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Chocolate Chip Scones

These Soft And Tender Scones Are Dotted With Chocolate Chips And Will Remind You Of A Chocolate Chip Cookie! One Of Our Favorite Treats To Enjoy For Breakfast, Brunch, Or Dessert!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keywords chocolate chip scones, scone recipe, scones
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 494 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter cut into pieces
  • 1 cup cold heavy cream plus 2 tablespoons
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • Turbinado sugar for sprinkling on scones

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together 1 cup of the heavy cream, egg, and vanilla extract.
  4. Add the pieces of cold butter to the dry ingredients and lightly toss until all of the pieces are coated. Using a pastry cutter or your fingers, quickly cut the butter into the flour mixture until the mixture is pebbly. You want there to still be little chunks of butter, about pea size. Don't over mix.
  5. Pour the cream mixture over the dry ingredients and use a fork to gently stir together. Don't over stir, the mixture will be wet and sticky. Stir in the chocolate chips. Still in the bowl, knead the dough a few times until the dough comes together.
  6. Place the scone dough on a lightly floured surface. Gently pat and shape the dough into a 3/4-1-inch thick circle. Use a sharp knife to cut the scones into 8 even triangles. Place the scones on the prepared baking sheet and brush with the remaining heavy cream. Sprinkle the scones generously with turbinado sugar. If the scones are soft and have heated up too much, place the baking sheet with the scones in the freezer for 15-20 minutes before baking. I usually do this just to be safe.
  7. When ready to bake, place the baking sheet in the oven, on the middle rack, an bake for 17-22 minutes or until the tops and edges are golden brown and the scones are set but still slightly soft in the center. Remove from the oven and let the scones cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire cooling rack and cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Chip Scones
Amount Per Serving (8 g)
Calories 494 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 15g75%
Cholesterol 87mg29%
Sodium 323mg13%
Potassium 232mg7%
Carbohydrates 59g20%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 780IU16%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 128mg13%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.