Orange Chocolate Chip Scones

Hello again! It’s been a little while because I have been doing some travelling for work. Two weeks ago I was in Rockwood, Pennsylvania, which is the tiniest town ever in the middle of nowhere so that wasn’t super exciting. Then I spent last week in New Jersey, which was much more exciting! We were working a lot, but we did get to go for a really amazing meal in New York one night. I had never been, and I am going there for my honeymoon in April so I was very excited to see it. Everything there is gigantic so I was just walking around with looking up at all of the buildings. We went out for steak in this place that has been around since the 1800’s, and it was quite possibly the best steak I have ever had. I cannot wait to eat my way around that city when I go back for my honeymoon!

In the meantime, I will be eating this delicious scones. I had planned on just making regular scones, but then I decided to throw in some chocolate chips because there are few things that cannot be improved by adding chocolate chips. Then since I had decided to change up the recipe anyways other things were added, and they turned into orange chocolate chip scones. I am very proud of these little gems so hurry up and make them!
Orange Chocolate Chip Scones
2 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold butter, cut into cubes or small pieces
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup sour cream
1 large egg
Zest of 1 orange
Juice of 1 orange
Heavy Cream
Demerara sugar

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Combine the dry ingredients with the cold butter in a food processor and pulse until pea-sized bits form. You can do this with a pastry blender or even a fork if you don’t have a food processor.
Stir in the chocolate chips.
Whisk together the sour cream, egg, orange zest, and orange juice in a small bowl.
Add the sour cream mixture to the butter mixture and stir together. Use your hands to press the dough into a large ball.
Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and pat into a 7-inch circle about 3/4-inch thick. Brush with the heavy cream and sprinkle demerara sugar all over.
Use a sharp knife or pastry cutter to cut the circle into 8 triangles like a pizza. Pull the triangles apart and place them about 1 inch apart on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.
Bake at 400 for 15 to 17 minutes or until golden brown.
Orange Glaze
1 cup icing sugar
2-3 Tablespoons orange juice
Zest of 1 orange

Combine all ingredients until a smooth glaze forms. You may need more or less orange juice depending on how thick you want the glaze to be. Drizzle over the scones before serving.

Orange Chocolate Chip Scones
 
Ingredients
  • Orange Chocolate Chip Scones
  • 2 cups flour
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup cold butter, cut into cubes or small pieces
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 large egg
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • Heavy Cream
  • Demerara sugar
  • Orange Glaze:
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 2-3 Tablespoons orange juice
  • Zest of 1 orange
Instructions
  1. Orange Chocolate Chip Scones:
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Combine the dry ingredients with the cold butter in a food processor and pulse until pea-sized bits form. You can do this with a pastry blender or even a fork if you don't have a food processor.
  4. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Whisk together the sour cream, egg, orange zest, and orange juice in a small bowl.
  6. Add the sour cream mixture to the butter mixture and stir together. Use your hands to press the dough into a large ball.
  7. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and pat into a 7-inch circle about ¾-inch thick. Brush with the heavy cream and sprinkle demerara sugar all over.
  8. Use a sharp knife or pastry cutter to cut the circle into 8 triangles like a pizza. Pull the triangles apart and place them about 1 inch apart on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.
  9. Bake at 400 for 15 to 17 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Orange Glaze
  11. Combine all ingredients until a smooth glaze forms. You may need more or less orange juice depending on how thick you want the glaze to be. Drizzle over the scones before serving.

11 Responses to Orange Chocolate Chip Scones

  1. Amanda says:

    Yum! I can’t wait to try these!

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  3. Pamela L. says:

    Baking soda is mentioned in recipe, but not in ingredient list… Is it needed or not?

  4. Pamela L. says:

    Hi, just wanted to let you know I made the scones today, They were very good, I’ll be adding them to my repertoire…

  5. Angela says:

    I made the scones this morning and had a little issue. My dough was very wet and sticky. What did I do wrong? I did not hand mix the wet ingredients into the dry, but pulsed them with the food processor. Could that cause the problem I had? Thanks for any advice, they’re delicious and I want to try again!

    • Laura says:

      Hmm I’m not sure what would have caused that. I would probably just try adding more flour to it or cutting back on the wet ingredients if it was too sticky. I don’t think it should make a difference whether you use the food processor or not. Let me know if you end up trying them again and how it works out!

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