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Cranberry oranges scones on white plate with sliced oranges.

Starbucks Cranberry Orange Scones Copycat Recipe

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  • Author: Sandra Flegg
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 scones


This Starbucks Cranberry Orange Scones Copycat Recipe is easy to make on your first try and you’re going to love the sweet orange glaze that is drizzled over top of these buttery scones. They’re perfect for the holiday season!


2 and 1/2 cups all purpose flour

2 Tablespoons granulated sugar

2 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup cold butter, cut into small cubes

1 cup fresh cranberries, chopped (leave a few whole)

Zest from one orange, divided (reserve 2 teaspoons for glaze)

1 cup buttermilk

1 large egg, lightly beaten


2 teaspoon orange zest

1 cup powdered sugar

2 Tablespoons orange juice


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients: all purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and orange zest. (Note: set aside 2 teaspoons of orange zest to use in the glaze).

  3. With clean hands, or using a pastry blender, cut in cold butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

  4. Add buttermilk and stir with a fork until a soft dough forms.

  5. Fold in the cranberries. Lightly flour your hands and press dough into a ball. 

  6. Sprinkle work surface with a little all purpose flour and knead dough 6 to 8 times.
  7. Pat dough into a ten inch circle and cut into wedges using a pastry cutter, sharp knife or a pizza cutter will work as well. 

  8. Separate wedges and place on preapred baking sheet. Brush with lightly beaten egg. 

  9. Bake in 425°F for 13 to 16 minutes. Move to wire cooling rack and cool for a few minutes before glazing.

  10. For glaze: In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar, orange juice and 2 teaspoons of orange zest. 

  11. You might need to add a little more powdered sugar or and little more orange juice to get the right drizzling consistency. Use a spoon to drizzle glaze on top of each scone. Enjoy!


Store cooled scones in airtight container for best freshness up to 2 days .

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Scones
  • Method: Oven Baked
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 scone
  • Calories: 410
  • Sugar: 34.3 g
  • Sodium: 271.6 mg
  • Fat: 13.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 8 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 68.2 g
  • Fiber: 2.3 g
  • Protein: 6 g
  • Cholesterol: 57.1 mg