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A stack of four scones is in the foreground, with scattered whole cranberries and chocolate chips, and more of the baked goods and fruit in shallow focus in the background, on a wood surface.

Cranberry Chocolate Chip Scones

  • Author: Meghan Yager
  • Total Time: 28 minutes
  • Yield: 16 scones 1x


Wake up on the right side of the bed with cranberry chocolate chip scones recipe. Tangy fruit plus melted chocolate makes for a delightful morning treat.


  • 1 cup fresh cranberries, coarsely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp packed light brown sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 Tbsp sugar, divided
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 8 Tbsp chilled butter, cut into pieces (one stick)
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream (or whole milk)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 egg white


  1. Preheat oven to 400˚F.
  2. In a small bowl, combine chopped cranberries and brown sugar. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl combine flour, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt. Stir well with a whisk.
  4. Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut in butter. Continue until the butter is nearly incorporated and the mixture is crumbly – the largest crumbs should be the size of small peas.
  5. Add sugared cranberries and chocolate. Stir to combine.
  6. In a separate bowl, whisk together egg and cream. Add egg mixture to flour mixture and stir lightly with a spatula to combine – do not over mix.
  7. Place on a lightly floured work surface and divide into two equal balls. Gently flatten each to form a disc approximately 1 inch thick. Cut each disc into 8 wedges, similar to cutting a pizza.
  8. Transfer wedges to two baking sheets lined with parchment paper. In a small bowl, combine cinnamon and remaining sugar. Brush tops with egg white and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
  9. Bake 15-18 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown. Cool completely on wire racks. Store in an airtight container.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Category: Scones
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Breakfast

Keywords: cranberry, chocolate chip, scone, Thanksgiving, Christmas, fall