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Donna's Heavenly Orange Chip Scones

Donna's Heavenly Orange Chip Scones
Makes:
24 scones
Prep Time:
20
minutes
Total Time:
50
minutes
based on
60 reviews
Donna's Heavenly Orange Chip Scones was a finalist in the Share The Very Best Recipe Contest. Submitted by Patricia Polesko, Drums, PA., it is ideal for Sunday brunch or afternoon tea. These buttermilk scones are infused with the flavor of orange zest, golden raisins and mini chocolate morsels, then glazed in a citrus icing that includes fresh-squeezed orange juice.

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Ingredients:

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into pieces and softened
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 large eggs, divided
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • ICING (recipe follows)

Directions:

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Lightly grease baking sheets.

COMBINE flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add morsels, raisins and orange peel; mix well. Cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Combine buttermilk, 2 eggs and orange extract in small bowl. Pour buttermilk mixture into flour mixture; mix just until a sticky dough is formed. Do not overmix. Drop by 1/4 cupfuls onto prepared baking sheets. Combine remaining egg and milk in small bowl. Brush egg mixture over top of dough.

BAKE for 18 to 22 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. For best results, bake one baking sheet at a time. Cool on wire racks for 10 minutes. Drizzle scones with icing. Serve warm.

FOR ICING:
COMBINE
2 cups powdered sugar, 1/4 cup orange juice, 1 tablespoon grated orange peel and 1 teaspoon orange extract in medium bowl. Mix until smooth.


Reviews:

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  •  Star(s)

    Fun to make!

    LISA JOSEPH from Charlotte, NC

    I had 2 ingredients on hand from previous recipes, buttermilk and golden raisins, that I didn't want to go to waste.....I was thumbing through one of my Very Best Baking magazines and came across this recipe and saw that both ingredients were called for, yea! I got the rest of the ingredients needed, used fresh oranges for the peel and juice, and made them for breakfast. They are to die for! Moist.....not dry at all! Will make them again!

  •  Star(s)

    Everyone asks for the recipe

    Catherine Wirtz from Canfield, OH

    I found this recipe a few years ago and have been making these scones on a regular basis ever since. I like to make and give the scones as gifts as a thank to people. The recipients always ask me for the recipe! The marriage of the orange & chocolate flavors is superb. Very quick and easy to do from start to finish (parchment paper is a MUST, especially when icing the scones). I also omit the third egg (for brushing before baking). One time, I brushed egg on some of the scones; milk on some; and some I left plain. I then iced all of them and honestly could not tell the difference, so I now just leave them all plain before baking. I also use a large ice cream scooper to dollop the dough onto the cookie sheets. Makes the scones more uniform.

  •  Star(s)

    Wonderful

    KATHY GREEN from South Daytona, FL

    I am always looking for new flavors to make scones. My family loves hot fresh breads and biscuits.

  •  Star(s)

    Nice and Light

    Mardi Lopez from Hendersonville, NC

    I made these today, my first attempt ever at making scones. I used both the raisins and the chocolate chips. The only thing I did different, was use a little less orange zest and orange extract. I was afraid it might be too over-powering. But it wasn't, so next time I may just use the amount called for. Anyway, these are very good and I will make them again.

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    Loved it

    Robert from

    Great recipe. I absolutely loved it.

  •  Star(s)

    Subtly Sweet Scones

    Jennifer Gamet from Brownstown, MI

    These scones taste delicious. I wanted to practice making them before serving them at a h.s. graduation brunch in June. I omitted the raisins, but kept all the other ingredients. I liked that they were not overwhelmingly "orange" or "chocolate", but a subtly sweet mixture of both. I can’t wait to make them again!

  •  Star(s)

    Great Scone Recipe

    KAREN WALDRON from Port Angeles, WA

    Recipe turned out great! I halved the recipe and substituted dried apricotes for the raisens and used white choc chips. Super recipe, easy and versital.

  •  Star(s)

    Yummy!

    Jenny Fedewa from GRAND RAPIDS, MI

    These scones get better everytime I make them. I prefer to make them a little smaller and without the raisins, but these are great warm and I love the chocolate chips. I'd had several friends ask for the recipe. Great taste :-)

  •  Star(s)

    Best Ever Scones

    C FINKE from HILLSBORO, OR

    I made these for my "Lady's Only" Tea Party. Everyone simply LOVED them and wanted the recipe.

