Chocolate Chip Scones

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"My husband made these for me for breakfast. They were very good! One of the things I like about them is that they have a good chocolate flavor without being too-too-chocolaty! They are very light, too. Goes nicely with morning coffee. You can make the glaze ahead of time if you like. Just warm it up before using until it is a good consistency. You can do this in either the microwave or on the stovetop."

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (109.8 g)
  • Calories 270.3
  • Total Fat - 2.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 38.8 mg
  • Sodium - 207.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 52.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.5 g
  • Sugars - 18.1 g
  • Protein - 7.3 g
  • Calcium - 72.7 mg
  • Iron - 1.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Step 2

Line an insulated cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Step 3

Mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a mixing bowl.

Step 4

Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut the butter pieces into the flour until it resembles coarse crumbs.

Step 5

Mix in the chocolate chips/chunks, whichever you are using.

Step 6

Add the buttermilk and vanilla to the flour mixture, and stir just enough to bring it together, but do not overmix.

Step 7

Sprinkle a little flour on your work surface and turn out the dough onto it.

Step 8

Knead the dough slightly (just 4-5 times), and pat the dough into a circle about 1 1/2-inches thick.

Step 9

Cut the circle into 6 pieces by first cutting it in half, and then into thirds, in wedge shapes.

Step 10

Place the scones on the parchment paper.

Step 11

Make your egg wash by beating the egg with the milk and gently brushing the tops of the scones (this helps them brown nicely).

Step 12

Bake scones in the preheated 400F oven for 20-25 minutes or until they are nicely golden.

Step 13

Allow to cool on a wire rack.

Step 14

Prepare your glaze by sifting together the confectioner's sugar, the cocoa, and salt in a small bowl.

Step 15

Stir in the vanilla and just enough of the hot water to form a thin glaze.

Step 16

If the glaze is not thin enough, simply add drops of water a few at a time, mixing well after each addition, until the glaze is as thin as you like it.

Step 17

When the scones are completely cool, drizzle the glaze over the scones (it will set and harden as it sits).

Step 18

If the glaze sets in the bowl before you get to it, you can warm in over a double boiler on the stove or heat it gently in the microwave and it will thin somewhat.

Tips & Variations

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