Chocolate Chunk Scones with Orange

five scones on wire cooling rack with big chocolate chips and coarse sugar

Tender and sweet classic scones studded with chocolate chunks and lightly flavored with orange zest.




  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees with rack in the center.
  2. Combine all the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking power, and salt) in in a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a large food processor, fitted with the chopping blade.
  3. Add the butter and combine into the flour either with a pastry cutter or by pulsing the food processor.  The pieces of butter should be pea-sized.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and cream together until well combined.  If you were using the food processor to combine the flour and butter, transfer it to a large mixing bowl.  Then slowly add the cream and egg mixture, and stir until just combined.  Add the chocolate chunks and orange zest and gently stir.  Try to mix as little as possible.
  5. Turn dough out and gently shape into a 7-8 inch circle.  Cut into 6 equal triangular pieces.  Place on parchment-lined baking sheet.  For best results, chill the triangles 15 minutes before baking.  Bake for 15-18 minutes.


Keep everything cold for best success.  You can pre-chill the ingredients or chill the dough before baking.

If your scones are still flat, try baking them almost touching each other on the baking sheet.  It may take a few extra minutes of baking time, but being near each other helps them rise higher.

Make sure your baking powder is very fresh!

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