Scones with a festive twist

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar,divided
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 tspns baking powder
  • 1/2 tspns baking soda
  • 3/4 cup chilled butter, sliced
  • 1 cup buttermilk, divided

Method

  1. Combine 2/3 cups sugar,flour, baking powder, and baking soda in a large mixing bowl
  2. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs
  3. Fold in the cranberries
  4. Stir in 3/4 cup buttermilk until just moistened.
  5. Turn dough into a lightly floured surface and knead 6-8 times.
  6. Divide the dough in half
  7. Pat each half into an 8 inch circle on an ungreased cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  8. Cut each circle into 8 wedges (do not seperate)
  9. Brush tops with remaining buttermilk, sprinkle with remaining sugar and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden.
  10. To make a glaze
  11. mix 2/3 powdered sugar
  12. 1 tbsp warm water
  13. 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  14. and pour over the top