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Bite sized Cranberry Chocolate Chip Drop Scones. Easy, quick and perfectly delicious. Wonderful for Tea Time or any occasion ♥
Life can be hectic. It gets busy, crazy & stressful. This is life. If we can’t find our way thru the rough patches how are we to ever fully appreciate the joyous & glorious moments. It’s bittersweet, baby.
Stress is, without a doubt, one of our worst enemies. It causes some major wear and tear on our minds and bodies. Stress is, of course, an unavoidable and constant factor in our lives. It is not going away. So we all must find our own methods to cope with daily stress.
I’ve learned that the best thing I can do for myself is to make time for myself. I know, it’s easier said then done. I’m busy, you’re busy, we’re all busy. I’m not talking weekend getaways, I’m talking 10-15 minutes a day.
My time is tea time. It’s a simple way to relax, rejuvenate and reflect upon my day.
During the holidays, when we have friends and family visiting, moments to myself are just not happening. During these occasions, I love to have a proper tea time. It’s not complicated or fancy. Just friends and family sharing tea, a bite to eat and conversation. It’s an enjoyable and relaxing moment shared together.
My long time favorite tea – Bigelow Constant Comment Tea. It’s a black tea with hints of orange and sweet spiciness. Although I drink it year round, it just happens to be the perfect flavor tea to serve during the Holidays!
I like to bake a simple, sweet snack to accompany tea. Scones are my go to, of course. Tea and scones just go hand in hand.
These scones are quick and easy to throw together. They don’t involve much fussing – just mix, drop them on cookie sheets and bake. They’re best served warm and on the same day.
The cranberries in the scones and the orange spiciness of the tea pair up fabulously together. Scones are traditionally served with butter and jam, but these scones have so much flavor, I doubt anyone would be interested in any condiments. Have sugar, honey, cream and lemon slices on the table to serve with the tea. Most people prefer tea plain, but some like it a little sweeter.
I hope you have a wonderful tea time and a wonderful holiday season! Thank you so much for stopping by! Happy Baking!
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ⅓ cup butter
- ⅓ cup milk
- ⅓ cup orange juice
- 1 cup cranberries, halved or chopped
- ½ cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar
- Preheat oven to 375°
- Grease/spray cookie sheets.
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt & baking soda.
- Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until texture is of coarse crumbs.
- Add milk and orange juice and stir until just combined. Do not over stir.
- Stir in cranberries and chocolate chips.
- Drop heaping teaspoonfuls on cookie sheets, about 2" apart.
- Sprinkle a pinch of turbinado sugar over each scone.'
- Bake for 8-10 minutes or until a light golden brown.
- Remove from cookie sheets right onto serving platter. These are best served warm and same day. These little scones are packed with major flavor each bite. They're best eaten plain, but serve with jam and butter just in case.
I found an impressive selection of Bigelow Teas at my local Walmart store. The prices were so great, I grabbed a whole bunch of new flavors to try!