Cape Cod Cranberry Scones

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  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup cranberries, coarsely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk or sour milk


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder and baking soda; cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives.
  3. Stir in cranberries, orange peel and sugar; stir in buttermilk just until ingredients are moistened.
  4. Working on floured surface, shape dough into two 8-inch circles, 1/2-inch thick. Cut each circle into eight wedges and place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until lightly browned.

Yield: 4 servings