Chocolate chip, Cranberry & Walnut Sconies (Scones+Cookies=Sconies) … we l♥v them!

“Sometimes me think what is love, and then me think love is what last cookie is for.
Me give up the last cookie for you.”
Cookie Monster
I love making cookies, and I love making scones. This time I decided to combine my love forthe two, using a recipe I turn to often. It’s one I use from  Romney Steels cookbook My Nepenthe that was reviewed on Heidi’s beautiful blog 101 Cookbooks. These are the best I’ve ever made, and oh-so-accomodative. What I like about them is the ease with which the recipe embraces different ingredients. Had posted the scones over Christmas ‘Orange & Oat Scones‘. My nephew who was visiting then, quite the fussy eater, loved them! Each time I make these, I think of him!
This time I tried making them into sconey cookies. Rolled them out thinner than scones and baked them a bit longer. Got me nice sconies, packed with yummy chocolate, walnuts and cranberries in every bite, crisp from the outside, ever so slightly chewy from the inside. The daughter who is also now a little fussy especially when it comes to oats and walnuts, asked me to make them again. BOW SCRAPE … did I feel honoured or what? 
They really are NICE! 2 batches later, I’m here to post them. I cut out a few hearts too, so it seems the right time to blog about them! In any case, I ♥ healthy cookies, and it gives me pure joy to see the kids enjoy these so. I got about 3 dozen cookies from the cookie dough. The recipe is simple enough for kids to make as well. It’s a great kitchen activity with little ones, and fun to see the things they want to add to the basic dough.
These sconies have a generous helping of oats. Play around with the other ingredients as you like. I love zesting some fresh orange peel into the flour. I think pistachios, dried apricots and chocolate, maybe white too, will taste pretty yummy in there. I’ve done a walnut, crystallised ginger and chocolate chip version in the past with great results. I find that these make great gifts too!

Chocolate chip, Cranberry & Walnut Sconies (Scones+Cookies=Sconies)
Adapted from 101 Cookbooks adaptation from My Nepenthe by Romney Steele
1 1/2 cups flour (or whole wheat pastry flour if available)
1/3 cup vanilla sugar
1 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces
1 cups rolled oats
Zest of 1 orange
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/8 cup coarse vanilla or demerara sugar, for sprinkling
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup dark chocolate chips


Preheat the oven to 180C degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Combine the flour, 1/2 cup of vanilla sugar, baking powder, and baking soda in the bowl of a food processor. Add the butter and pulse 15-20 times or until it looks like sandy pearls. Transfer the dough to a bowl and stir in the oats, cranberries, walnuts, chocolate chips and zest.
Stir in the buttermilk until just moistened. Bring the dough together with your hands. If the dough is still too crumbly, stir in more buttermilk a tiny splash at a time, but try to avoid over mixing.
After bringing the dough together, gently divide into 2, and roll out about 1/2 inch thick. Cut shapes if you like, or pat it into an 8-inch round. Cut into triangle shapes if you are patting the dough into a circle. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet with some room between each scone. Sprinkle the tops with coarse sugar. Bake for 15 minutes or until the bottoms are deeply golden.
Cool completely on racks.
Makes 2 1/2 – 3 dozen 2.5″ hearts
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About me: I am a freelance food writer, recipe developer and photographer. Food is my passion - baking, cooking, developing recipes, making recipes healthier, using fresh seasonal produce and local products, keeping a check on my carbon footprint and being a responsible foodie! I enjoy food styling, food photography, recipe development and product reviews. I express this through my food photographs which I style and the recipes I blog. My strength lies in 'Doing Food From Scratch'; it must taste as good as it looks, and be healthy too. Baking in India, often my biggest challenge is the non-availability of baking ingredients, and this has now become a platform to get creative on. I enjoy cooking immensely as well.


  • ABowlOfMush
    6 years ago

    Aww these are so cute and look really delicious!!

  • Jeanne @ Cooksister!
    6 years ago

    Oooh, heart shaped scones! You old romantic you 😉 Love the vibrant reds in the pictures, and of course you realise that choc chips and cranberries are two of my all-time favourite ingredients… Happy Valentine's Day to you!

  • The Cooking Ninja
    6 years ago

    Love love your sconies! Beautiful!

