I love oranges and what most people don’t know is that oranges taste great all year round!! I hope you enjoy this tasty refreshing cookie all year round!

These cookies are originally Italian and they taste very good!

So what makes these cookies so good? They are buttery, soft and incredible! I love the citrus flavor in these cookies πŸ™‚ It is not overpowering yet it tastes incredible!

What parts do the ingredients play?

  • The butter helps spread the cookie as does the granulated sugar
  • The orange zest and juice provides flavor and the vanilla helps prevent any eggy flavor
  • baking powder helps with rising the cookies
  • flour helps hold the shape
  • The salt balances out the sweetness
  • The egg helps spread and rise the dough.

Every ingredient plays an important part in this recipe

How do I insure the orange flavor

I have tried citrus cookies that have no flavor. No one likes a flavorless cookie and no one likes a overpowering flavor in their cookies. This recipe balances out all of the flavors. So how can I insure flavor? Well

  1. Zest 3 large oranges
  2. measure your sugar
  3. rub your zest into your sugar until it is the texture or slightly wet sand

BOOM– Flavor guaranteed!

Why are these Scone cookies?

These cookies are scone cookies because of their texture; they are chewy, flavorful and they hold their shape if you refrigerate them. Tip: use a cookie scoop (Note: this is not an affiliate link, if you click it I make no revenue in any way) the cookie scoop creates a very nice surface when the cookies pop out, they almost look like ice cream scoops. This method makes your cookies look rustic yet professional and very tasty!

Do you have to chill?

No, you do not. If you do not chill the cookie scones will have more of a cookie shape and texture and will not be very much like a scone. This is fine if you were looking for a orange cookie. However, if you want it more like a scone (as shown in my images) then you may want to chill it for 30 minutes which also builds up flavor in your orange cookies πŸ™‚ Please do not over chill or else your may just have balls of cookie πŸ™‚ Thank you

Recipe video:

I have developed a video to help you I hope it may be of help πŸ™‚

Now you know everything about these cookies! I hope you enjoy these cookie scones:

Orange cookie scones

I love oranges and what most people don't know is that oranges taste great all year round!! I hope you enjoy this tasty refreshing cookie all year round!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
chill time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 2 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6


  • 2Β½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ΒΌ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons orange zest (the zest for three oranges or so)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract


  • Β In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the the sugar and orange zest, rubbing them together with your fingers until the zest is completely incorporated into the sugar.
  • Using an electric mixer on medium speed, cream together the butter and the orange zest-infused sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the egg and orange and mix until combined, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. Reduce the mixer speed to low and gradually add the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined.Β 
  • Chill for 30 minutes
  • Preheat oven to 350Β°F or 177Β°C and roll cookies into about 2 tbsp of dough using a cookie scoop for best results. Bake for about 10-14 minutes (12 was perfect for my cookies) on a silicon baking mat parchment paper.


Cool Ideas: If you chill this cookie dough for an hour and then scoop it with a cookie scoop it will hold its shape and look like ice cream! This would make a wonderful illusion πŸ™‚
Baking is a science please don’t add more than 1/4 of a cup of orange juice it may mess up your cookies. If you are looking for more flavor feel free to add more zest.
These cookies store well for up to a week πŸ™‚
Keyword orange cookies, orange scones
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Hello there!
I am Numnum, a baker, blogger and a well known lover of sweets!
I post recipes on my blog 1-2 times per week! You can visit my food blog at bakeeatsmilerepeat.com

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