Versatile, easy, recipe a friend gave me. It can be changed up with different additions... she made orange with dried cranberry, which I tried...delicious! I’ve made dark chocolate chips with orange rind, which are amazing. Next I’m doing toasted almonds with orange rind. Savory would be interesting. Have fun creating your signature addition. —BerryBaby
Prepare baking sheet line with parchment paper.
Oven: 400 degrees
Batter: Sift all dry ingredients together.
Cut butter in small pieces; toss with dry ingredients
Place mixture in food processor and pulse until butter/flour look like meal.
Place back in mixing bowl, add orange rind, toss until blended.
Make a 'well' in flour, pour in buttermilk, fold until mixed. Dough will be thick, like cookie dough.
Fold in chocolate chips. Do not mix!
Scoop 1/3 c. Mounds of Mixture onto parchment lined cookie sheets.
Bake 15 minutes. 400 degree oven
Remove from oven, cool completely
Icing: sift one cup powdered sugar
Add orange rind and milk. Hand beat until smooth.
Drizzle over scones.
*If you don't have buttermilk, substitute 3/4 C. Whole milk yogurt and 1/4 C. Milk (whatever you have on hand 2%, whole milk). Mix together and add to dry ingredients. Batter will be thick like cookie dough,