Different tastes and flavors can bring up different memories, am I right!?

I remember back to my childhood, one of my favorite treats in my Easter basket every year was a chocolate orange.

Have y’all ever had one of those?

It is basically chocolate in the shape of an orange. The chocolate is in a special little box and wrapped in delicate orange foil. Before removing the foil you knock it on the table to break it apart. You then carefully remove the foil and inside are pieces of chocolate in the shape of orange wedges. I don’t know if it was the fact that you broke it open that made this treat so special or if it was the combination of the two flavors, but I looked forward to getting one every year.

Last week I made up a batch of orange scones. They were delicious, but I knew that I wanted to make them my own. You know, put my own little twist on them.

I made them again today and substituted a few different ingredients and also added chocolate chips.

I was instantly taken back to my childhood with just one bite.

The flavors were so spot on that I could imagine myself sitting in my room sneaking into my Easter basket to find that special treat.

I love being taken back in time, by smells, sounds, and especially tastes.

Enjoy this one my friends, I wish I could share one with you while we chat about our favorite childhood memories.


Orange Chocolate Chip Scones


for the scones

2 Cups Flour

1/4 Cup Sugar

1 Tablespoon Baking Powder

1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt

1 Tablespoon Orange Zest

1 Stick Cold Butter cubed

2 Eggs

1/4 Cup Heavy Cream chilled

1/4 Cup Fresh Orange Juice

1 Cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips


for the glaze

1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar

1 Tablespoon Orange Zest

4 Teaspoon Fresh Orange Juice


Orange Chocolate Chip Scones


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a food processor add all of your dry ingredients. Pulse one to two times to combine. Add in cold cubed butter. Pulse a couple of times until butter is incorporated and texture resembles crumbs. Next add in eggs, orange juice, orange zest, and heavy cream. Pulse until combined and dough begins to form a ball. Lastly, add in chocolate chips and pulse a few times until combined. Dump dough out onto well floured piece of parchment paper. Sprinkle top of dough with additional flour and roll out. Dough will be sticky, sprinkle with more flour if needed.


Once dough is rolled out sprinkle top with a little more flour cut dough into triangles, like you would a pizza. Do not separate triangles, this will help the scone to not lose shape when baking. Place parchment paper with dough onto a cookie sheet and put in heated oven.


After about 15 minutes remove from oven and recut slices. Pull apart and return to oven. Allow to finish cooking, about 10-15 more minutes. While cooking mix together glaze ingredients. Put all glaze ingredients in a jar and whisk until well combined. When scones are lightly browned and cooked all the way through remove from oven. Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes before pouring glaze over top.


Pour a generous amount of glaze over each scone. Serve warm and enjoy. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator if you have leftovers.


//recipe heavily adapted from here. All photography is my own.


3 thoughts on “Orange Chocolate Chip Scones.

  1. Becky

    Yuuuuummmmy! And I have to admit, I never knew how you make scones…like the how you get the shape. Will have to put this on my breakfast line up!


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