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Orange Buttermilk Scones- easy to make and bursting with fresh orange flavor and delicious chocolate chips. These buttermilk scones are THE BEST hands down! #scones #scone #buttermilk #easy #recipe #atablefullofjoy #orange #chocolatechip

Orange Buttermilk Scones

Orange Buttermilk Scones- easy to make and bursting with fresh orange flavor and delicious chocolate chips. These buttermilk scones are THE BEST hands down!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 scones
Calories 308 kcal
Author Lisa

Ingredients

Buttermilk Scones

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar plus extra for sprinkling on top
  • 2 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup cold butter cubed
  • orange zest from one orange
  • 1 cup buttermilk plus more for brushing on top
  • 2 tsp orange extract
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips

Easy Glaze

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ tbs milk
  • 1 tsp orange extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400˚F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium sized bowl. (3 cups flour, 1/3 cup sugar, 2 ½ tsp baking powder, ½ tsp baking soda, ½ tsp salt)

  3. Cut in the butter by using a pastry cutter, a fork or your hands (the easiest and what I do!) The flour mixture should look sandy once the butter is cut in. (3/4 cup butter)

  4. Stir in the orange zest.

  5. Mix in the buttermilk and orange extract until combined- but don’t over mix (1 cup buttermilk, 2 tsp orange extract)

  6. Add chocolate chips to dough and mix until evenly distributed. (1/2 cup mini chocolate chips)

  7. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and roll out. Separate the dough into three balls, flatten each ball until they are about 5 inches in diameter, then cut into four wedges.

  8. Place scones on the lined baking sheet. 

  9. Brush each scone with buttermilk and sprinkle a little sugar on each one.

  10. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown. 

  11. While baking mix together the powdered sugar, milk, and orange extract to make the glaze. You can add more or less powdered sugar or milk to get the thickness you prefer. (1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1 ½ tbs milk, 1 tsp orange extract)

  12. When the scones are done baking, drizzle with the glaze and sprinkle with any extra orange zest.

  13. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Orange Buttermilk Scones
Amount Per Serving
Calories 308 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 279mg12%
Potassium 169mg5%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 405IU8%
Calcium 87mg9%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.