Cranberry Scones With Vanilla Glaze

Cranberry scones are made with fresh or dried cranberries, buttermilk, sugar, and butter. The vanilla glaze on top makes this a sweeter scone and delicious pastry. Serve them for breakfast, brunch, or an afternoon tea party.

Moist chewy cranberries add a bit of sweet and tart to this scone recipe and a sweet vanilla glaze drizzled on top of the scones will delight guests. Buttermilk in the recipe makes these scones moist.

Serve with your favorite jam, jelly, marmalade and preserves. Devonshire cream, butter, honey or whipped cream make a nice topping also.

*This post may have affiliate links, which means I may receive a small commission if you choose to purchase through links I provide (at no extra cost to you). Thank you for supporting the work I put into this site!

These sweet biscuits also make a delicious afternoon treat when served with coffee or a traditional tea.

Cranberry Scones with Vanilla Glaze Recipe

Cranberry Scones With Vanilla Glaze

Cranberry scones are made with cranberries and buttermilk. A vanilla glaze on top of these scones makes a sweet treat for brunch or tea party.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry scones
Servings: 16
Author: Laura Warnke


  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Pastry cutter or fork
  • 2 un-greased baking sheets or scone pans


  • 2-1/2 cups flour
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup cranberries chopped (fresh or dried)
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk

Vanilla Glaze

  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon warm water
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Mix together the flour, baking powder and baking soda.
  • Cut in butter with a pastry blender or fork until it resembles course crumbs.
  • Stir in chopped cranberries.
  • Add sugar and buttermilk until just blended.
  • Divide dough in half; roll each portion into an 8-inch circle, about 1/2 inch thick, on a lightly floured surface.
  • Cut each portion into 8 wedges; arrange wedges on un-greased baking sheets or in scone pans. Repeat with other half of dough.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes; remove to a wire rack to cool.
  • Prepare glaze while the scones are baking. Once the scones have cooled, drizzle glaze over the tops of the scones.
  • These can be cut into squares instead of triangles, and can also be dropped on to baking sheets in large spoonfuls.


Makes about 16 scones.

More Scone Recipes

Cheddar Cheese Scones

Fetch Rewards Referral Code: MXUXX

Fetch Rewards Referral CodeAre you ready to save money on your grocery bill and earn gift cards from your efforts? Use my Fetch Rewards Referral Code MXUXX and get 2,000 points. It’s a free app that turns grocery receipts into rewards. Click here to read my Fetch Rewards review on how it works. Just scan any grocery or gasoline receipt, and earn points towards awesome rewards. You’ll earn on all matched brands and products and gain access to exclusive offers that earn you even more points. No more entering codes, completing tasks or jumping through any hoops! Just scan your grocery receipt, and get rewarded. Click here to download the FetchRewards app. Use my Fetch Rewards Referral Code: MXUXX You can find more money saving referral codes here: Referral Code Master List  

Apricot Scones Recipe

Traditional Cream Scone Recipe

Leave a Comment

Recipe Rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.