Recipe By erika925925
Published Jun 19th
Prep 15m Cook 10m Additional 5m Ready In 30m
Servings 8 scones Calories 195.7

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.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 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

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and grease with cooking spray.
  2. 2 Mix flour, 1 tablespoon sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Cut in butter using a pastry cutter. Mix in orange zest.
  3. 3 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.
  4. 4 Transfer dough to a floured surface and knead gently about 10 times. Pat into a 6x8-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.
  5. 5 Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 10 minutes.
  6. 6 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.
  7. 7 Dunk warm scones in the glaze to fully coat the tops. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 195.7
  • Carbohydrate 31 g
  • Cholesterol 38.6 mg
  • Fat 6.7 g
  • Fiber 0.9 g
  • Protein 3.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 3.9 g
  • Sodium 177.6 mg
  • Sugar 14 g

Chef's Notes

If you like less orange flavor, add less zest. If you want more orange flavor, add more.


  1. I think the recipe is great and me and my mom made it with a lot of extra orange zest and it came out great
  2. These are amazing! Very good, not to sweet, nice orange flavour. My only complaint is with the recipe itself. It calls for a half stick of butter, which is 1/4 cup. Why not just ask for a quarter cup??? Makes no sense to me. But the recipe is a winner!
  3. My first time making scones from scratch. Our neighbors have an orange tree, so I am always looking for orange recipes. I had no problem with this recipe. My wife loved the results. They were moist and delicious. The only thing I did different was use 1/2 plus 1/3 cup of whole wheat flour and - Read more ...
  4. Great taste! Proportions for the glaze are definitely off. Stated amount of sugar and juice comes out super super runny. Updated recipe would get 5 stars.
  5. For the scone, I used at least 1 1/4 cup flour. Keep adding until the dough sticks together. For the glaze, I used only 2 Tbl. granular sugar, 1 Tbl. orange juice, and 3/4 tsp. orange zest. Rolled it into a circle about 8 inches and cut into 8 wedges. I made it for my - Read more ...
  6. I'm an experienced baker but have never made scones! I love citrus so I decided to give this recipe a try. The dough was extremely sticky and the scones were difficult to transfer to the baking sheet but they turned out incredibly light with a little crust on the bottom. The only thing I added - Read more ...
  7. Awesome!!
  8. The icing was too runny. I tried adding more sugar but it was still not thickened. The taste is fantastic!