Easy & Delicious Chocolate Chip Scones Recipe

by Aleena Islam

These buttery, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate chip scones are so light and delicious. Super quick and easy, you’ll have a heaping plate of warm scones in no time with this recipe!

Plate of finished scones

For some reason, I’ve never tried to bake scones at home. The thought never really crossed my mind, even though scones are, in my opinion at least, a delicious pastry. I always thought they were difficult to make. Oh, how very wrong I was! This chocolate chip scone recipe is super easy, resulting in a soft scone rival to the ones you find in bakeries!

These scones are fluffy, light and can be made in under an hour! This recipe uses relatively simple ingredients and doesn’t require any extra steps or skills. The scone-like flaky texture comes from using cold butter that is not fully incorporated into the batter. Once the batter is done, the recipe calls for folding the dough multiple times to create the flaky layers and prepare it for baking. After baking, decorate the scones with a simple glaze- the directions for this glaze are also in this recipe!

Ingredients for chocolate chip scones

SCONE INGREDIENTS:

GLAZE INGREDIENTS:

Scones before baking

HOW TO MAKE SCONES:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and prepare a baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl.
  3. Mix the egg and milk together in a small bowl with a fork. Set aside.
  4. These next few steps need to be done quickly while the butter is still cold. Cut the butter into small pieces and add it the flour mixture. Using clean hands, rub the butter into the flour mixture. Don’t fully incorporate it into the mixture; rather, use your hands to make the butter into thin sheets and distribute it evenly.
  5. After the butter is added, fold in the egg/milk mixture with a spatula. Batter should be sticky.
  6. Spread the batter onto a baking pan. Pour the chocolate chips on top and fold the batter multiple times, until the chocolate chips are evenly added.
  7. Cut the batter into about 10 triangles and place on baking pans. Cook for about 17-19 minutes, or until golden on the bottom.

HOW TO MAKE THE GLAZE:

  1. Add 1/2 cup of powdered sugar into a small bowl.
  2. Add about 2 tablespoons of milk and mix together with a spoon.
  3. The glaze should be thick. Add more sugar/milk as desired.
  4. Place the glaze in a Ziploc bag and cut off the the corner. Drizzle the glaze onto cooled scones. Enjoy!
Plate of 5 chocolate chip scones

TIPS

It’s vital that the butter remain as cold as possible by the time the scones get into the oven. The flakiness of the scones will come from the cold butter. Because of this, I’d recommend having the oven preheated and the baking pan already prepared before adding the butter into the batter, just so these steps are already completed!

In addition, you can customize these scones as much as you would like! Add in extra ingredients like blueberries, granola, etc. This recipe is not limited to simply chocolate chips. There are also many different ways you can decorate the scones, not just the glaze that is part of this recipe. Scones also taste well with cream cheese frosting or just plain!

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Chocolate Chip Scones

Chocolate Chip Scones

These savory chocolate chip scones are buttery and fluffy. They melt in your mouth and can be made in less than an hour!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup of butter, cold

Glaze Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare a baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl in a large bowl with a whisk.
  3. Mix egg and milk in a small bowl with a fork. Set aside.
  4. **Do the remaining steps quickly to ensure the butter remains cold.**
  5. Cut the butter into thin slices. Add it to the flour mixture and combine it in with clean hands. Rub the butter into very thin sheets and distribute it into the flour mixture. The butter shouldn't be fully incorporated and pieces should still be visible.
  6. Add the wet egg/milk mixture into the large bowl. Fold it in with a spatula. It should form a ball of dough.
  7. Spread the dough onto the baking pan and add the chocolate chips. Fold the dough multiple times. This will create the flaky layers characteristic of a scone.
  8. Once folded, spread the dough into a long rectangle. Cut it into about 10 triangles. Bake for 17-19 minutes.
  9. To make the glaze, mix the powdered sugar and milk together with a spoon. It should create a thick glaze. Add more to create the amount of glaze you desire!
  10. When cooled, drizzle the glaze on top of the scones with a Ziploc bag.
  11. Enjoy!

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