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The Absolute Best Orange Cream Scones

These scones are one of my favorite go to recipes when I’m craving something sweet. Especially on weekend mornings. They are so delicious and super easy to make. And how cute is that winter berry spreader? It’s from Vagabond House. I have a few of their houseware items. They are all so pretty and such amazing quality. But let’s get to making scones, shall we?

Orange Scones

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tbsp orange zest
  • 1/2 cup cubed butter, cold
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Glaze

  • 3 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tsp orange zest (optional – but I highly recommend it for more orange flavor!)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly spray with cooking oil.
  • Mix together the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and orange zest. Cut in the cold butter with a pastry cutter until the dough resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, sour cream, heavy cream and vanilla extract. Mix with the dry ingredients until just combined.
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough into a 1 inch thick circle. Cut into 8 triangles. I like to use a pizza cutter for this.
  • Place the scones on the parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Optional – brush the tops of the scones with heavy whipping cream.
  • Bake for 15 – 16 minutes or until the scones are golden brown.
  • While the scones are cooling make the glaze by mixing the melted butter, powdered sugar (starting with 1 cup), vanilla extract, orange juice and orange zest (if using.) If the glaze seems too runny, gradually add in the remaining 1/2 cup powdered sugar until you reach the desired consistency.
  • Spread the glaze on the cooled scones and ENJOY!

I have a serious sweet tooth and these hit the spot every time. Light, flaky, orangey goodness! Perfect for a Sunday brunch or with your afternoon tea.

Check out one of my other favorite go to recipes for banana bread.