These scrumptious scones will make you feel like you're Queen for a day! The chocolate chips make them very tasty but the orange juice makes them special. Make sure butter is well chilled to produce the flakiest texture possible. Serve with clotted cream or lemon curd.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.

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  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. With a pastry blender or a large fork, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the chocolate chips. Mix in the orange juice to form a dough.

  • Turn out the dough on a floured surface. Pat or roll into a 9 inch circle about 1/2 inch thick. With a 2 1/2 inch fluted biscuit cutter, cut out 12 scones, pushing the dough scraps together for the last few, if necessary. Transfer the scones to the baking sheet.

  • Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 12 minutes. Move to wire racks to cool.

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Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

167 calories; 2.3 g protein; 24.6 g carbohydrates; 12.7 mg cholesterol; 180 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2003
This is a SUPERB recipe! I made the suggested changes of adding 8Tb OJ and 8Tb butter and orange zest from 1/2 an orange...and instead of using a biscuit cutter, I just flattened the dough to 3/4" instead of a 1/2" and cut into triangles. I ended up with 8 good sized scones so I increased the baking time by 3-4 minutes. They were awesome tasting- the zest really brings up the orange taste up a notch. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/20/2009
To me a traditional english scone is a little more flakey than this was. This had a funny texture more like a cake/cookie- I really think the odd texture came from the addition of extra orange juice. The mixture was very dry before adding the extra juice so perhaps you could add extra butter instead to give it a better texture? It was good enough but I wouldn't classify it as a scone & I certainly wouldn't serve it to royalty lol. I probably won't make this again Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2003
This is a SUPERB recipe! I made the suggested changes of adding 8Tb OJ and 8Tb butter and orange zest from 1/2 an orange...and instead of using a biscuit cutter, I just flattened the dough to 3/4" instead of a 1/2" and cut into triangles. I ended up with 8 good sized scones so I increased the baking time by 3-4 minutes. They were awesome tasting- the zest really brings up the orange taste up a notch. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2003
This is a SUPERB recipe! I made the suggested changes of adding 8Tb OJ and 8Tb butter and orange zest from 1/2 an orange...and instead of using a biscuit cutter, I just flattened the dough to 3/4" instead of a 1/2" and cut into triangles. I ended up with 8 good sized scones so I increased the baking time by 3-4 minutes. They were awesome tasting- the zest really brings up the orange taste up a notch. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
Yummy!! Like everyone else I had to use way more orange juice (I didn't keep track of how much just kept adding until it seemed right). I also used chocolate chunks and it ended up tasting just the chocolate scones at Starbucks. Now I can save my 1.50 and just make them at home - thanks!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
Delish!!! (Just keep adding OJ little by little until it forms a dough.) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2003
Quite good.I didn't add more OJ to the mix, but I did add an additional 2 T of butter. I pack and form mine by hand (no pin, no cutter), so the dough is plenty moist for my liking. Try it this way if you like a more traditional (drier - more bisuit than muffin, but not a cookie) scone. They do a wonderful job of soaking up coffee or tea. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2003
Very flavorful and sweet compared to many scone recipes I've tried. It's great for the sweet tooth almost more like a chocolate chip bread than a scone. I used 1/2 c. orange juice and I also mixed an egg with the milk because the dough was quite dry. Also sprinkled coarse sugar on top. Sweet-crazy coworkers loved it - thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
I also used 8TBS of OJ and the scones turned out great! Next time I will try cranberries for a festive holiday scone. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
I absolutely loved these scones! They tasted wonderful. I also added more orange juice (about 8 more tablespoons) because the dough was a little dry. I also added a few more tablespoons of butter. It was very delicious. Thank you Holly! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/20/2009
To me a traditional english scone is a little more flakey than this was. This had a funny texture more like a cake/cookie- I really think the odd texture came from the addition of extra orange juice. The mixture was very dry before adding the extra juice so perhaps you could add extra butter instead to give it a better texture? It was good enough but I wouldn't classify it as a scone & I certainly wouldn't serve it to royalty lol. I probably won't make this again Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
These were amazing! I substituted a dried fruit mix for the chips and they turned out great! They were gobbled up right away and I've been asked to make more. Thank you for this wonderfully easy and delicious recipe! (do need to add more oj though) Read More
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