Chocolate Chip Scones
I love that these chocolate chip scones strike the right balance of having just the right amount of chocolate goodness without being too sweet for a breakfast treat. It’s not the type of goodie that will keep long, but that shouldn’t matter. If your family is anything like mine, it will be long gone before then.
Chocolate Chip Scones. Could we call them the child of a chocolate chip cookie and a buttery biscuit? They’re so delicious, but also a socially acceptable breakfast or snack, and I love that for all of us.
This post first appeared October 28, 2012 as part of the Simple Sundays series. I hope you enjoy this favorite from my kitchen!
It was one of those weeks. You know, the kind where you are juggling many balls in the air, tethered to your calendar and your phone, and all you can think is I just need to get past Friday.
Well, Friday did arrive and I gave myself permission to ignore my emails. The weekend was still very busy, but it was occupied with the things I wanted to do. Like clean the kitchen. Watch my children play at the school carnival. Eat cotton candy. Wine taste with my husband and dear friends. And bake these Chocolate Chip Scones.
Chocolate Chip Scones
Baking these chocolate chip scones was my Saturday morning, my indulgence. My hands worked the sticky dough into a promising disk, and it was the type of busy work I wish I could indulge in every morning. I hope you find time for you this weekend. Pamper yourself. Hopefully, it will involve these scones.
Scones first originated in Scotland, and people around the world have been putting their own style on them ever since. I love how a scone can carry many flavors and have experimented with many varieties both sweet and savory in my own kitchen!
Sweet Scone Recipes
Pumpkin Cornmeal Scones
Cherry Nutella Scones
Meyer Lemon Ricotta Scones
Savory Scone Recipes
Scones with Gruyere, Prosciutto and Green Onion
Savory Olive Cheese Scones
Zucchini Scones with Feta and Thyme
Sun-dried Tomato and Thyme Vegan Scones
Chocolate Chip Scones
- 2 cups all purpose flour plus extra for kneading
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup sugar plus 3 tablespoons
- 3/4 cup chocolate chips milk or semisweet
- 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees, placing a rack in the center of the oven. Line a heavy baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and 1/4 cup sugar. Stir in the chocolate chips. Add the buttermilk and stir with fork until the dough starts to come together and pulls away from the walls of the bowl. It will be very sticky.
- Lightly flour a work surface and turn the dough out. Sprinkle with a little more flour and knead the dough, giving it 10 turns (fold the dough towards you, push it out with the heel of your hand and give it a quarter of a turn each time). Pat it into a disk about 9 inches wide.
- Brush with the melted butter and sprinkle with the remaining sugar. Cut into 12 wedges and place on the baking tray, about 1 inch apart.
- Bake for 15 minutes, until the scones are golden brown and still tender. Serve immediately.
I have a new baby and she is up all during breakfast time so it makes it hard to make breakfast. I made these as a treat for the morning! found this on pinterest.
I remember those days very well, Tracy! I’m so glad you were able to make and enjoy the scones!!
I can’t believe how simple this recipe is. I love choco scones and haven’t found the perfect recipe (not flaky). But yours seem to be so perfect. Bookmarked!
seems like the perfect “must-get-through-the-week” treat!!! I know I need one this week (and have needed one for a few weeks already… too much work!!!)
HI, Liren! To me, everyday is, “if only I can just get pass Friday…” hehe! Scones are one of my fave things to have for breakfast! The addition of buttermilk adds a tangy background note to baked goods – just the way I like it! I’m sure this was a hit with your familia!
OMGosh Liren… those scones are totally calling my name in a HUGE way right now!
I’m glad you gave yourself permission to take some time off and spend it with your hubby. We all need those decompression moments from time to time :)
Perfect scones and it sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. How did you enjoy the wine tasting at Draegers? I wish I had one of these right now. Happy Sunday!!
I love how sweet and delicate these are!
These scones are just perfect for Sunday morning! You know I love chocolate for breakfast! :)