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Double Chocolate-Orange Scones

This is the recipe that Michelle Gauer of Spicer will be preparing this weekend in the Pillsbury Bake-Off.

Double Chocolate-Orange Scones



2 cups Pillsbury BEST all purpose flour

½ cups granulated sugar

1/3 cup Hershey's baking cocoa

2 teaspoons baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

1/3 cup cold Land O Lakes butter, cut into ½ inch pieces

¾ cup whipping cream

¼ cup Smucker's Sweet Orange Marmalade

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup Hershey's mini chips, semi-sweet chocolate

1 Tablespoon raw sugar, if desired

2 ounces Hershey's semi-sweet baking chocolate or 1/3 cup Hershy's mini chips semi-sweet chocolate

Orange Butter

½ cups Land O Lakes butter, softened

¼ cup powdered sugar

2 tablespoons Smucker's Sweet Orange Marmalade


1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Line large cookie sheet with cooking parchment papter. In a large bowl, mix flour, granulated sugar, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Cut in1/3 cup cold butter, using pastry blender or fork, until mixture looks like course crumbs.

2. In a small bowl, gently stir cream, ¼ cup marmalade and vanilla until mixed. Make a well in the center of crumb mixture; add cream mixture to well. Stire with fork until crumb mixture is moistened and dough is sticky. Gently stir in 1 cup mini chocolate chips. Form dough into a ball.

3. On well floured surface, roll or pat dough into 9-inch round, ¾ inch thick. Using knife dipped in flour, cut round into 12 wedges. Place 1 inch apart on cookie sheet. Sprinkle with raw sugar. Bake 14 to 18 minutes or until edges are set. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool 30 minutes.

4. In small microwavable bowl, microwave baking chocolate uncovered on high 30 seconds until softened; stir until smooth. Drizzle diagonally over scones.

5. In a small bowl, beat ½ cup butter and powdered sugar with fork until light and fluffy. Stir in 2 tablespoons marmalade. Serve with scones.