts if you like, and tart cherries or apricots for the cranberries.
  • Adjust the spice in the glaze if you want a little less or more a little more flavor.
  • Store scones in a Ziploc bag or container lined with a paper towel for up to three days.
  • Toast or warm in the microwave if eating the day after you’ve made them. Alternately, you can freeze unbaked scones for up to three months in a sealed container or freezer bag.

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Cranberry Orange Scones with Winter Spiced Glaze from Holley Grainger