  •  Star(s)

    Very Good Scone

    Deanna Mann from Sacramento, CA

    I really liked these scones with my tea yesterday! I would probably make a little less glaze. I also made smaller scones. The recipe does make quite a few! I like to freeze leftover scones for tea at a later date.

  •  Star(s)

    super orange chip scones

    ann dossett from HUTCHINSON, KS

    i am always looking for more scone recipes this one is really great i love the orange and chocolate together

  •  Star(s)

    First tried Scones a success!

    Annamarie Smith from CORVALLIS, OR

    This was the first time I had ever made scones and they were a fantastic success. They are easy to make and easy to double the recipe. I have made them a number of times now and always get great reviews and bring home no leftovers. Being a big tea and scone fan, this is absolutely a must with the chocolate chips. Marvelous!!!

  •  Star(s)

    THE BEST SCONES EVER!

    K. Palladino from SYRACUSE, NY

    I had never made scones. I made them for a brunch and had some left over and shared them with friends. Everyone keeps asking me to make them. Everyone loved them. They are absolutely delicious! I make them twice a month!

  •  Star(s)

    Heavenly Scones

    Antonette Eichwald from Bernalillo, NM

    Very moist, tasty and a sure winner. A recipe I will certainly make over and over again!

  •  Star(s)

    Wonderful surprise scones

    Hildi Valenzano from CINCINNATI, OH

    Over the years I have tried any number of scone recipes and this one is quite good. I have tried this recipe exactly as written, and I have also modified it slightly because I prefer the wedge shape. Just added a bit of additional flour, patted it into a circle and cut the wedges. On some of the scones I used an eggwash and sprinkled with raw sugar instead of the glaze and they were wonderful that way also. My teenagers often request this for Sunday breakfast.

  •  Star(s)

    Donna's Heavenly Orange Chip Scones

    G Pavao from Westport, MA

    I made these this weekend. Everyone loved them. My daughter took it to her friends at college and they couldn't get enough of them. Excellent.

  •  Star(s)

    Orange Chip Scones

    PATRICIA GRECO from ARMONK, NY

    I made these for Valentine's Day, and they are wonderful. Everyone in my family thought these were just great. Will make these again definitely.

  •  Star(s)

    Delicious

    Sandy Koscinski from STURTEVANT, WI

    My sister-in-law and I made these together for a family brunch. Moist and delicious! They were loved by everyone - even the kids gobbled them up! Thanks for the recipe.

  •  Star(s)

    Not your dry scone...

    Gwen Koscinski from Milwaukee, WI

    these are THE best scones I have ever tasted let alone made! They are moist and light but best of all they really were manageable for a non-baker like me!! Really worth the effort and you look like a rockstar baker!

  •  Star(s)

    Fairly Surprised!

    Rita Korkounian from NORTH HILLS, CA

    These scones disappeared the day I made them and now my family demands them from me every day!

  •  Star(s)

    Scones gone!!

    Sharon Sivori from PORT MURRAY, NJ

    I made these for work(I used to work in a hospital) and literally within five minutes they were gone. They were so light and flaky that people were picking the crumbs off the dish.

  •  Star(s)

    Simply Delicious

    Julie Caggiano from HAZLET, NJ

    These were my very first attempt at baking scones and I was extremely pleased with the results. I have always loved the combination of orange and chocolate so when I saw these in the new Very Best Baking magazine I had to give them a try. Light and delicious! I didn't have an orange on hand but I did have some dried orange rind so I used 1 teaspoon instead of the tablespoon of fresh. It was just the right amount. I'm sure I'll make these again, my family loved them.

  •  Star(s)

    The best i have found!!

    CARROLL KATE from SAINT PAUL, MN

    I loved these scones!! And my co-workers loved them too, they keep asking me to bring them for treats. I used white choc. chips and cranberries once also, with great success. Thanks for this recipe.

