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Orange and chocolate chip scone receipe from no diets allowed

Best Scones with Buttermilk

These are the best buttermilk scones! They are bursting with orange and chocolate and perfect for anytime of the day!
Author Lisa



  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar plus extra for sprinkling on top
  • 2 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup cold butter
  • orange peel from one orange
  • 1 cup buttermilk plus more for brushing on top
  • 1 tsp orange extract
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips

Easy Glaze (optional)

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ tbs milk


  1. Preheat oven to 400˚ and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium sized bowl.
  3. Cut in the butter. You can use a fork or your hands! You want the dough to be somewhat clumpy/sandy.
  4. Mix in the orange peel.
  5. Add the buttermilk and orange extract and mix until fully combined.
  6. Add chocolate chips to dough and mix until evenly distributed.
  7. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and roll out. You can cut the scones into any shapes you want, but I opted for wedge shapes. To get the wedge shapes I separted my dough into three balls, flattened each ball into a ~5in circle and then cut them into four wedges.
  8. Place scones on lined baking sheet. Brush each scone with buttermilk and sprinkle a little sugar on each one.
  9. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown.
  10. 10. While baking mix together the powdered sugar and milk to make the glaze. You can add more or less powdered sugar or milk to get the thickness you prefer.
  11. 11. Drizzle with glaze when the scones are done- even though they are good enough to eat with it!
  12. 12. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Taste of Home Cranberry Buttermilk Scones