  • Divina Pe
    6 years ago

    Oh my goodness, these are really gorgeous. i could imagine the texture of everything in that scone. I didn't know cookie monster said that. :)

  • Chow and Chatter
    6 years ago

    so cute and original happy valentines sweet Deeba

  • nicole
    6 years ago

    Aw, I love the cookie monster quote :). These are really cute, and they look quite tasty!

  • Rosa's Yummy Yums
    6 years ago

    A wonderful idea! They are so cute and tempting!

    Happy Valentine's Day!



  • BumbleVee
    6 years ago

    "Sconies" …. how cute is that? …. I'll have to use that word in future…I just know it!

  • Purnima
    6 years ago

    Cross-bred in bakes as well? 😀 They look so perfect 4 V-Day! Gorgeous as usual!! :)

  • 5 Star Foodie
    6 years ago

    I love the heart shape, so cute and perfect for Valentine's day!

  • noble pig
    6 years ago

    How beautiful they are in that lovely heart shape…Happy Valentine's!!

  • HealthJunkie
    6 years ago

    Valentine's Day Scones sound pretty good actually. I might steal this recipe to surprise my guy with it!

  • Asha @ FSK
    6 years ago

    Sconies!!!! so Cute! you had me with the name.. gorgeous! :))

  • Asha @ FSK
    6 years ago

    Sconies!!!! so Cute! you had me with the name.. gorgeous! :))

  • pigpigscorner
    6 years ago

    They look so pretty! Happy V-day!

  • AdukalaVishesham
    6 years ago

    beautiful presentation… and heart shaped sconies so perfect for valentine's day…

  • Federica
    6 years ago

    le foto sono una meraviglia..i biscotti una delizia! complimenti!

  • Janice
    6 years ago

    Interesting concept there. I can't believe any child would turn down any kind of home made cookie, by boys would have scoffed anything going!

  • Mags
    6 years ago

    I want to make these just to be able to say the word "sconies"…LOL

    They're beautiful and so appropriate for Valentine's Day. Hope yours is a happy and love-filled one!

  • Sarah, Maison Cupcake
    6 years ago

    I never heard of sconies before, I like the chocolate drizzle. I am gradually catching up with all my blog reading after this week of cupcake madness, can't believe you'd done 2 posts whilst I was "away" so long!! I love curry, can't wait for you to more of that too.

  • Barbara Bakes
    6 years ago

    I'm sure your family could feel your love in these scrumptious scones!

  • Cristie
    6 years ago

    I can't seem to get enough scone recipes . . . I just love a good scone. Yours look delicious.

  • Natashya KitchenPuppies
    6 years ago

    Great sconies, Happy Valentine's Day!

  • Sayantani
    6 years ago

    thanks a ton Deeba for visiting me. I have a 10 months old baby and get very little time for bloghopping. you have a great page here with so many great recipe and gorgeous pictures. Am in love with your space.

  • Arlette
    6 years ago

    they are so cute!!
    what a great idea . By the way I tried the Chocolate and Nutella Buns and they turns amazing…
    and I played with different flavours and all three came yummmy, I will post them one day when I have the time.

  • Peter M
    6 years ago

    I do like how you added some good fibre with the oats. Have a wonderful Valentine's and I hope your family cooks for you.

  • Bellini Valli
    6 years ago

    What better way to show someone you love them than with a "healthy" scone Deeba. Happy Valentine's Day!

  • Bellini Valli
    6 years ago

    What better way to show someone you love them than with a "healthy" scone Deeba. Happy Valentine's Day!

  • Jamie
    6 years ago

    Aw this is just what I've been in the mood to make but only you would have the brilliant and romantic idea to cut them out into hearts! Beautiful! And they are so chockful of goodies! You are so talented, you are! I want some of these.

  • Spice
    6 years ago

    So beautiful…..not only the recipe & the clicks but the name "Sconies"……me like cookie monster too….

  • Sophie
    6 years ago

    Hello Deeba!

    Brussels calling! I so love your apart & special looking sconies!!

    MMMMMMMMM,…I will make them tomorrow!! thanks!

  • Tj
    5 years ago

    I tried these out 2 days back and loved it!!! Have posted it on my blog..
    Thanx :)

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