- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup cold butter, cubed
- 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 4 teaspoons grated orange peel
- 1 teaspoon orange extract
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
- Preheat oven to 400°. In a large bowl, whisk the first five ingredients. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in chocolate chips. In another bowl, mix milk, orange peel and extract until blended; stir into flour mixture just until moistened.
- Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead gently 10 times. Divide dough in half. Pat each portion into an 8-in. circle. Cut each into eight wedges. Place wedges on a greased baking sheet.
- In a small bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon. Lightly brush scones with cream; sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mixture. Bake 15-17 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 16 scones.
Reviews forOrange Chocolate Chip Scones
"These are phenomenal! My two favorite flavors together; orange and chocolate. I eat a Paleo diet 80% of the time (no sugar or grains) so I reduced the sugar to half of a third cup, and the chocolate chips also to half, and they were plenty sweet for me. Will freeze and have one occasionally with an egg for breakfast."
"These were delicious! Best served warm out of the oven."
"I love scones! This recipe is delicious and so easy to make since it uses things I readily have on hand. I love them warm from the oven with whipped cream!"