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Orange Scones



Oh my! It's Orange Scones. The prefect on-the-go breakfast or after school snack.


With fresh orange juice and orange zest these scones offer just the right amount of citrusy flavor.  Serve your guests a basket of freshly baked scones and they'll think they checked into a bed and breakfast!


Make Ahead Tip! You can easily make these scones weeks ahead, freeze them, and bake when you're ready! Once the dough is cut into triangles, place on a cookie lined sheet with parchment paper. Freeze scone dough on cookie sheet, and once frozen, put in a freezer plastic bag and put them back in the freezer. Once ready to back, put on a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake according to the directions below!


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Orange Scones


For the Scones

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

  • Zest from two large oranges

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 5 ounces cream cheese, cold

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, not melted but room temperature

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1/3 cup milk

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon orange extract


For the Orange Glaze

  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar

  • 5 tablespoons orange juice

  • 1 teaspoon orange extract

  • orange zest of two large oranges


Instructions


For the Scones:

Preheat oven to 425°.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a medium mixing bowl mix sugar and orange zest. Add to the flour, salt and baking powder.  Whisk together with sugar mixture.  Place the cold cream cheese, butter and eggs into mixer with dough hook, and add dry ingredients.  Mix until combined.  Pour in the milk, vanilla extract and orange extract.  Mix.  Remove dough and place on a lightly floured surface.  Divide the dough in 2 equal pieces.  Form each piece into a 6-inch disk.  Use a sharp knife to cut each disk into triangles. Place on prepared baking sheet. Bake 15 minuets or until golden.


Lay a piece of wax paper under a wire cooling rack.  Move baked scones to the wire cooling rack.  Spoon or dip orange glaze over scones.


For the Orange Glaze:

In a medium bowl add the sugar, orange juice, orange extract and orange zest.  Whisk until smooth and pour over warm scones.

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