How to Make Delicious Cherry Scones for Christmas Morning

Will you be spending your first Christmas as newlyweds at home? Wake up Christmas morning and make these delicious cherry scones together, or make them a few days prior. They’re festive and tasty!

How to Make Cherry Scones for Christmas

How to Make Cherry Scones for Christmas Breakfast

  • Makes: 8
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Bake Time: 15-18 minutes

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Christmas Scone Ingredients

  • 1 3⁄4 cup  + 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 3⁄4 cup frozen tart cherries (drained canned tart cherries will also work)
  • 1/3 cup chilled butter
  • 3 Tbsp white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1⁄2 tsp baking powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 3-4 Tbsp pistachios
  • 1⁄2 cup white chocolate morsels

    Christmas Scone Recipe with Cherries

Holiday Scone Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°
  • Mix dry ingredients — flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt — in a medium size bowl.
  • Cut butter into flour mixture with a pastry blender until crumbly.

Christmas Scone Recipe with Cherries

  • Add egg and stir.
  • Cut tart cherries in half and/or thirds.
  • Toss in a bowl with 1 Tbsp flour. Doing so will help keep cherries from sinking to the bottom while baking.
  • Add cherries to mix and fully incorporate them into the dough.
  • Add milk, if needed, 1 Tbsp at a time, and knead the dough in the bowl 10 times or until it is no longer sticky.
  • Place dough on ungreased cookie sheet and shape it into an 8” circle.
  • Use a knife dipped in flour to cut the dough into 8 pie-slice style wedges. Do NOT separate the dough.

Christmas Scone Recipe with Cherries

  • Bake 15-18 minutes, but check them at 15 minutes.
  • When the scones are done, remove and place them on a cooling rack.
  • Melt white chocolate in the microwave. To thin the chocolate for drizzling, add 1 tsp of solid coconut oil or solid Crisco. Do not allow water to mix with white chocolate, or it will harden.
  • Dice pistachios.

Cherry and Pistachio Scone Recipe

  • Once the scones are cooled, drizzle chocolate over them and immediately sprinkle with pistachios.
  • Serve and enjoy!
  • Store in a covered container for 3-4 days, or freeze and thaw as needed.

Finished Cherry Pistachio Scones

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