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Chocolate Chip Scones

Chocolate Chip Scones are an irresistible breakfast treat that are tender and flaky, are super easy to make. They are made with flour, sugar, baking powder, butter, buttermilk, and chocolate chips.

Chocolate Chip Scones

Scones used to be one of those pastries that I never made at home. I only bough them at bakeries. They seemed mysterious and that they'd be difficult to make. It turns out, they really are not at all! I've made many scone recipes, like Raspberry Scones, Banana Scones, and Strawberry Lemon Scones, and these Chocolate Chip Scones are my newest obsession!

Over the years of making scones, I've found some tips and tricks to making the absolute best tender scones, and these Chocolate Chip Scones are one of my favorites. I mean, who can resist chocolate for breakfast?! If you are a fan of chocolate chip cookies, you are going to love these chocolate chip scones!

Chocolate Chip Scones

Ingredients in Chocolate Chip Scone Recipe

Flour - I always use unbleached all-purpose flour in my baking.

White Sugar - white granulated sugar is used in these scones with chocolate chips.

Baking Powder and Salt - baking powder is a common ingredient in scones, and is used for leavening the scones.

Butter - cold, unsalted butter is used for these scones.

Buttermilk - buttermilk adds a tenderness to the dough of this scones recipe.

Vanilla Extract - a little bit of pure vanilla extract is used to give the warm vanilla flavor.

Chocolate Chips - I use semi-sweet chocolate chips. Mini chocolate chips also work well, as does milk chocolate or dark chocolate chips.

Milk - the scones are brushed with milk before baking to get them golden brown. You could also use heavy cream for this.

Chocolate Chip Scones

How to Make Chocolate Chip Scones

Chocolate Chip Scones are super easy to make - they're much more impressive looking than they are!

Mix the Dry Ingredients. To start, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.

Grate the Butter. Using a vegetable grater, grate the butter into the flour mixture.

Combine flour and butter. Work the butter into the flour mixture with a pastry cutter or your fingers, until the mixture resembles pea-sized clumps.

Add Wet Ingredients. Add the buttermilk and vanilla and stir into the flour mixture until just combined. Be careful not to overmix, as this could lead to dense and tough scones.

Shape into a Circle. Transfer the mixture to a floured surface and form into a 8-9" disc shape. Cut the circle into 8 wedges and then place them on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

Bake. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 18-20 minutes, until slightly golden. Cool and enjoy!

Chocolate Chip Scones

Chocolate Chip Scones Tips and Variations

Grate the butter. My number one tip for making scones is to freeze the butter and then grate it with a vegetable grater. It makes the butter much easier to incorporate into the flour mixture, and for me it feels easier than dicing the butter!

Eggs in Scones. Sometimes you will find an egg in a scone recipe, but I prefer scones without eggs, as it makes a flakier scone.

Use Fresh Baking Powder. Check your expiration date of your baking powder to make sure you have the best results! Baking powder should be less than a year old and will fizz immediately in hot water.

Don't Over Mix. Be careful not to overman the dough, as it will create a tough texture in the scones.

Storage. Store leftover scones in an airtight container in the fridge for 4-5 days or on the counter for 2-3 days.

Freeze. You can definitely freeze these scones after they are baked. Place them in an airtight container and place them in the freeze for up to 3 months. Pull them out of the freezer and microwave for 15-30 seconds to heat them up a bit for an easy breakfast.

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Chocolate Chip Scones

Chocolate Chips Scones are an irresistible breakfast treat that are super easy to make. They are made with flour, sugar, baking powder, butter, buttermilk, and chocolate chips.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8 scones
Calories: 422kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoon unsalted butter, cold
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoon milk
  • additional granulated sugar, for topping

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt, and whisk well to combine.
  • Using a cheese grater, grate the butter into the flour mixture and then combine the butter and flour together. You can do this using a pastry cutter or your fingers. Note: if you don't have a cheese grater, you can just cut the cold butter into small cubes.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Add the buttermilk and vanilla extract, and stir until just combined, being careful not to overmix.
  • Transfer to a floured surface and knead into an 8-9" circle.
  • Cut the circle into 8 wedges. First cut the circle in half and then cut each half into four wedges.
  • Place onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet, keeping at least ½" between each scone.
  • Brush each scone with milk and then sprinkle with sugar.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, until slightly golden and baked through.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Grate the butter. My number one tip for making scones is to freeze the butter and then grate it with a vegetable grater. It makes the butter much easier to incorporate into the flour mixture, and for me it feels easier than dicing the butter!
Eggs in Scones. Sometimes you will find an egg in a scone recipe, but I prefer scones without eggs, as it makes a flakier scone.
Use Fresh Baking Powder. Check your expiration date of your baking powder to make sure you have the best results! Baking powder should be less than a year old and will fizz immediately in hot water.
Don't Over Mix. Be careful not to overman the dough, as it will create a tough texture in the scones.
Storage. Store leftover scones in an airtight container in the fridge for 4-5 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 422kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 174mg | Potassium: 307mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 3mg
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