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Get Your Chef On ~ Cranberry Orange Scones {with orange butter}

Hi you guys!!

Thanksgiving is just a few short days away. I'm so excited I can hardly stand it!

Time to get in the kitchen and bake! {my zen place}

Once again, I'm so excited to be participating in the Get Your Chef On Challenge!

I decided to share Cranberry Orange Scones, with orange glaze and orange butter.

The cast of characters:

Not pictured:

  1. salt
  2. egg
  3. butter
Recipe:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 7 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup cold butter
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
In a large bowl, combine the flour, 7 teaspoons sugar, orange peel, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs; set aside. In a small bowl, combine the cranberries, orange juice, cream and egg. Add to flour mixture and stir until a soft dough forms.

On a floured surface, gently knead 6-8 times. Pat dough into an 8-in. circle. Cut into 8 wedges. Separate wedges and place on an parchment lined baking sheet. Brush with milk.

Bake at 400° for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.

I added the optional glaze:

  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice

Then, to make these even more decadent, I made the optional orange butter:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons orange marmalade

I adore scones. They are delicious and so versatile. You can really add any ingredients you like.
Cranberry Orange is probably my favorite though. You just can't go wrong with this combination.

Look at this yummy goodness. I love seeing the orange zest. And the smell of your house when making these?!?! Well, Scentsy will never be able to match it.

Then, this happens:

All of us at Nutmeg Place, wish you the best Thanksgiving. Filled with family, friends and memories you will cherish always.

XOXO

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Get Your Chef On ~ Cranberry Orange Scones {with orange butter} + love