Coconut & Cranberry Scones

Coconut Cranberry Scones

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These country style coconut and cranberry scones are loaded with chewy coconut and dried cranberries. They are flaky, buttery and each bite has a little crunch making them the perfect morning snack to pair with a hot cup of tea.


Units Scale
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 3/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut, plus extra for topping
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon full milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • milk for brushing on top
  • extra coconut for the tops


  1. Preheat your oven to 400˚F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together.
  3. Add butter to the flour mixture. Using a pastry cutter, cut butter into flour mixture until pea size crumbs form, it’s okay if you see a few larger pieces.
  4. Add coconut and cranberries, stir to mix.
  5. Add milk and vanilla, mix with a fork until the dough becomes ragged (your mixture will seem dry).
  6. Pour mixture out onto a work surface and bring together (gently, not to overmix). Pat and shape into a rectangle approx. 1 inch thick. Using a sharp knife cut the rectangle in half, and then cut into 5 triangles on each side (giving you 10 scones total).
  7. Place each triangle on your lined baking sheet approx. 2 inches apart.
  8. Brush the tops of the scones with milk and sprinkle the tops with more coconut.
  9. Place the baking sheet with the scones in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  10. Then bake for 15-18 minutes or until bottoms are browned and scones have puffed and set in the middle.


Store in a tin for up to 2 days. Best served warm from the oven and enjoyed the day of.
Scones can be frozen and rewarmed.

Additional Flavours to add;
– grated lemon peel
– grated orange peel
– mini chocolate chips


Keywords: Coconut, Cranberry, Scone, Breakfast, Biscuit

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