Tuesday, February 26, 2013

chocolate chip scones.

[adapted from http://lemon-sugar.com/2013/02/chocolate-chip-scones.html/]

Grant and I had my parents over for breakfast on Saturday which I was pumped for because obviously that meant I got to make something (and because I got to see them, of course).  For part of the meal, I decided to make scones because while they are sweet, delicious, and look seemingly dessert-like, they are technically a breakfast food. A seriously happy medium. 

I also made these very late at night because I was picking up my friend from the airport after midnight so I had to do something to keep myself awake! Even though I made these late, I think they turned out pretty awesome.

Some notes about this recipe: I left out salt because I used some salted butter.  I also just cut the butter into small pieces instead of grating it.  I didn't chop the chocolate because I like the chip shape.  I didn't feel like doing step 8 and 9 so I didn't.  Instead I just made my scones random round shapes.  This also gave me more scones, making each one a little healthier...right?  


2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup white sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt 
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 cup very cold unsalted butter
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips (there's a good chance I used more than that...)
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup (or more) whipping cream or half and half 


1.  Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
2.  Prepare a large cookie sheet with parchment paper or silpat mat.
3.  In a large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients.
4.  Using a box grater, grate cold butter completely and add to dry ingredients.
5.  Chop chocolate, and add to dry ingredients. Stir to combine.
6.  In a small bowl, combine eggs, vanilla, and whipping cream. Whisk to combine.
7.  Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir until dough comes together.  If    necessary, add more whipping cream a little bit at a time.  Dough shouldn't be too sticky.
8.   Pour dough onto floured surface, and pat into a large square approximately 2/3 inch thick.
9.   Use a pizza cutter to cut into 4 smaller squares, then cut each square diagonally into a triangle for 8 total pieces. 
10. Place on cookie sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes or until just golden brown.
11. Enjoy warm.  Store leftovers in an airtight container.  But seriously, enjoy.  These are the bomb.

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  1. yum! can't wait to make them :)

  2. I wonder if I could replace the chips with Blueberries....Aunt Debbie

    1. I think that would be delicious! Let me know how it turns out if you try it.


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