This scone recipe is one that you will go back to time and time again!
SCONES. Love ’em or Leave ’em? That is the question. For me scones have lived in the “leave ’em” category my entire life. Oh, I’ve tried them but in the end have always been left disappointed. To me they were always bland, dry, boring and definitely not worth the calories. That is until a year ago when these delectable morsels of pure HEAVENLY GOODNESS entered my life and now I am happy to report that these scones have entered the “love ’em” category. Actually, it’s more like “love ’em, can’t get enough, make them ALL THE TIME, adding them to my neighbor Christmas goodie tray” category. YEP, they are that GOOD!
Other plus factors about this scone recipe, are they are quick and easy to throw together, they are extremely versatile and they can be made to your liking of flavor and size.
Points all the way around!
Chocolate Chip Scone Recipe
- 2 cups flour
- 2 TBSP sugar
- 1 TBSP baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 5 TBSP cold, hard, butter, grated
- 1/2+ cup mini or regular chocolate chips, or dried or fresh fruit
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- *1-2 tsp almond extract
- 1 TBSP melted butter
- 2 TBSP heavy cream
- *if using dried or fresh fruit substitute almond extract with lemon or orange juice (fresh squeezed or bottle) and add zest of half lemon/orange, optional
(OTHER SUGGESTED SCONE FLAVOR COMBINATIONS):
- dried/fresh cranberries with orange or lemon icing
- poppyseed with almond or lemon icing
- chocolate chips with orange or lemon icing
- blueberries with lemon icing
- raspberries with lemon icing
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
- In large mixing bowl, mix together dry ingredients.
- Add cold, grated butter and toss until dry ingredients are well coated.
- Gently fold in chocolate chips or fruit then pour in cream and mix until just incorporated. Be sure to mix all the way down to the bottom of the bowl making sure to get all the dry ingredients. Depending on temperature, climate upon where you live and time of year, you may need to add drizzles of cream as needed to blend into dry mixture. Keep in my that it’s okay to have a few dry patches throughout the dough as it will come together when you form the scones.
- Once dough is ready, begin forming scones and placing them on a Silpat, baking stone or lightly greased baking sheet (whatever you have). This is where you decide how big or how small you want your scones to be. I always double the recipe and make them into smaller scones but feel free to follow the single recipe as is and make them larger. It’s all up to you! Just form scones away to your hearts desire.
- Bake for 13 minutes or until very light golden brown (do not over bake).
- While scones are in the oven mix together the icing ingredients (bowl and fork work great for this).
- When scones are done baking remove from oven and drizzle (or douse like I do) while still hot.
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