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Chocolate Chip Scones

in quick and easy whole grain dairy free gluten free overnight guaranteed classic

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Chocolate chips make EVERYTHING better, and scones are no exception! These rich, tender scones aren't overly sweet, allowing the flavor of dark chocolate to shine through. Serve them as is, or spread with raspberry or apricot jam for one of those "big sigh" moments.

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Yield
16 to 18 medium (3") scones
Nutrition information

Ingredients

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  • 2 1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour or Pastry Flour Blend
  • heaping 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/8 cup (6 tablespoons) cold unsalted butter, cut into pats
  • 3/4 cup cream — half & half, light, heavy, or whipping
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups to 2 cups chocolate chips
  • coarse white sparkling sugar or Demerara sugar, for topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Lightly grease (or line with parchment) a baking sheet.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder until thoroughly combined. Add the butter, working it in until the mixture is unevenly crumbly.
  3. Whisk together the cream, eggs, and vanilla. Set aside 2 tablespoons, and add the rest to the dry ingredients, along with the chocolate chips. Mix to form a moist dough.
  4. Transfer the sticky dough to a heavily floured rolling mat or other work surface. Gently pat and round it into an 8" circle. Brush the dough with the reserved egg/cream mixture, and sprinkle heavily with coarse sugar.
  5. Dip a 2" round cutter in flour, and use it to cut out a total of 16 scones; you'll have to gather the scraps and reshape the dough once. Space the scones evenly on the prepared pan.
  6. Bake the scones for 20 minutes, until they're golden brown. Remove them from the oven, and serve warm. If not serving immediately or within a couple of hours, store in an airtight container. To reheat, wrap loosely in aluminum foil, and bake in a preheated 350°F oven for about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 63g
  • Servings Per Batch 16
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 220
  • Calories from Fat 90
  • Total Fat 10g
  • Saturated Fat 6g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 40mg
  • Sodium 13g
  • Total Carbohydrate 30g
  • Dietary Fiber 2g
  • Sugars 13g
  • Protein 4g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.