Chocolate Chip Scones: Buttery & Chocolatey

Simple scones perfect for tea time

About The Scones

  • buttery/ flaky insides
  • crisp outsides
  • plentiful in chocolate chips
  • simple ingredients

Why You’ll love these Scones

Tastes like chocolate chip cookies, but with that substantial (scone like) texture

Truly a sweet and childlike take on an elegant scone recipe!

Fun to make, only one bowl needed, and few simple ingredients!

Tips for Success

-Use unsalted butter and use a cheese grater to add it into the flour mixture. This method ensure equal chunks of butter in each scone; and, ultimately a perfect buttery texture when the butter melts upon baking.

-Sift the flour and dry ingredients. This will ensure the most flaky scones without dense patches.

-do not over mix. Scones are meant to be quick, one bowl and a bit messy!

-freeze for 15 mins before baking. I like to pop them in the freezer, and then, preheat the oven; while i wait for the oven, the scones have time to cool in the freezer. This just ensure the butter is quite cold so it melts nicely in the oven upon hot heat!

The Recipe:

Simple Chocolate Chip Scones: Buttery & Flaky

Prep timeBake timeTotal time
20 mins~30 mins~1 hr
Yields: 8 large Scones

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter *frozen
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream or buttermilk 
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Procedure:

In one large bowl, sift the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder; whisk until well combined. Next, grab your cheese grater and grate the frozen unsalted butter overtop of the flour mixture until all the butter is through the grater and used up. Now, using either a pastry blender, two knives, a spoon or your fingers, incorporate the butter into the flour by mixing until all the butter seems to have flour surrounding it.

Next, add the egg and the buttermilk and mix until a dough like bowl forms. Fold in your chocolate chips!

On a lightly floured surface crate a circle with the dough and cut 8 equal triangles. Or use a circle cookie cutter if circle scones are desired. Place the scones evenly spaced out on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Place the scones in the freezer and preheat the oven to 380 Degrees F. Let the scones stay in the freezer until the oven is ready. Once ready, brush buttermilk or an egg wash over each scone and pop in the oven!

Bake for 30-35 mins or until the scones are lightly golden!

Optional: Chocolate sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream or buttermilk

Create a double boiler by placing a small saucepan on the stove with water inside to shimmer. Once the water is simmering place. bowl on-top as you would a lid. Place the chocolate and heavy cream inside and reduce to low. the steam will melt the chocolate into a sauce and all you need to do is gently stir. Once melted it is Complete!

Happy Baking!

Simple Scones: Perfect for afternoon Tea

Pour a cuppa and enjoy your Scones: buttery soft inside and crunchy golden outside. Compliments any Brew…

THE SIMPLEST RECIPE with few Ingredients

A fool proof recipe for a foolproof dessert! truly one of my “go to” favourite treats to make. They can be buttery and plain or doused with toppings; and yet, they are taste just splendid. This recipe has just 7 ingredients but feel free to add in anything you wish. Some great add-ins include: Chocolate chips/chunks, cranberry orange, lemon blueberry, raspberry white chocolate, cinnamon brown sugar etc. truly any flavour you’re looking for and Scones will make a perfect base!

The Method: Procedure Tip Below!

Three most important steps: The butter, buttermilk and Refrigeration

The butter: In order to get the most fluffy/ soft inside of the scone it is crucial to use Unsalted Butter that is Very Cold or close to frozen. Yes, frozen! it is also a great trick to grate this butter into the flour mixture. This way it will create even/uniform chunks of butter! which is better for baking an even consistency πŸ™‚

The Buttermilk: This adds more acidity than regular whole milk (2%) and reacts with the leaving agents such as baking powder and baking soda. It creates a fluffier/lighter Scone. However, ultimately just adds a great flavour!

Refrigeration: To further ensure the butter is very cold once it hits the oven, I like to preheat the oven, and while waiting let the scones sit on the lined and ready baking sheet in the freezer. This just really ensures the butter is cold, and can melt as soon as it hits the heat of the oven.

Not Everyone Enjoys Them Plain…

I understand that add- ins are everyones friends in terms of flavour. Here are some add in tips to watch out for:

Blueberry Scones

*when using berries add about 1/2 cup for this recipe. too many can add too much moisture* If using frozen blueberries do not let them thaw. Take them-out of the freezer just before use!

Chocolate Chip/chunk Scones

*add ~3/4 chocolate chips or ~1/2 cup chunks*

Cranberry Orange Scones

*add 3/4 cup frozen or fresh cranberries and 1 Tbsp orange zest / 1 Tbsp orange juice*

Raisin Cinnamon Scones

*add 3/4-1 cup raisins and 2 tsp cinnamon or 3 if you prefer stronger*

Mixed berry Scones

*once again be aware if using frozen berries to not let them thaw. Use about 1/2-3/4 cup berries*

Double Chocolate Scones

reduce flour from 2 cups to 1 3/4 cups and add 2 Tbsp of cocoa powder. Add 1/2 cup chocolate chips/chunks*

The Recipe:

Prep timeBake timeTotal time
15 mins20-25 mins35-40 mins
Yields 8 Scones

Simple Scones: Perfect for Tea

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour + extra for working the dough
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup ( 1 stick) unsalted butter *very cold*
  • 1/2 buttermilk + little for brushing
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • * Add-ins* see above note for guides

Procedure:

Step 1)

Whisk together the dry ingredients in a large bowl. The flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Once well combined, grate the *frozen or very cold* butter into the flour mixture. pictured below.

