Glazed Orange Scones

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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!
Scones placed about an inch apart on a cooling rack beside a white bowl of oranges.
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 Scone on a wooden table with an orange slice on top.

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 Scone on a wooden tray with orange slices with a glass of Orange Lemon Shake-up beside it.

Glazed Orange Scones

5 from 2 votes
An easy and delicious orange scone with wonderful flavor and orange zest and a sweet orange glaze on top!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings: 12 Scones


For the scones:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons sugar divided
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 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



  • 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.


  • 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.


Serves: 12

Calories277kcal (14%)Carbohydrates35g (12%)Protein4g (8%)Fat13g (20%)Saturated Fat8g (40%)Cholesterol68mg (23%)Sodium113mg (5%)Potassium162mg (5%)Fiber1g (4%)Sugar14g (16%)Vitamin A497IU (10%)Vitamin C3mg (4%)Calcium66mg (7%)Iron1mg (6%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword glazed orange scones, scone recipes, scones
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Alyssa Rivers

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. 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.

    1. 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.

  2. 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 🙂

  3. 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?

  4. Something was definitely missing from the scone itself, it just didnt have enough orange flavour. Will try adding orange juice or concentrate to the dough next time. The icing really helps to bring some of the orange taste out, however.

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