Glazed Orange Scones

Made these for my co-worker Dummy aka Melissa for her Birthday!

Recipe Adapted from http://www.mybakingaddiction.com/

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 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
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Directions:

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

3. Grate butter
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into flour mixture
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on the large holes of a box grater; use your fingers to work in the butter until the mixture resembles  coarse meal.
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4. In a small bowl, whisk the sour cream
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and egg
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until smooth.
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5. Using a fork, stir sour cream mixture into flour mixture
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will come together.
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6. Place on a lightly floured surface and pat into a 7-inch circle about 3/4-inch thick.
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Use a sharp knife to cut into 8 triangles;
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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.
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7. In a medium bowl, prepare the glaze by mixing together the melted butter,
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confectioners’ sugar,
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vanilla
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and orange juice.
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Whisk until smooth.
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Dip the top of the scones into the glaze
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and allow the glaze to harden.
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At this point, you can leave them as is or go for the double dip. I glazed my scones twice.

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Notes: scones store well in an airtight container for up to two days.

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