Orange Scones

Perfect for spring baking!

Yield: 6 large scones or 12 little scones

You will need:

For the scones:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, frozen
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • zest of one orange

For the orange glaze:

  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • if you have extra orange zest, throw some in!

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease or line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl add in flour, sugar, baking powder, zest, and salt. Mix to combine.
  • Grate frozen butter into the large bowl. Use your hand to mix the butter with the dry ingredients until small crumbs begin to form.
  • Add in the wet ingredients and continue to mix to form a rough ball of dough.
  • Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and begin to form it into a 6 to 8 inch circle, about 3/4 of an inch in thickness.
  • Use a sharp knife to cut the dough like a pizza into triangles.
  • Place the triangles of dough onto a baking sheet 1 to 2 inches apart from each other. Bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes. You want the scones to just start turning golden yellow before browning.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes.
  • While you wait for the scones to cool, lets make the glaze. In a small/medium sized bowl, melt the butter. Add in powdered sugar and begin to mix. Add in orange juice one tablespoon at a time until reaching desired consistency. Mix in orange zest (if you had any leftover) and pour glaze over the scones when they are cooled.
  • Enjoy!

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