Orange Scones with Orange Glaze

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Found this recipe online and tweaked it a little to make it “more orangey.” It’s very easy and so good! The scones come out with a wonderful texture.


  • cooking spray
  • 1 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar, divided
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ stick cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 2 ½ tablespoons orange zest
  • 6 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 ½ tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon milk, or as needed
  • ½ cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
  • 4 teaspoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and grease with cooking spray.

Mix flour, 1 tablespoon sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Cut in butter using a pastry cutter. Mix in orange zest.

Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Whisk orange juice, egg, and vinegar together and pour into the flour mixture. Stir until moistened and sticky.

Transfer dough to a floured surface and knead gently about 10 times. Pat into a 6×8-inch rectangle. Cut rectangle into 4 squares; cut each square diagonally into 8 triangles. Arrange scones on the prepared baking sheet. Brush tops with milk and sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon sugar.

Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 10 minutes.

Make the orange glaze while the scones are baking. Mix 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar and orange juice until thick and smooth; glaze should drip slowly off the back of a spoon. Mix in orange zest.

Dunk warm scones in the glaze to fully coat the tops. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Preparation time: 15 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 30 mins
Servings: 8 – Yield: 8 scones



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