Mother’s Day Brunch Cranberry Scones Recipe

I love the idea of hosting a Mothers’ Day Brunch, and of course, I knew this amazing cranberry scones recipe was going to be just what I want to include. With Mother’s Day brunch something that is all about making sure the mom in your life is feeling loved and special, it is important to make sure you have some delicate treats like this to add to your menu. This recipe is super easy to manage, and of course makes a perfect breakfast, brunch, or even dessert treat. 

Mother's Day brunch isn't complete unless you have made our delicious Cranberry Scones Recipe! So light, fluffy, and full of flavor, this recipe is perfect!

 

Mother’s Day Brunch Cranberry Scones Recipe

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I recently posted about the amazing and super easy Mother’s Day Breakfast Casserole. I knew I also wanted to share the Cranberry Scone recipe that I made basically while the breakfast casserole was in the oven and then baked while the casserole was cooling. It just seemed like the perfect light and sweet addition to a hearty Mother’s Day brunch menu!

You can also make these cranberry scones the night before and then bake as needed. I have the leftovers in my freezer. This is a great way to carry the special meal throughout the week with a quick addition to any breakfast!

Mother's Day brunch isn't complete unless you have made our delicious Cranberry Scones Recipe! So light, fluffy, and full of flavor, this recipe is perfect!

 

I actually found this cranberry scones recipe in a church cookbook given to me by my husband’s aunt in Upstate New York. These were pretty incredible and I am always reminded how easy scones really are. Done correctly they seem so complex in flavor, but really they are just a sweetened biscuit. The key is to be sure the butter is cold and you leave large chunks of butter in the batter, DO NOT OVER BEAT OR KNEAD.

Mother's Day brunch isn't complete unless you have made our delicious Cranberry Scones Recipe! So light, fluffy, and full of flavor, this recipe is perfect!
 
I, of course, think using a stand mixer makes this much easier to manage. You can do this by hand, but it will take a lot more work and you are more likely to over knead the dough. I have a glass bowl with my mixer, but if you have a stainless steel variety, it works great to put into the refrigerator and get super cold before mixing this. Keeping everything cold makes this Mother’s Day brunch cranberry scones recipe perfect!
 
Mother's Day brunch isn't complete unless you have made our delicious Cranberry Scones Recipe! So light, fluffy, and full of flavor, this recipe is perfect!
 
You’ll see the dough starting to form, and this is when you want to stop mixing. You want the butter just lightly incorporated into the dry ingredients. As it cooks, it will melt and give that wonderful taste and texture you expect in a scones recipe like this one. 
Mother's Day brunch isn't complete unless you have made our delicious Cranberry Scones Recipe! So light, fluffy, and full of flavor, this recipe is perfect!

See the big chunks of butter in the batter, work, quickly so these don’t melt completely into your batter.

 
Mother's Day brunch isn't complete unless you have made our delicious Cranberry Scones Recipe! So light, fluffy, and full of flavor, this recipe is perfect! 
You can make them smaller for a buffet setting or if you are watching your calories. First form the dough into one large circle then cut into triangular shapes. Sort of like you would cut a pie to serve. However, no matter how you form or cut your scones recipe before baking, I guarantee your guests will be coming back for more.
Mother's Day brunch isn't complete unless you have made our delicious Cranberry Scones Recipe! So light, fluffy, and full of flavor, this recipe is perfect!
 
Brush them with cream and sugar for a sparkly finish. I do not have the large sugar granules but this worked fine. This is a great time to get the kids helping you with meal prep. They will love contributing to the special Mother’s Day brunch. 
Mother's Day brunch isn't complete unless you have made our delicious Cranberry Scones Recipe! So light, fluffy, and full of flavor, this recipe is perfect!
 
 
No matter what else you choose to serve with your Mother’s Day brunch menu, we know this cranberry scones recipe is going to be a hit with everyone. You may even find yourself wanting to make a second batch to have on hand for breakfast throughout the week!
 Mother's Day brunch isn't complete unless you have made our delicious Cranberry Scones Recipe! So light, fluffy, and full of flavor, this recipe is perfect!
 
 
Cranberry Scones Recipe

Cranberry Scones Recipe

Yield: 24 Scones
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Make ahead and freeze or make these easy Cranberry Scones for your next brunch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup Butter
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 tsp Cream of tartar
  • 1/4 c. of milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a small bowl, blend the sour cream and baking soda, set aside.
  3. In A large bowl, mix the other dry ingredients together , add the butter the dry ingredients. Cut in to make coarse crumbs.
  4. Add the sour cream mixture and milk into the flour mixture and combine with dry ingredients until just moistened
  5. Stir in the cranberries gently.
  6. Turn out on to lightly floured board and gently work the dough
  7. Divide dough into 4 parts and pat into 3/4 in. rounds (8 inches in diameter) and cut each round into 6 triangles.
  8. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet, brush with the milk or cream , sprinkle the sugar mixture on tops.
  9. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown on bottom at 350 F

Notes

Adapted from St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish and School Cookbook

Nutrition Information
Yield 24 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 217 Total Fat 10g Saturated Fat 6g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 3g Cholesterol 26mg Sodium 256mg Carbohydrates 30g Fiber 1g Sugar 14g Protein 3g
All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on stayingclosetohome.com should only be used as a general guideline.
Make a few batches of this great scones recipe for Mother’s Day brunch, or for any special event. They are sure to impress not only the mom you are honoring, but everyone who gets the chance to taste them. 
 

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3 Comments

  1. Looks so good!!

  2. Your cranberry scones look so good and I would love to make them some time!

  3. yum, yum, this looks and sounds great, thanks for sharing

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