Glazed Cranberry Orange Biscuits

“These Cranberry Orange Biscuits had such a bright citrus flavor with pops of cranberry. They were tender, flaky, and decadent. The almond extract was also the perfect accent! On a recent trip to Magnolia, they had something similar in their Silos Bakery, and I was on a mission to recreate them once we got home. I used my Buttermilk Biscuit recipe as a base and guessed from there. Lo and behold, we had a winner! Breakfast, Tea-Time, Dessert, Snack…whatever time of the day…they’re perfect!”⠀

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, frozen
  • 1 orange, zested/juiced, divided
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup buttermilk, chilled
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract, divided
  • 1 1/2-2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 1/2 orange zested
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp water
  • Recipe

    Preheat the oven to 425ºF. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and sugar. Grate the frozen butter into the flour mixture, lightly stir, and place in the freezer for 10 minutes. Whisk together buttermilk and 1/4 tsp almond extract. In a small bowl, combine dried cranberries and 1/4 cup of the orange juice. Microwave for 30 seconds. Make a well in the center of the flour, and add the buttermilk mixture, half of the orange zest, and cranberries along with the juice from the bowl. Mix just until combined, about 15 folds. Turn dough onto a floured surface. Flour a rolling pin and roll into a 9""x5"" inch rectangle. Fold dough in half so the short ends meet. Repeat the rolling and folding process 4-6 times. Cut with a 2” biscuit cutter, reshaping scraps and flouring as needed. Place biscuits on a parchment paper or Silpat lined pan. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. For the glaze, in a medium bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, 2 tbsp orange juice, remaining zest, 1/4 tsp almond extract, oil, and water until well combined. Cool biscuits 5 minutes then dip each biscuit into the glaze.

    Approximate Nutrition Information for 1 biscuit (makes 10): 329 calories, 12g fat, 52g carbs, 3.5g protein

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    Sarah Morgan
    Sarah Morgan
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    I made these one snow day last month. They where so good I had to make more the next day!!

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    “These Cranberry Orange Biscuits had such a bright citrus flavor with pops of cranberry. They were tender, flaky, and decadent. The almond extract was also the perfect accent! On a recent trip to Magnolia, they had something similar in their Silos Bakery, and I was on a mission to recreate them once we got home. I used my Buttermilk Biscuit recipe as a base and guessed from there. Lo and behold, we had a winner! Breakfast, Tea-Time, Dessert, Snack…whatever time of the day…they’re perfect!”⠀