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orange chocolate chip scones

I did a little baking over weekend! This was my first time baking since LK was born.

Even M was excited. As soon as she heard the mixer running she rushed to the kitchen yelling “Mommy’s baking!!”

She also threw a little fist pump in the air 😉

Scones are one of my favorite pastries. I love eating them with a fresh cup of coffee or tea.

Out of all the baking I’ve done over the years I’m ashamed that I’ve never made them before.

I was pleasantly surprised at how easy they are to make.

You can make them into any shape you like. I made two batches.

One using a biscuit cutter and the other cutting them into triangles.

The orange zest was the perfect touch. Even Mr. Weekly Bite liked them… which is saying a lot since he likes nothing fancy.

I can’t wait to play around with this recipe and make all sorts of variations 🙂

Orange Chocolate Chip Scones

adapted from Allrecipes

  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter (cut into cubes)
  • 6 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt until combined. Using a pastry cutter or food processor, cut cold butter through until mixture is crumbly. Slowly add in orange juice until dough can be formed into a ball. Add in chocolate chips and mix with your hand until combined.

Place dough onto a floured surface. Roll dough out into a circle about 1/2″ thick. Cut into 9 triangles (I used a pizza cutter). Place onto non-stick cookie sheet and bake for about 12 minutes or until golden brown.

Enjoy 🙂

 

 

9 Responses

  1. Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) said on August 17, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Looks great! I also LOVE scones. I haven’t had one in a while though…

  2. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga said on August 17, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    The scones look good and M looks…amazingly adorable 🙂

  3. Samantha @ Bikini Birthday said on August 18, 2011 at 6:34 am

    Are they dry? I have yet to find a scone recipe that isn’t too dry for my tastes.

  4. Nicole, RD said on August 18, 2011 at 6:56 am

    I’ve never made scones, either. How can you not love a buttery pastry with a hot cup of joe? Sigh 🙂

  5. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic said on August 18, 2011 at 6:57 am

    I love a subtle orange flavor in chocolate baked goods. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  6. Marci said on August 18, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Looks so simple and delish. On my list to try! Sounds really good now too.

  7. Estela - Weekly Bite said on August 18, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Samantha – I didn’t think they were dry at all. I think the trick is to make sure there’s plenty of butter in the recipe 🙂

  8. Amy-Nutrition By Nature said on August 19, 2011 at 5:51 am

    These look so yummy, I have never tried to make scones but looks like I may have to!