Orange Cream Scones

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I love scones and I wanted to make some with a light orange flavor. I found a great recipe to start with and then got a little creative. The original recipe calls for sour cream and I decided to replace the sour cream with an orange cream yogurt. I also added orange extract and the zest of one orange. This time around I used a round cookie cutter instead of cutting into triangles. I sprinkled them with sanding sugar and later added an orange glaze. They turned out light, fluffy, and had a great orange flavor. Enjoy with a hot cup of tea or coffee. Next time I may add mini chocolate chips ;-) .

Orange Cream Scones
adapted from Allrecipes-Simple Scones

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut and frozen
1 egg
1/2 cup orange cream yogurt
1/4 tsp orange extract
Zest of one orange

Orange Glaze

1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon fresh orange juice

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in food processor. Add frozen butter and process until butter is combined and resembles coarse meal. In small bowl combine, egg, yogurt, orange extract, and zest from one orange. Add to food processor and pulse until dough forms a ball. Remove to a lightly floured surface and pat into a 3/4 inch thick circle. Sprinkle with sugar and cut into 8 triangles (I used a cookie cutter this time to make round scones). Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper about 1 inch apart. Bake until golden, about 15-17 minutes. After they cooled I added an orange glaze to liven them up a bit.

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