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orange scones with white chocolate chips in a black patterned basket.

Orange Scones with White Chocolate Chips

Kate Shungu
These mini scones are the perfect combination of buttery, crumbly, and sweet!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 50 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Total Time 1 hr 8 mins
Course Brunch, Snack
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 16 mini scones
Calories 296 kcal


  • 3 cups flour
  • 6 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup sugar, plus more for sprinkling on top
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, cold
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 eggs, divided
  • cups white chocolate chips, divided
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest (from approximately 2 navel oranges)


  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  • Slice the cold butter into cubes. Add the butter to the flour mixture. Using your fingers, work the butter into the flour until you have small lumps of butter throughout.
  • Add 1 cup white chocolate chips and the orange zest. Stir to combine.
  • Whisk one egg into the heavy cream. Pour liquid into the flour and butter mixture. Mix with a spatula to combine.
  • Turn the dough out onto a clean work surface. Divide the dough in half. Shape each half into a circle, approximately 5 inches in diameter and ¾ inches tall.
  • Cut each circle into 8 wedges. Place the 16 wedges on a baking sheet. Freeze for 30 minutes (this will ensure that the scones rise nicely).
  • Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Beat the other egg in a small bowl. Brush the tops of the scones with the egg wash.
  • Press the remaining ¼ cup white chocolate chips into the tops of the scones.
  • Sprinkle each scone with a half teaspoon of granulated sugar.
  • Bake for 15–18 minutes, or until the tops of the scones are golden brown. Serve with coffee or tea.


Take care not to overmix the dough, which can result in hard scones. 
You can replace the white chocolate chips with semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips. You can also add ½ cup dried cranberries along with the white chocolate chips. 


Serving: 1sconeCalories: 296kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 4gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 332mgPotassium: 84mgFiber: 1gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 430IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 134mgIron: 1mg
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