This Chocolate Chip Scones Recipe is great for breakfast or dessert.
Scones are hard to resist, especially when you add chocolate chips.
Chocolaty scones are best eaten warm. Serve with butter or crème fraîche and your favorite preserves.
Cooking With Eggs: Recipes for Every Meal
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, cold, cut into pieces
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
1/2 cup milk
Heat oven to 425°F.
In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter with pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add chocolate chips; toss to mix.
In medium bowl, beat eggs and milk until blended. Stir into flour mixture with a fork just until dry ingredients are moistened.
Knead dough a few strokes on lightly floured surface; pat to 3/4-inch thickness. Cut dough into rounds with lightly floured 3-inch cutter; place on greased baking sheet. Gather scraps and repeat to use all dough.
Bake for 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack. Yields 12 scones.
Substitute half-and-half or light cream for the milk. Add 1/4 cup finely chopped toasted pecans or walnuts, or 2 to 3 teaspoons freshly grated orange peel to the dry ingredients. Before baking, brush tops lightly with milk or cream and sprinkle with sugar.
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