The first time I had these scones, they were made by Priscilla. She brought them to work as a snack for a co-worker’s birthday, and they were really good. She had made them with dried fruit and everyone wanted the recipe. The second time I had these scones, Brenda had made them and brought them into work. She had been craving chocolate, so she decided to try them with chocolate chips instead of dried fruit. And of course, they tasted just as wonderful.
I decided to try these scones with chocolate chips, too– those mini semi-sweet chocolate chips, because you get more bits of chocolate in every bite! They’re a great treat for breakfast and they even make a great dessert–or a snack in the afternoon!
CHOCOLATE CHIP SCONES by NancyC, adapted from a recipe by Priscilla T.
- 1 cup sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup butter (2 sticks), room temperature
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips (note: instead of chocolate chips, you can substitute dried fruit and/or chopped nuts)
Preheat oven to 350˚F. Lightly grease or line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine sour cream or Greek yogurt and baking soda; set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, cream of tartar, and salt. Cut in butter using a pastry blender.
Stir the sour cream or yogurt mixture and then the egg into the dry ingredients until just moistened. Fold in the mini semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Turn onto a floured surface and knead briefly. Roll or pat dough into a round 10″ disc that is 3/4″ thick. Cut into wedges and place on parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake at 350˚F for 17 to 20 minutes, until lightly golden. Serve warm or let cool completely.
These scones have a great texture–they’re a little moist, but not too moist. They’re sweet, but not too sweet. I think they’re best when they’re warm from the oven, but they’re pretty good when they’ve cooled, too. You can’t go wrong with these scones! I think they’re one of my favorites. Do you like making scones? What’s your favorite kind to make?