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Chocolate Chip Scones #Choctoberfest

These Chocolate Chip Scones are buttery, flaky, and plenty of chocolate chips to satisfy your sweet tooth. The tender scones are made even more decadent with the drizzle of a sweet vanilla glaze.
Author: Lisa Kerhin

Ingredients

Scones:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick, unsalted butter, frozen
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream plus an extra 2 Tablespoons for brushing
  • 1/2 packed Imperial Sugar’s light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Glaze:

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt together.
  • Grate the frozen butter using a box grater, it will take only a minute to do so.
  • Add the grated butter into the flour mixture and combine it with a pastry cutter, a fork, or your fingers until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs, about the size of peas.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the 1/2 cup cream, light brown sugar, egg, and vanilla extract together.
  • Slowly drizzle it over the flour mixture and then combine the mixture together using a wooden spoon or a rubber spatula until everything is combined.
  • Add in the chocolate chips.
  • With floured hands, work the dough into a ball as best you can and transfer to a floured surface. The dough will be sticky. Press into a 8-inch circle and then cut into 8 equal wedges with a knife.
  • Place scones at least 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Brush scones with remaining heavy cream.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until lightly golden and cooked through. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the pan for a few minutes. Then remove to wire rack to cool completely.
  • Once the scones are cooled, prepare the glaze by whisking the powdered sugar, heavy cream, and vanilla in a small bowl. Drizzle over scones, and let sit a few minutes until the glaze is set. If your glaze is too thick, add a bit more glaze, or if it’s too thin, add a bit more powdered sugar.