Orange Scones

Friday is here!!!! It’s time to wind down and relax and enjoy the weekend. What better way to start off your weekend mornings than with scones? Am I right? These scones are crumbly, citrusy, sweet and just dang delicious. And for my caffeine lovers, these scones pair perfectly with a hot cup of coffee. ☕️

What really takes these scones next level is the orange zest. I grate a lot of it and I rub it into the sugar to release all of the oils. It’s quite calming and also feels like you’re getting a sugar scrub on your hands 😂 not to mention the after smells 😍 This part is crucial though, you can easily mix zest into the sugar but the whole rubbing process really releases that extra zip of citrus.

Your scones should look crumby, odd shaped and none should be identical. It’s the true beauty here. And they will be topped with a super simple orange glaze, it really takes it over the top. You gotta have them. ♥️

Orange Scones Recipe

makes 8 scones

takes about an hour

-what you need-


  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 5 Tbs cold, cubed, salted butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • zest of 2 oranges
  • 1/2 cup cold heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • juice of half an orange

Orange Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • zest of 1 orange
  • juice from orange, 1/2 tsp increments

-what to do-

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, combine 1/3 c sugar and zest from two oranges. Using your fingers really press and combine the zest into the sugar releasing all of the oils. About 5 minutes. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. Next, add your cold cubed butter and cut the butter into your flour mixture using a pastry cutter. If you do not have one you can use a fork, pressing into the butter cubes. You want your butter to be pea sized.
  5. Next, mix in your orange sugar.
  6. Next, make a well in the center of your dry ingredients and add in your wet ingredients. The heavy cream, vanilla, egg and juice of half an orange. Mix the dough until just combined, do not over mix.
  7. Dump your crumbly scone dough onto a lightly floured surface and quickly form into a disc, about an inch thick.
  8. Cut into 8 pieces, like a pizza, and place them on your baking sheet with a few inches in between. Your scones will seem crumbly here and not completely in tact which is what you want, so don’t be alarmed.
  9. Bake the scones at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes, until bottoms are golden browned and scones are cooked through.
  10. When done, move your scones onto a wire rack to cool completely and whip up the glaze.
  11. In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, orange zest and juice from orange. You will add just a little juice at a time, whisking until you reach a thick, pourable glaze.
  12. When scones have cooled, take your scone and dunk top side in, into your orange glaze. Move to a wired rack and let the glaze coat and drip off. Repeat until all scones are glazed.
  13. Serve with a hot cup of coffee or tea and enjoy!!!!!

Why should an orange wear sunblock?

Because they peel.


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