Mini Strawberry Scones with Orange Glaze

Mini Strawberry Scones with Orange Glaze
Yield: 2 dozen scones Active Time 30 mins Total Time 45 mins

Ingredients

For the Scones
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold butter, diced
  • 1 cup strawberries, chopped
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbs. heavy cream
For the Orange Glaze
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange zest
  • 3 tablespoons fresh-squeezed orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl, stir together flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and sugar. Use a pastry cutter to incorporate the butter until it's in pea-size pieces.

2. Stir in strawberries, then stir in heavy cream. Gently work the dough with your hands until it holds together (it will be slightly dry). If the dough is too dry, add more cream one Tbs. at a time.

3. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface. Dust your hands with flour and gently knead a few more times. Pat into a 1/2-inch-thick rectangle. Use a 1 1/2-inch round cookie cutter to cut the dough; space the rounds 2 inches apart on the baking sheet.

4. Place baking sheets in the refrigerator for 10 minutes. Bake until golden brown, turning halfway through, about 12 minutes. Let cool.

5. Stir together all the ingredients for the icing. Drizzle it over the scones, then allow the icing to set before serving.