  •  Star(s)

    Wonderful

    Diana Johansen from Westminster, CA

    I tried these scones for a bridal shower I was giving and the were just gobbled up. Everyone just loved them. The bride made me promise I would make a special batch for her to take with her on her honeymoon.

  •  Star(s)

    Donna's Heavenly Orange Chip Scones

    BARBARA WALTERS from LINDSAY, OK

    I love scones and am constantly looking for new recipes to try. These are good. They are light, flaky and melts in your mouth. The orange flavor was just a little to much for me, so I adjusted the amount of orange flavoring to my taste.

  •  Star(s)

    Wonderful Scones

    Nancy Oltman from HASTINGS, NE

    These are wonderful, I now know why they were a finalist in the contest. Tried them as directed and also tried white chips with dried cranberries and dried blueberries. What's next?, probably dried strawberries. Just wonderful.

  •  Star(s)

    WOW!

    Cheryll Velehradsky from OMAHA, NE

    I love scones! This is one of the best I've tried. I added 3/4 cup of dried mixed fruit bites. Delicious with or without! I take them to school on 'Donut Friday' and these are the first to disappear!

  •  Star(s)

    Donna's Heavenly Orange Chip Scones

    Ruth Minsk-Whitehead from OCALA, FL

    This is one of the best recipes for scones I have tried. I love the way the chocolate chip taste with the orange flavor. I'm going to try them with cranberries too

  •  Star(s)

    Donna's Heavenly Orange Chip Scones

    Kathy Lowry from TOMBALL, TX

    These are heavenly! I recently made these for a ladies's brunch at church and they were a hit! I had to give the extras away so I wouldn't eat them all.

  •  Star(s)

    Donna's Heavenly Orange Chip Scones

    Shirley Matthews from ABERDEEN, WA

    Great! I used sweetened cranberries in place of raisins and it turn out great.

  •  Star(s)

    flavor and more flavor

    Rosemary Harris from WEIRTON, WV

    the flavors are delicious, even the raisins. i liked this recipe.

  •  Star(s)

    WOW!

    Patricia Herrick from GOLD CREEK, MT

    These are wonderful. Since I don't care for chocolate chips in anything, I used chopped dried apricots. Outstanding.

  •  Star(s)

    Great

    lexx from

    A wonderful recipe.. A definite success!! I omit the fruit, still tastes good. thx

  •  Star(s)

    Scone review

    Barbara Till from WINTER PARK, FL

    I tried the scone recipe and they came out so moist and tasty! There were a huge success. Everyone who tried them agreed that they were great!

  •  Star(s)

    good scone, confusing directions

    Karen Hayes from DANVILLE, VA

    the finished product was wonderful, but the directions were confusing. I don't usually soften the butter before cutting in, nor do I cut in the butter after adding the fruit, etc.

  •  Star(s)

    donnas heavenly orange chip scones

    Patricia Charles from LANSING, MI

    Bake these fresh on a weekend morning. The family is sleeping and they smell them cooking. It will wakes them up for breadfast. Best way to wake the family up. Nice family time together. Warm scones and hot chocolate. What more can you ask for.

  •  Star(s)

    Donna"s Heavenly Orange Chip Scones

    Roger Bergman from PROCTOR, MN

    Wow- what a great flavor combination. This is exceptionally good.

  •  Star(s)

    Very Tasty Scones

    Michelle Skowronek from MOORESVILLE, IN

    The scones were easy to make and very tasty. The use of grated orange peel adds interesting texture and flavor. Will make again!

  •  Star(s)

    Heavenly Orange Chip Scones

    Joyce Shaw from PERU, NY

    I made these this morning and we loved them. I did adapt the recipe abit. I used dried cranberries instead of raisens, and I put white chips in half of the batter and chocolate chips in the other half. It didn't seem to make any difference ---we loved them both! Next time though, I think I won't put icing on them as they're sweet enough without that.

  •  Star(s)

    These were heavenly!

    Leah Goldman from FLUSHING, NY

    These scones were simple to make,( unlike other scones where you have to knead the dough and then press to circle and score.) They taste great with or without the icing. I used craisins in place of raisins. I highly recommend this recipe-it is well worth making.

