Chocolate Chip Scones are absolutely the best thing to have for a quick breakfast or just as a sweet snack! To be honest, my mom and I almost always have a chocolate chip scone with our coffee for breakfast when we’re at Disney. It really kicks the day off right!
I’m not going to lie, these scones are 10x better than the dry, overpriced scones that Starbucks sells. This recipe has been very well tested, and all of our friends love them! It actually took about three tries to get these scones perfect. We might’ve forgotten some important ingredients the first time we made these… Oops!
I promise we actually got everything you need in the recipe to make these delicious scones! The best part is that they’re great on their own; but add if you add our chocolate ganache as a drizzle, it becomes absolute heaven with a cup of coffee or tea or with a glass of milk!
How do I make chocolate chip scones?
Very gently. Scones are just as finicky as biscuits. If you overwork them, you’ll wind up having to cut them with a chain saw! The best way we’ve found is to use the same care we do with our biscuit dough. Gently toss the flour and butter together. Toss the chocolate chips in with the same amount of care. Add the wet ingredients and almost fold them together just until they are combined. You never wanna over mix! Trust me, I know how tempting it is to mix until everything is smooth and perfect (that was the second batch), but that is not the best thing to do with scones.
Once the wet and dry ingredients are combined, roll the dough out in a circle on a heavily floured surface to about a 1/2-inch thick. Use a pizza cutter or a sharp knife to cut the dough into wedges. You will have some excess flour on your dough and on the parchment. If you don’t want burned flour, just use a pastry brush and gently wipe away the flour.
The next thing is to transfer them to a baking pan lined with clean parchment and place them in the oven. In about 20 minutes, you’ll have delicious chocolate chip scones!
Can scones be frozen?
Absolutely! If you need to make them ahead of time, go ahead! These scones freeze and reheat wonderfully. Just a few seconds in the microwave (or a steam convection oven), and they come out just as good as the day they were baked.
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Chocolate Chip Scones
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ + 1/8 teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup sugar
- ½ cup unsalted butter
- 2 large eggs
- ¾ cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Mix eggs, heavy cream, and vanilla. Set aside.
- Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
- Grate in butter.
- Toss lightly with flour mixture.
- Gently mix in chocolate chips.
- Add cream mixture and fold gently into flour mixture (just enough to dampen dry ingredients).
- Turn dough out on a heavily floured surface, sprinkle the top with flour, and roll out in a circle.
- Cut into eight wedges.
- With a pastry brush, brush off any excess flour on your scones.
- Set scones on a parchment-lined baking pan and bake for 20 minutes or until light golden color.
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