Christmas scone recipe

Taste the flavour of Christmas wrapped up in one little festive scone. This treat is perfect for warming up after a chilly winter walk with a brew.

Cakes and bakes
Christmas scone at Fountains Abbey
  • Preparation time 10 minutes (prep. time)
  • Cooking time 15 -20 minutes (cooking time)
  • Serves 10


  • 675g Self raising flour
  • 125g Caster sugar
  • 170g Butter
  • 250ml Milk
  • 65g Mixed peel
  • 1 egg
  • 5g Ground cinnamon
  • 40g mincemeat
  • 20g Sultanas
  • Zest of an orange


  1. Mix the sugar, flour and margarine to a crumb add the peel, mincemeat, cranberries, sultanas, zest and cinnamon and mix together.
  2. Then add the eggs and milk and mix until the mixture starts to come together as a dough. Be conscious of over mixing. You'll notice this if your mixture becomes stiff, losing its softness and elasticity. 
  3. Roll out and portion into 10 portions and cook for 15-20 minutes at 160 degrees celcius.
  4. Once out of the oven you can brush with an egg mix and sprinkle with a little sugar and cinnamon.
Enjoy this Christmas scone with a brew
Christmas scone at Fountains Abbey
Enjoy this Christmas scone with a brew