Glazed Orange Scones

by Jamie on August 22, 2012

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Every year at this time, I have a pretty major freak out session. If you’ve read MBA for any length of time, you know that I’m a full-time middle school teacher. And at the start of every school year I panic because I have no idea how I possibly managed to maintain a classroom, blog, personal relationships and a household the previous year.

Inevitably, a few days later I calm down, Brian stops trying to slip Xanax into my water, and my friends realize that despite the fact that I’m a typically a well-oiled machine, I too can come undone. The calming stage usually happens after a good crying/whining/baking session. So this weekend as I was making a mental list of things I’d never be able to do again such as sleep, watch tv, shop or take pictures in good light, I decided to bury my hands into some dough.

The very first scone I ever ate was a glazed orange scone from Panera and I’ve been smitten with scones ever since then. In my opinion, they’re the perfect balance between biscuits and cake – I mean is it possible to go wrong with that textural combination? I think not.

These orange scones are especially flavorful and tangy thanks to the addition of sour cream. More specifically, the delicious lactose free sour cream made by Green Valley Organics. I was recently reacquainted Green Valley Organics and Redwood Hill Farm when I attended the Big Summer Potluck.

We’re not particularly lactose free in our household, but lactose free products tend to last longer before going bad (Hooray – grocery shopping less often for me!), and this inspired Dairy Duo have a motto I can get behind: “Peace. Love. Dairy.” Not only are all the products from GVO certified organic, products from both GVO and Redwood Hill Farm are certified Humane too.

What does this mean? It means the animals behind Green Valley Organics and Redwood Hill Farm “have ample space, shelter and gentle handling. They receive plenty of fresh water and a healthy diet free of antibiotics or hormones. And they will live and behave naturally, free of cages, crates or tie-stalls”.

Now – who wants to skip school with me and go meet a cow? ‘Cus I would be down with that right about now. Or we could just enjoy these Glazed Orange Scones together, solid in the knowledge that the sour cream they’re made from is some of the best you can find.

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Glazed Orange Scones

August 22nd, 2012

Yield: 8 scones

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time:


For the Scones

1/3 cup sugar
zest of two medium oranges
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, frozen
1/2 cup Green Valley Organics Lactose Free Sour Cream
1 large egg

For the Glaze

3 tablespoons unsalted butter; melted
1 cup confectioners’ sugar; sifted
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice


1. Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. In a medium bowl, combine sugar and orange zest; mix with your fingertips until the sugar is moistened and fragrant. Add in the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and mix until combined.

3. Grate butter into flour mixture on the large holes of a box grater; use your fingers to work in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse meal.

4. In a small bowl, whisk the sour cream and egg until smooth.

5. Using a fork, stir sour cream mixture into flour mixture until large dough clumps form. Use your hands to press the dough against the bowl into a ball. The dough will be sticky first, but as you press, the dough will come together.

6. Place on a lightly floured surface and pat into a 7-inch circle about 3/4-inch thick. Use a sharp knife to cut into 8 triangles; place on prepared baking sheet, about 1 inch apart. Bake until golden, about 15 to 17 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes and prepare the glaze.

7. In a medium bowl, prepare the glaze by mixing together the melted butter, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla and orange juice. Whisk until smooth. Dip the top of the scones into the glaze and allow the glaze to harden. At this point, you can leave them as is or go for the double dip. I glazed my scones twice.


-Scones store well in an airtight container for up to two days.

My Baking Addiction adapted from Pam Anderson via All Recipes.


This is a sponsored post written by My Baking Addiction on behalf of Green Valley Organics and Redwood Hill Farm. The views and opinions expressed on My Baking Addiction are purely my own.

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{ 83 comments… read them below or add one }

avatar 2goldens August 25, 2013 at 12:56 pm

Absolutely deeeeeee-lish! I double dipped mine in the glaze.


avatar Jamie August 28, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Yum, good idea double dipping! Have a fantastic day and thank you for following MBA!



avatar Ashley November 16, 2013 at 3:29 pm

Can you use regular sour cream not lactose free?


avatar Jamie January 10, 2014 at 6:48 pm

Ashley, yes, you can. There’s no textural difference between regular sour cream and lactose free sour cream.
- Jamie


avatar Erika November 28, 2013 at 10:47 pm

I made these scones yesterday morning and they turned out fantastic! My family absolutely loved them!! They taste even better the next day! Will make again for sure! :)


avatar Jamie December 4, 2013 at 4:41 pm


Thank you so much! It’s great to hear that you and your family enjoyed the recipe! Happy holidays and thank you for following MBA!



avatar Karen Brandow December 11, 2013 at 6:02 pm

These are sooo yummie!! I am fighting with myself to save some for my Grandchildren’s snack after school. Best scones I have made.


avatar Josie January 4, 2014 at 12:38 am

Made this tonight to thank a neighbor that shoveled my walkway. Whoa! Too good to not keep for myself. I’ll have to make him something else because I don’t trust myself with a second batch. And for the record, these are BETTER then the Panera scones I’m addicted to.


avatar Jamie January 7, 2014 at 10:54 am


Haha…that’s so funny! Thank you so much for stopping back to let us know that you enjoyed the recipe. Have a fantastic day!



avatar Mary G. Macuga January 8, 2014 at 3:12 pm

I would like to use plain greek yogurt in place of the sour cream. can I do this? I know I can replace the greek yogurt with the sour cream in most other recipes, what do you think??
Thank You,

Mary G. Macuga


avatar Jamie January 10, 2014 at 11:12 am

Mary, you should be able to sub in Greek yogurt for the sour cream without issue.
- Jamie


avatar Tara January 11, 2014 at 9:38 pm

I made these with lemon zest and fresh vanilla bean, in both the scones and frosting. Oh. My.Word! Delish! Only now did I realize used twice as much butter. I misread 8 Tablespoons for 8 oz. Oh well, they were fab!


avatar Nichole January 15, 2014 at 6:35 pm

These are so delicious! The concensus in my husband’s office was that they were the best scones anyone had ever had.


avatar Stephanie January 20, 2014 at 10:26 pm

Oh my goodness, these are sooooooo yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe!


avatar Suzanne February 5, 2014 at 9:02 pm

These are fabulous! I’ve made them twice now! I can get over how moist they are. So often scones are dry…not these! They are perfection!


avatar lisa carriere February 22, 2014 at 12:28 pm

I’ve recently fallen in love with Panera’s orange scones as well. So happy to have found your recipe! Haven’t made them yet, but from the other comments posted..I won’t be disappi.


avatar Mary February 23, 2014 at 12:04 pm

These are wonderful! I love Panera orange scones and this is a perfect recipe. Thank you! I live in NM, it’s very dry here so I had to add a splash of milk to the dough. Other than that it was amazing!


avatar Tania February 24, 2014 at 9:26 am

I was tasked with making scones for a bridal shower in April for ~60 people. I have never made scones before and this was the first recipe I made as a trial. I brought them into work and everyone loved them! They were really easy to make and did not dry out at all. I will definitely be making these for the shower. I may try with lemon instead or orange next time!


avatar Estera April 16, 2014 at 10:04 pm

My sister recommend this recipe. She said she made it a few times and everyone that tasted/ ate them loved them.

I just made them myself and I agree!!! The are delish!! Thank you


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