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White Chocolate Cranberry Scones


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White Chocolate Cranberry Scones

My husband loves scones and so it has become tradition for me to make them for him every Father's Day. I often try out different recipes and forget to write down the best ones, but this time I did it. His favorite combo is white chocolate and craisins or cherries, so here it is in all it's perfection so that I won't forget it and you can enjoy it too. I did go out all with white flour and even half and half, but it is a special treat and overall not too high in calories.


  • Prep Time : 15 min
  • Cook Time : 14 min
  • Ready Time : 29 min




  • 1 3/4 cups flour (can use cake or all-purpose or even half whole wheat)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces, chilled
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries or cherries
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 large egg
  • 5 tablespoons half and half


Preheat the oven to 425.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.  Add cubed butter and cut with a pastry cutter or two knives until mixture resembles a coarse meal.  Stir in dried cranberries and white chocolate chips.

In a small bowl, beat egg and half and half.  Add to flour mixture, stir gently with spatula until mixture just comes together.  Transfer to a lightly floured work surface.  Shape into a circle or rectangle about 1 inch thick. Using a biscuit cutter or cup about 3 inches in diameter, cut out 10 scones and place on baking sheet.

Bake for 12-14 minutes.  Let cool slightly before transferring to a wire rack to cool.  These are best eaten the day they are made.


Servings Per Recipe: 10

Amount Per Serving

  • Calories: 170
  • Total Fat: 10g
  • Cholesterol: 41mg
  • Sodium: 122mg
  • Total Carbs: 19g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 3g


About Tamar Genger MA, RD


Tamar lives in New York and is the mother of three amazing children, a Registered Dietitian, professor of Nutrition, and as you can probably guess, a foodie! Tamar loves to travel with her family and visits kosher restaurants wherever she goes. Although she loves the sights, she spends more time talking about the restaurants and food she ate! As a mom and a nutritionist, Tamar tries to balance her passion for healthy cooking with her insatiable desire for chocolate!




13 Responses to White Chocolate Cranberry Scones

  1. Sometimes you just need to go all out and treat yourself to something special. Why not!

  2. avatar says: leah

    Tamar these sound great. Did you ever try to make them parve? Also do you know if they freeze well. Thanks

    • I haven’t made this recipe parve but I have made scones parve before and while they can be good, they are not the same. Scones are actually the main time I use butter, it really makes a difference. That being said, you could try it with margarine or maybe even solidified coconut oil and coconut milk, let me know if you try it. As for freezing, yes, scones freeze well and you can actually freeze them unbaked too.

      • avatar says: leah

        thanks tamar would you use coconut milk or richs coffee rich for the half and half

        • I don’t like to use rich’s for anything it is really all chemicals and we have so many non dairy alternatives these days I would stick to coconut milk or Mimicreme.

    • By the way, I made these again and used 1% milk and they still came out great.

  3. avatar says: Tina

    Just tried to follow the recipe, but when I got to the part that said to form them into circles 3″ in diameter and 1″ thick, but there isn’t enough dough to make 10 that size. I made mine half an inch thick and it worked out about right? Am I doing it wrong or is there a typo?

    • Hmm, you are very exact. I estimated the 1″ thick, but I didn’t measure it. It is possible they were a little thinner. I was actually surprised that it made 10, I was expecting 8, either way should work.

      • avatar says: leah

        thanks Tamar I never heard of mimicreme. Just looked it up. do you purchase it online or have you seen it in stores. I have never seen it

        • I wish they got out there more, they are not so easy to find, mostly because they are shelf stable and you don’t think to look there. They sell it at fairway and most health food stores.

  4. avatar says: leah

    Tamar I finally made the scones . I made them parve. They were absolutely delicious. My husband said he can only imagine what they would taste like milchig. thanks for a great recipe

    • avatar says: Chaya

      What did you substitute for butter and milk?

  5. I also love scones and this combination sounds wonderful. I have never made them before, but this recipe is not too daunting so I will have to try it :-)

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