  •  Star(s)

    Orange Chip Scones

    Yoko Basich from Oakdale, MN

    I tried this recipe without raisins and icing. It was great! I rated this as 4 stars because this is too fragile and soft, more like sweetened biscuits, definately not scones. You can even make this as cupcake or muffin. This is NOT scone at all. But this taste great, that's for sure! And I recommend to add more orange zest about 2 teaspoons so it will turn out more flavorful and aromatic.

  •  Star(s)

    Yes, these are heavenly

    Izzi Wong from ROCHESTER, MN

    I love the marriage of chocolate and orange flavors and I love scones, so this was the perfect recipe for me. It was very easy to make. My family doesn't like raisins so I left them out and they don't have such a sweet tooth, so I didn't frost the scones. All in all these were the best scones that I ever made.

  •  Star(s)

    Orange Chip Scones

    Donna Leder from S SETAUKET, NY

    This was very easy recipe to follow. Perfect for breakfast or late night snack. My family really loved the flavor of these scones.

  •  Star(s)

    Donna's Heavenly Orange chip scones

    Debbie Carrino from Valrico, FL

    These were more cake-like than the traditional scones I have had in the past, but they were very easy to make , and had a WONDERFUL taste. they were definitely worth the effort! I substituted white morsels for the chocolate ,and added 1/2 cup chopped pistachio nuts! I am anxious to try them with almond or lemon extract and fresh lemon peel!

  •  Star(s)

    Orange Chip Scones

    Marcyann Hardin from Novi, MI

    I had a cup of buttermilk left from another recipe and searched under the word buttermilk. What an excellent choice. I would buy the buttermilk to make these again. We didn't eat them all the first day so I froze them and they are as good reheated in the microwave for breakfast. (I left out the raisins from family preference.)

  •  Star(s)

    Donna's Heavenly Orange Chip Scones

    Tammie Cabassa from ELYRIA, OH

    This is a wonderful recipe! They melt in your mouth and the flavor is a perfect blend.

  •  Star(s)

    Yummy

    karen fahey from Brooklyn, NY

    These scones tasted more like a cake that the traditional biscuit. Leave plenty of space between them when baking because the almost tripled in size.

  •  Star(s)

    Awesome Treat!

    Jacquelyn Mauch from Big Spring, TX

    Wow! I could not believe how wonderful these scones are. My family asks for these on a regular basis....at least once a week! I hadn't expected to like the raisins and chocolate together with the citrus.

  •  Star(s)

    Donna's scones are a winner!

    Katrina Nelson from Iowa City, IA

    I have tested several scone recipes and this one was the best by far. Since I don't care for raisins I used craisins instead. Everyone in my family asked for more!

  •  Star(s)

    Just delicious!

    Swathi Swarup from kuwait

    These scones were quick n yummy. It was my first attempt to make a scone and I was very satisfied. I skipped the orange peel, since I didn't have 'em and also the egg topping. It was a no fuss, delicious recipe. Thanks!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/24 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 24 

  • Calories: 290
  • Calories from Fat: 100
  • Total Fat: 11g (16% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 6g (32% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 45mg (16% of DV)
  • Sodium: 180mg (7% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 45g (15% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g (5% of DV)
  • Sugars: 27g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Vitamin A: 6% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 4% of DV
  • Calcium: 8% of DV
  • Iron: 8% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Donna's Heavenly Orange Chip Scones

Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into pieces and softened
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 large eggs, divided
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • ICING (recipe follows)

 

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Lightly grease baking sheets.

COMBINE flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add morsels, raisins and orange peel; mix well. Cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Combine buttermilk, 2 eggs and orange extract in small bowl. Pour buttermilk mixture into flour mixture; mix just until a sticky dough is formed. Do not overmix. Drop by 1/4 cupfuls onto prepared baking sheets. Combine remaining egg and milk in small bowl. Brush egg mixture over top of dough.

BAKE for 18 to 22 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. For best results, bake one baking sheet at a time. Cool on wire racks for 10 minutes. Drizzle scones with icing. Serve warm.

FOR ICING:
COMBINE
2 cups powdered sugar, 1/4 cup orange juice, 1 tablespoon grated orange peel and 1 teaspoon orange extract in medium bowl. Mix until smooth.

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