Chocolate Chip Scones
 
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These lovely scones are both light and flaky and decadent. Perfect for a morning on the go with a nice cup of hot tea. Enjoy! Recipe source: Adapted from King Arthur Flour
Serves: 8 large scones
Ingredients
  • 2 and ¾ cups all-purpose organic flour
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 Tablepsoon baking powder
  • ½ cup (1 stick) very cold unsalted butter, grated or cubed
  • 2 ounces grated or chopped semi-sweet chocolate pieces
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons good quality vanilla extract
  • ½ cup half and half
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Prepare a large cookie sheet with parchment paper or a 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. Use a pastry cutter to cut the butter into the flour.
  6. Chop chocolate, and add to dry ingredients. Stir to combine.
  7. In a small bowl, combine eggs, vanilla and half and half. Whisk to combine.
  8. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir until dough comes together. If necessary, add more half and half a bit at a time. Dough should not be too sticky.
  9. Pour dough on to floured surface, and pat into a large square approximately ⅔ inch thick.
  10. Use a pizza cutter to cut into 4 smaller squares, then cut each square diagonally into a triangle for 8 total pieces.
  11. Place on cookie sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes or until just golden brown.
  12. Enjoy warm or store in an airtight container.
Notes
If you'd like glazed scones, combine 1 and ½ cups powdered sugar with 3 Tablespoons heavy cream or half and half plus 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Stir to combine. Add more cream to desired consistency. Pour glaze over hot scones.
Recipe by Lemon Sugar at http://lemon-sugar.com/2013/02/chocolate-chip-scones.html/