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.
Looks great! I also LOVE scones. I haven’t had one in a while though…
The scones look good and M looks…amazingly adorable 🙂
Are they dry? I have yet to find a scone recipe that isn’t too dry for my tastes.
I’ve never made scones, either. How can you not love a buttery pastry with a hot cup of joe? Sigh 🙂
I love a subtle orange flavor in chocolate baked goods. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Looks so simple and delish. On my list to try! Sounds really good now too.
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 🙂
These look so yummy, I have never tried to make scones but looks like I may have to!