Cranberry Scones

I wanted to share with you a recipe for cranberry scones I tried out recently!  They turned out delicious and were really easy to make.  I of course added a few things so, if you experiment with your own additions let me know!!  I made them kind of like cookies by pressing out the dough a little thinner and using a glass to cut them out!  I hope you enjoy the tart yumminess!!

Fresh Cranberry Scones
makes about 2 dozen

1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries
1/2 cup light brown sugar
Zest of 1 small orange
2 1/4 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
12 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter ( I used two full sticks of butter)
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup of orange juice
1 Granny Smith Apple (I had them on hand + it sounded good!)
Extra flour
White sugar, for topping

Heat the oven to 350ºF and prepare two baking sheets by lining with parchment or lightly spraying with spray oil.

In the bowl of a food processor, whiz the cranberries until lightly chopped. Dump out into a bowl toss with the brown sugar and orange zest. In the food processor, whiz the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut the chilled butter into small pieces and whiz with the flour in the processor until fine and crumbly. Mix with the sugar and cranberries and stir in the beaten egg and milk.

Sprinkle the counter or a board with flour, and dump the dough out on it. It will be very wet and sticky. Cut out rounds using a biscuit cutter or glass, and put on baking sheet. Sprinkle the tops with sugar.

Bake for about 25 minutes or until just getting golden. Serve warm with plenty of butter.