These scones turned out great and I was so pleased. It is so exciting for me to come up with a recipe and have it turn out reasonably well, but with this I knocked it right out of the park. The girls absolutely loved them and you would never know they are healthy and full of good stuff that is good for you! 😋
Orange Cranberry Scones
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 Tbs. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup dried cranberries
Zest of one orange
1/4 cup all vegetable shortening
Juice of one orange, plus water to make 1 cup
1 tsp. vanilla
Whisk first six ingredients together really well, then thoroughly work in the shortening. Juice the orange and add enough water to equal one cup of liquid. Stir in vanilla and add to dry ingredients. Mix to combine. Dough will be fairly wet.
On a well floured surface work in enough flour to easily pat out the dough into a circle approximate 3/4" thick. Cut out biscuits with a cutter and place on a lightly oiled baking sheet making sure they don't touch. Bake in a preheated 400° oven for 15 to 18 mins.
3 Tbs. powdered sugar
1 tsp. water, orange or lemon juice
Mix up glaze. Remove baked scones from oven and drizzle across the top of each one.
Makes 12 scones
The glaze is completely optional and you could leave it off, but it is really good. I was going for full on flavor and since I was making a fruit salad and using a can of pineapple chunks I used the pineapple juice to top off the orange juice instead of water.