Cranberry Orange Biscuits Recipe

These breakfast cream biscuits are flavored with orange and dried cranberries.

Recipe Facts

Active: 15 mins
Total: 30 mins
Serves: 12 servings

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  • 1 packed tablespoon orange zest from about 1 orange

  • 1/3 cup sugar

  • 2 cups flour

  • Scant 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries

  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted


  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 400°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. In a small bowl, rub together orange zest and sugar until fragrant; set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt until combined. Stir in sugar and cranberries.

  3. Add heavy cream and vanilla extract and stir until combined (I find this to be easiest using my hands.)

  4. On a lightly floured surface, pat dough down into 3/4-inch thick circle. Use a 1-inch biscuit cutter to cut out circles. Place circles on baking sheets. Brush each biscuit with melted butter. Bake until golden on top and just cooked through, about 12 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Special Equipment

Baking sheets, whisk, pastry brush,

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
223 Calories
10g Fat
31g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 223
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 215mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 89mg 7%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 53mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)