Using your fingers, a pastry blender, forks, or a couple butter knifes. Combine the butter into the flour mixture until there are still small clumps but they are roughly the same sizes. Like peas of butter within the flour mixture.

Step 2)

In a small bowl or measuring cup combine the buttermilk, egg and vanilla. Once combined together, pour them into the flour/butter mixture and mix everything together well. This would now be the time to fold in any add-ins with a spatula should you desire them πŸ™‚

Step 3)

Shaping the scones. Place your dough on a lightly floured surface and shape into a circle with floured hands as well. The dough is sticky but rest assured this is ok! Slice the circle into four pieces, then each piece in half. Resulting in 8 triangles. pictures below.

Step 4)

preheat the oven to 400 Degrees F or and line a baking sheet with parchment. Place the Scones spread out on the sheet and store in the freezer while waiting for the oven to reach its temperature. Just before baking brush with a little bit of buttermilk for crisp outsides!

Step 5)

Bake for 20-25 mins! let cool 5 mins and enjoy with some sweet tea πŸ™‚

*note that added berries will add moisture and may take longer*

Simple Scones: Perfect for afternoon Tea

Pour a cuppa and enjoy your Scones: buttery soft inside and crunchy golden outside. Compliments any Brew…

THE SIMPLEST RECIPE with few Ingredients

A fool proof recipe for a foolproof dessert! truly one of my “go to” favourite treats to make. They can be buttery and plain or doused with toppings; and yet, they are taste just splendid. This recipe has just 7 ingredients but feel free to add in anything you wish. Some great add-ins include: Chocolate chips/chunks, cranberry orange, lemon blueberry, raspberry white chocolate, cinnamon brown sugar etc. truly any flavour you’re looking for and Scones will make a perfect base!

The Method: Procedure Tip Below!

Three most important steps: The butter, buttermilk and Refrigeration

The butter: In order to get the most fluffy/ soft inside of the scone it is crucial to use Unsalted Butter that is Very Cold or close to frozen. Yes, frozen! it is also a great trick to grate this butter into the flour mixture. This way it will create even/uniform chunks of butter! which is better for baking an even consistency πŸ™‚

The Buttermilk: This adds more acidity than regular whole milk (2%) and reacts with the leaving agents such as baking powder and baking soda. It creates a fluffier/lighter Scone. However, ultimately just adds a great flavour!

Refrigeration: To further ensure the butter is very cold once it hits the oven, I like to preheat the oven, and while waiting let the scones sit on the lined and ready baking sheet in the freezer. This just really ensures the butter is cold, and can melt as soon as it hits the heat of the oven.

Not Everyone Enjoys Them Plain…

I understand that add- ins are everyones friends in terms of flavour. Here are some add in tips to watch out for:

Blueberry Scones

*when using berries add about 1/2 cup for this recipe. too many can add too much moisture* If using frozen blueberries do not let them thaw. Take them-out of the freezer just before use!

Chocolate Chip/chunk Scones

*add ~3/4 chocolate chips or ~1/2 cup chunks*

Cranberry Orange Scones

*add 3/4 cup frozen or fresh cranberries and 1 Tbsp orange zest / 1 Tbsp orange juice*

Raisin Cinnamon Scones

*add 3/4-1 cup raisins and 2 tsp cinnamon or 3 if you prefer stronger*

Mixed berry Scones

*once again be aware if using frozen berries to not let them thaw. Use about 1/2-3/4 cup berries*

Double Chocolate Scones

reduce flour from 2 cups to 1 3/4 cups and add 2 Tbsp of cocoa powder. Add 1/2 cup chocolate chips/chunks*

The Recipe:

Prep timeBake timeTotal time
15 mins20-25 mins35-40 mins
Yields 8 Scones

Simple Scones: Perfect for Tea

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour + extra for working the dough
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup ( 1 stick) unsalted butter *very cold*
  • 1/2 buttermilk + little for brushing
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • * Add-ins* see above note for guides

Procedure:

Step 1)

Whisk together the dry ingredients in a large bowl. The flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Once well combined, grate the *frozen or very cold* butter into the flour mixture. pictured below.

Using your fingers, a pastry blender, forks, or a couple butter knifes. Combine the butter into the flour mixture until there are still small clumps but they are roughly the same sizes. Like peas of butter within the flour mixture.

Step 2)

In a small bowl or measuring cup combine the buttermilk, egg and vanilla. Once combined together, pour them into the flour/butter mixture and mix everything together well. This would now be the time to fold in any add-ins with a spatula should you desire them πŸ™‚

Step 3)

Shaping the scones. Place your dough on a lightly floured surface and shape into a circle with floured hands as well. The dough is sticky but rest assured this is ok! Slice the circle into four pieces, then each piece in half. Resulting in 8 triangles. pictures below.

Step 4)

preheat the oven to 400 Degrees F or and line a baking sheet with parchment. Place the Scones spread out on the sheet and store in the freezer while waiting for the oven to reach its temperature. Just before baking brush with a little bit of buttermilk for crisp outsides!

Step 5)

Bake for 20-25 mins! let cool 5 mins and enjoy with some sweet tea πŸ™‚

*note that added berries will add moisture and may take longer*