Orange Cream Scones

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Ingredients
Scones
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tbsp orange zest, about the zest of 1 large orange
  • 1/2 cup cubed butter, cold
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream, plus more for brushing
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Glaze
  • 3 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1-1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tsp orange zest (optional–it makes the glaze extra orange-flavored!)

 

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or spray with cooking oil).
  2. Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and orange zest. Cut in cold butter with a pastry cutter and mix the dough until the butter is about the size of peas and the dough resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. In a small bowl, egg, sour cream, heavy cream, and vanilla extract. Mix with dry ingredients, and stir until just combined.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface, and pat into a 1″ thick circle. Cut into 8 triangles.
  5. Brush the tops of each scone with a little bit of heavy cream, and bake for 15-16 minutes, or until scones are golden brown.
  6. While the scones are cooling, mix together melted butter, powdered sugar (starting with 1 cup), vanilla extract, orange juice, and orange zest. If the glaze seems too thin, add in the last 1/2 cup of powdered sugar.
  7. Pour the glaze over the scones and enjoy!

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