Orange Scones with Coconut Orange Glaze

Orange Scones that are guaranteed to brighten up gloomy spring days. A tropical twist on the traditional scones, these combine two of my favorite flavors, orange and coconut. I have tried several types of scones on my blog and I have to say that these maybe one of my favorites! They are super moist and tender and pack a punch of tropical flavors. You can even freeze a few and pop them into the oven to have freshly baked scones on a busy weekday morning. Just freeze on a baking sheet until firm, tightly wrap in plastic wrap and place in a ziploc freezer bag. When you are ready to bake just pop them into the oven straight from the freezer. No need to thaw, just add a few more minutes to the baking time. If you love tropical flavors like I do, this scone is sure to please! :)

Orange Scones with Coconut Orange Glaze

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For the Scones:

  • 3 cups unbleached flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup half and half
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • zest of 1 orange

For the Topping:

  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar

For the Coconut Orange Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon coconut extract

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with fit the paddle attachment, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Add the butter and toss with a fork to coat with the flour mixture. Mix on medium-low speed until the texture resembles coarse cornmeal, with the butter pieces no larger than small peas.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, half-and-half, orange juice and orange zest. Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients, and form the dough into a ball.
  4. Transfer the dough to a counter top and shape into an 8-inch circle.
  5. With a sharp knife or pizza wheel, cut the dough into 8 wedges.
  6. Place wedges on prepared baking sheet and brush scones lightly with orange juice; sprinkle with sugar.
  7. Bake for 14-16 minutes, or until light brown. Place on wire rack to cool.
  8. While the scones are cooling, make the powdered sugar glaze by mixing the powdered sugar and orange juice together until smooth. When scones are cool, Drizzle over each scone and allow to dry before serving.

Source: adapted from Sugar Crafter

20 Responses to “Orange Scones with Coconut Orange Glaze”

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    Anita Menon — April 9, 2011 @ 12:54 pm

    beautiful looking scones, these. yummmm

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    Sanjeeta kk — April 9, 2011 @ 1:03 pm

    Gorgeous and a perfect treat for the mornings!

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    Lucie — April 9, 2011 @ 1:29 pm

    They sound like a perfect start to a sunny day :)

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    Peggy — April 9, 2011 @ 1:43 pm

    So many delicious treats lately! It’s so hard to choose what to make! =)

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    Ellie — April 9, 2011 @ 2:57 pm

    Mmmm why is citrus flavored stuff sooo good?! great recipe!!

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    Rufus' Food and Spirit Guide — April 9, 2011 @ 4:59 pm

    Yum! Looks really tasty.

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    This Italian Family — April 9, 2011 @ 5:11 pm

    Ooh so pretty :)

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    Caroline — April 9, 2011 @ 5:42 pm

    These looks spectacular–and great photos!

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    Jenny — April 9, 2011 @ 6:48 pm

    Wow those are mouth watering! :D

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    The Food Hound — April 9, 2011 @ 11:17 pm

    Of course these are perfect! Of course they are! Orange + coconut = heaven!

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    Meg's Everyday Indulgence — April 9, 2011 @ 11:44 pm

    Orange scones are my favorite! And you just can’t go wrong adding coconut! Yum!

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    what katie's baking — April 10, 2011 @ 1:51 am

    shoot me now, these look awesome.
    coconut+orange is such a great combo!! great idea with these.

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    Maris (In Good Taste) — April 10, 2011 @ 8:15 am

    Oh yes, please! These look fabulous!

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    Katie @ This Chick Cooks — April 10, 2011 @ 9:07 am

    These look delicious and I love your photos!

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    shaz — April 10, 2011 @ 10:48 am

    Hi there. you got a lovely blog. Very inspiring. I added your blog to my blogroll. I hope you don’t mind. Thanks for sharing all these lovely recipes!

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    crustabakes — April 10, 2011 @ 10:56 am

    Thats a great idea on freezing scones and reheating them later! you scones look gorgeous. Orange and coocnut sound like a winning combination

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    Tracy — April 11, 2011 @ 9:34 am

    Your scones look gorgeous – much prettier than mine! I’m so glad you enjoyed them! :-)

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    Junia @ Mis Pensamientos — April 11, 2011 @ 10:07 am

    love the citrus combo with the scone! :D

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    Sara — April 12, 2011 @ 10:11 am

    These look so flaky and light – the orange flavoring sounds so refreshing!

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