Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Chocolate Chip Scones

Not to make excuses (although that is pretty much what this is), but I am having some serious computer issues here. Luckily it is not as bad as poor Ree at Pioneer Woman who seems to have lost BOTH her iPhone and her iPad in one weekend. I just don't know where I would be without my iPhone!

Basically my poor little Macbook is overloaded with photos and has decided to stop backing up to my external hard drive. So uploading my photos from this weekend in upstate New York is on hold, booooo! Anyone with some techie advice?


On the upside, before I left I made some chocolate chip scones and really do need to share them. Any recipe that lets me eat chocolate in the morning is a definite must in my cookbook, remember the chocolate chip coffee cake?


I was a little apprehensive to make scones, as they have had a bad reputation in my head for being stale, hard, and too dense. Not these babies, they were very fluffy and moist right out of the oven and for the few days they lasted in my pantry.

Chocolate Chip Scones

3 and 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tbsp and 1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups chocolate chips
2 cups heavy whipping cream, chilled
2 tbsp butter, melted
additional granulated sugar for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in large bowl. Add in your choice of chocolate chips and stir till combined. Stir in heavy whipping cream until flour is moistened and turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Dough will be sticky so flour your hands and knead gently until dough forms into a ball, about 2 minutes. Separate into 3 smaller balls and roll-out each ball into a 7-inch circle and cut into 8 triangles.

Transfer triangles to prepared pan, brush with melted butter, and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm or store in air-tight container.

You can also prepare these the night before, by placing triangles onto pan and wrapping in plastic wrap overnight. Remove from fridge in the morning and bake for an additional 2-3 minutes.


Thank you to
Brown Eyed Baker for a great introduction to scones!

Besides being able to make these in advance, I think the best part is how easy the recipe is. No nonsense, one bowl, one pan, woohoo! What is your favorite scone recipe? Has anyone baked lavender scones before?

17 comments:

  1. These look like chocolate studded wonders! Thank you for sharing with us despite your technical difficulties.

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  2. oh they look great! I want those :)

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  3. These chocolate scones look delightful! I doubt they would last long in our house :o) My favorite scone is a cranberry/orange scone from the barefoot contessa Ina Garten. They are amazing!

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  4. Chocolate for breakfast---you're a lady after my own heart!

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  5. Great looking scones, I love chocolate chip ones.

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  6. I doubt those scones would even have a chance to cool down completely before my hungry hordes would devour them. They look great.

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  7. My girls would love these! Anything with chocolate chips is a hit for them! Yours look amazing!

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  8. Chocolate for breakfast? You're my kinda gal...saving!

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  9. This reminds me that I should delete bad photos as I go...
    Scone look so good!!!! We love choc chip anything

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  10. YUM! Chocolate is a GREAT way to liven up scones. Well done!

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  11. Chocolate scones for the breakfast...mmm...doesn't that sound heavenly? :-)

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  12. Choc chip scones! Look so good! I love devouring something sweet as well in the morning when there are some available :)

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  13. I just love something sweet for breakfast, and these will definitely fit the bill! Thanks for the recipe, Debbie. I'll be trying these soon!

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  14. These scones look delicious... of course, I love anything with chocolate in it! Never made scones before, but you make it look easy! Congrats on making the Top 9!

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  15. I am sorry to hear about your computer issues, I hope you get them straightened out soon! But in the meantime, pass over a few of those gorgeous scones! I would love to have one with my coffee in the morning!

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  16. Homemade scones are so delicious and really simple to make. Can't go wrong with chocolate chip!

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  17. The simplicity of this draws me in. I have not done a lot of baking, but you've inspired me to move beyond plain biscuits. Let's hear it for chocolate chips!

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