Yes, these are an indulgence but right now, personally, I need an indulgence. I need something that makes me feel good. I’ll just have to work out a bit harder today. 

On the weekends, my husband and I always visit a local bakery. Scones are one of my favorite baked items to get. However, I’m trying to be a good citizen and practice physical distancing and limit my time shopping to limit my possibility of contracting a virus.

As the studies indicate, cooking at home can reduce anxiety and fight off depression.  Therefore, I’ll keep cooking.

Chocolate & Cranberry Scones Chocolate & Cranberry Scones Chocolate & Cranberry Scones Chocolate & Cranberry Scones

Ingredients (8 Servings)

1¾ Cups of Flour

1/3 Cup of sugar – extra for sprinkling over scones

2 Tsp. of baking powder

½ Tsp. of salt

5 Tbsp. of chilled butter in pieces

½ Cup of dark chocolate chip

¼ Cup of dried cranberries

¼ Cup of Milk

1 Tsp. of vanilla or almond extract

2 Tbsp. of orange juice – more as needed

Directions

  • Preheat oven at 400 F degrees.
  • Place dry ingredients and butter into a food processor or incorporate butter by hand until it looks like breadcrumbs. 
  • Place in a bowl and mix in the chocolate chips and cranberries.
  • Add half the milk to make into a workable dough.
  • Lightly work the dough on a floured surface. 
  • Shape dough into a circle and cut into eighths.
  • Sprinkle and pat down dough with sugar turbinado sugar.
  • Place pieces on a pan onto parchment paper.
  • Bake for 12 to 14 minutes until golden brown.

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