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Orange Chocolate Chip Scones

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.


16 scones

My family asks for these scones all the time, but I like to save this special treat just for celebrations. It makes them feel extra-special that way. —Leslie Parker, Avoca, Iowa
Orange Chocolate Chip Scones Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 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 semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 4 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a large bowl, whisk the first 5 ingredients. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in chocolate chips. In another bowl, mix milk, orange zest and extract until blended; stir into flour mixture just until moistened.
  2. 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 8 wedges. Place wedges on a greased baking sheet.
  3. 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 scone: 245 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 238mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • Amy
    Aug 28, 2017

    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.

  • lorstout
    Jul 23, 2016

    Delicious scones! I made a glaze with powdered sugar, orange juice and orange zest in place of the sugar and cinnamon topping...just because I like glaze on scones and it adds even more orange flavor! I also mixed them in my food processor, which made the recipe quick and easy to prepare.

  • Angel182009
    May 9, 2016

    These were delicious! Best served warm out of the oven.

  • rena 55
    Apr 4, 2016

    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!