Monday, December 14, 2009

Chocolate Chip Scones

So, whoever (whomever?) said scones are like biscuits was lying. Don't get me wrong, biscuits are cool and everything, but scones are da bomb! Being the chocolate lover that I am, I especially love these chocolate chip scones. They are sweet, but not too sweet that you feel sick if you eat one for breakfast. They are the absolute best companion to coffee or hot chocolate, too! Make them today - you won't be sorry!

Before I give you the recipe, I will tell you that I use a food processor to make my scones. Usually any time a recipe calls for cold butter (scones and pie crusts mostly), I use my food processor because it just divides the butter so much better than anything I have tried, plus it's super quick and, if you recall, I have 3 small children so anything I can get done quicker is sweet!

Chocolate Chip Scones

2 cups flour
3 T. sugar
1 T. baking powder
6 T. cold butter
1/2 cup + 2 T. half and half or heavy cream (milk would work, too)
1 egg
3/4 cup chocolate chips

Preheat your oven to 400.
Put your flour, sugar, and baking powder in the food processor and pulse a few times.
Cube up the butter and add that to the processor. Pulse for about 20 seconds, until smooth.
Measure out 1/2 cup of the half and half, and crack the egg into the measuring cup.
Pour wet mixture into food processor while pulsing, until dough forms.
Throw in chocolate chips and pulse a few times until they are distributed.

Roll dough out onto a floured surface and shape into a rough circle, maybe an inch thick.
Slice into 8 tri-angular slices and arrange on a cookie sheet so that no edges touch
Take a pastry brush and brush the tops of each scone with the 2 T. half and half.
Bake for 15 or so minutes, until browned. Let cool.
Drizzle with powdered sugar icing (2 cups powdered sugar, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 2T milk - add milk by the T. until you get desired consistency). I like mine thick!



  1. I was just trying to decide what to do for my new neighbors. (I'm running out of domestic motivation...) And I think these will be perfect! :) I've already made some homemade hot chocolate mix. I believe my neighbors will be getting a sweet little breakfast treat in the morning!

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