Glazed Orange Scones

Hi Recipe Critic fans! My name is Liz from Love Grows Wild, and I am thrilled to be here helping celebrate Alyssa’s blog anniversary this week! Today I’m sharing my recipe for Glazed Orange Scones, a delicious breakfast treat filled with orange zest and drizzled with a sweetened orange glaze. These citrusy scones are perfect served with tea or at a Summertime brunch! Either way, I know you’ll enjoy them as much as I do!
Glazed Orange Scones - a delicious treat filled with orange zest and drizzled with an orange glaze! via
 When Alyssa asked me to guest post for her anniversary celebration, I was super excited! Alyssa and I both started our blogs about a year ago, and I have really enjoyed getting to know the sweet, funny, gorgeous girl that she is! I got to meet her in person at the Build Your Blog Conference in Utah this past February, and I have to tell you that she is just as adorable in real life as she is on her blog!
I live two time zones away from Alyssa, and it’s not always easy to find time in our busy schedules to talk. A few weeks ago, Alyssa and I had a FaceTime date while both of our families were away, and we chatted it up for almost 3 hours about everything from blog stuff, being Mommies of boys, and even our favorite hottie actor Ryan Gosling. I so wish that her and I didn’t live so far apart so we could spend more time together, but I love all the funny texts and FaceTime dates we get to have! So since I can’t be there in person to congratulate Alyssa on her big blog anniversary, I thought I’d share a recipe that I would make her if I was there! Alyssa is an orange-lover, and I can see us sitting with a big batch of these Orange Scones catching up on girl talk!
Glazed Orange Scones - a delicious treat filled with orange zest and drizzled with an orange glaze! via
These scones are really simple to make and have such incredible flavor and a wonderful, unique texture. I would say they are a little bit like a cake with more of a biscuit-like texture. They come out of the oven nice and puffed up and perfectly flaky. The scones themselves have only a hint of sweetness, but I add a drizzle of orange glaze that makes them perfectly sweet and bursting with orange flavor! And look at that pretty orange zest baked right in to the scones!
Glazed Orange Scones - a delicious treat filled with orange zest and drizzled with an orange glaze! via

In the Summertime, I like to serve these scones with a cold, refreshing drink like this Orange Lemon Shake-up. You’ll love these two citrusy treats paired together! You can find the Shake-up recipe here.

Glazed Orange Scones - a delicious treat filled with orange zest and drizzled with an orange glaze! via
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Glazed Orange Scones
An easy and delicious orange scone with wonderful flavor and orange zest and a sweet orange glaze on top!
  • For the scones:
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup butter
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup whipping cream, divided
  • 2 teaspoons orange peel, finely shredded
  • For the glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  1. Scones:
  2. Preheat oven to 400F. In a large bowl, combine flour, 2 tablespoons of the sugar, baking powder, and salt. Using a pastry blender (or fork), cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and set aside. In a medium bowl, combine eggs, ¾ cup of whipping cream, and orange peel. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Using a fork, stir until just moistened. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead dough by folding and gently pressing for 10-12 strokes or until dough is nearly smooth. Divide dough in half. Pat or lightly roll each dough half into 6" circles. Cut each circle into 6 wedges. Place dough wedges 2" apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Brush scones with remaining ¼ cup whipping cream and sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons sugar. Bake 12-14 minutes or until golden. Remove from baking sheet onto a rack.
  3. Glaze:
  4. In a medium bowl, combine powdered sugar, vanilla, and 1 tablespoon of the orange juice. Stir in remaining orange juice, 1 tablespoon at a time, to reach desired drizzling consistency. Drizzle warm scones with glaze and serve warm.
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I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.
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  1. Looks so amazing…your photography always has me wishing I was able to try this recipes asap. 🙂

  2. Oh, yummmm!!! If these are anything like Panera’s orange scones, then I’m all over it! Thanks for the recipe, I can’t wait to try it out.

    • They are very similar! I just made these tonight and they were very close in texture and dead on with flavor. My husband says they’re the best scones I’ve ever made.

  3. I love orange scones – yum!! Thanks for the recipe and Happy Blogaversary to Alyssa! 🙂

  4. These scones look fantastic! Iove all things orange. I am definitely going to have to give theses guys a try.

  5. OMG…… Just made these and they are awesome!!!! Thank you !!!!!

  6. Thanks for sharing this recipe. The scones were easy to make and are delicious.

  7. This recipe sounds delicious & I intend to try it ASAP. Just a quick question.. Do you actually peel the orange then shred the peel on a grater or do you use just the zest? Thanks so much 🙂

  8. Love this ! Looks easy and delicious! I often have problems making successful scones . Any advice?

  9. Hi, I’ m so happy I was able to find this recipe! I used to make orange scones from a similar recipe, but I lost it. Just one question, could I substitute the orange peel for orange juice?

  10. These were amazing! I made them for Mother’s Day and they were a big hit 🙂


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