Chocolate Chip Scones

I had a craving for scones over the weekend, so I searched through the recipes I’ve had bookmarked for a while and came across this one.  The results were excellent.  These scones are tender, and not overly sweet.  Sean and I each had one for dessert, and I plan to have them for breakfast this week as well.

Chocolate Chip Scones | A Nerd Cooks

This recipe comes from Food Librarian‘s blog.

You’ll need:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 stick butter, cold and cut into smallish cubes
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, cold
  • 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 egg, beaten

Preheat the oven to 425 F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.

In a medium-sized bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together.

Add the butter to the dry ingredients.  Using a pastry cutter, two knives, or your fingers, work the butter into the dry ingredients until the butter is the size of small peas.  (As a side note: sometimes I will put the dry ingredients in a food processor and pulse to combine. Then I’ll add the butter and pulse some more until the butter is well-incorporated and, again, the size of small peas.  This is faster but results in more cleanup).

Now add the heavy cream and chocolate chips.  Using a spatula, mix until everything is well-combined.

Turn the dough out onto a clean surface, and shape it into a disc.  Transfer the disc to the parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush the top with the beaten egg and sprinkle, pretty liberally, with sugar.  Cut the dough into eighths.

Bake 14-16 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.

Chocolate Chip Scones | A Nerd Cooks

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2 thoughts on “Chocolate Chip Scones

  1. These look so, so, so good! Of course I am on day 1 of a 5 day detox cleanse thing and can’t eat anything yummy…. now I am absolutely dying to eat one of these scones! Guess I’ll have to wait until the weekend 🙂

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