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Chocolate Chip Scones

March 17, 2014Danita
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Sometimes it’s the little things that have great meaning.  Maybe it’s just a word spoken in passing, a smile or a small gift…like a couple of bags of chocolate chips.

Since we have chosen to be a one income family and my husband is a pastor of a small church, we try very hard to live on a budget.  Everyone does their part, our children earn money for some of the extras they want and I try to make great food and cut costs doing it.  I shop A LOT of sales and buy generics most of the time.  I don’t say this for sympathy or to make you think we are “dirt poor”.  The Lord has blessed us with everything we need and plenty of stuff we just wanted and He often uses other people to do this.  

A few months ago this happened to me.  I was given a very special gift.  It will probably seem small to most people but for me it was filled with thoughtfulness.  What is this gift, you ask? Chocolate Chips!  Yes, that’s right, Chocolate Chips…but not just any chocolate chips…Ghirardelli… and not just one bag but TWO!  Why is this such a special gift? Because I don’t usually buy “name brand” chocolate chips, and hardly ever Ghirardelli.  But a very sweet friend though I “needed” some Ghirardelli, so that’s how I got TWO bags!  

Now because I don’t usually have Ghirardelli chips, I wanted to save them for something really special.  This week I would like to share a couple of the recipes I made with my very special chocolate chips…staring with Chocolate Chip Scones.

This is my basic scone recipe, good for your favorite additions.  I have also used dried cranberries with white chocolate chips and blueberries (fresh, dried or frozen would work).

Here’s the Recipe:

  • 1 cup (White Lily) all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 Tbsp cold butter
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips 

*Half and half could be substituted for heavy cream if desired*

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

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In a large bowl combine flour, sugar baking powder and salt

Cut in butter until crumbly

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In a separate bowl combine egg and cream

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Add to dry ingredients

Mix just until moistened

*As will all biscuit type dough, you don’t want to over mix.  This causes the end product to be more like a “hockey puck”*

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Gently stir in chocolate chips

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Turn dough onto a well flour surface

Knead 6-8 times

Pat into a 6 inch circle 

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Cut into 6 or 8 wedges

I used a cookie cutter to make a couple of heart-shaped ones but when they baked they mostly lost their shape

Scone Pan

 *I use a scone pan but they can be baked on a cookie sheet* 

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 Spray scone pan or cookie sheet with non stick spray

Separate wedges and place on pan or tray

Bake at 350 degrees for about 18-20 minutes

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Close-ups of the yummy chocolate chips!

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 And the best thing about Ghirardelli Chips….

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 ALL NATURAL!!  All Natural = Good For You…..right?

(That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!)

Chocolate Chips Scones
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup all purpose flour
  2. 3 Tbsp sugar
  3. 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  4. pinch of salt
  5. 2 Tbsp cold butter
  6. 1 egg
  7. 3 Tbsp heavy whipping cream
  8. 1/2 cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a large bowl combine flour, sugar baking powder and salt
  3. Cut in butter until crumbly
Notes
  1. Half and half could be substituted for heavy cream
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6 Comments

  • Kerry C

    March 26, 2014 at 5:07 PM

    I love your pan. I’m going to have to find one for me. Chocolate Chip Scones sound so good! Thanks for sharing at Saturday Dishes.

  • Ang

    March 20, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    These look so delicious! Your scone pan is awesome! Where did you get it?

  • Alexis @ Persia Lou

    March 18, 2014 at 10:26 AM

    I’ve never seen a scone pan before. How fun! And these look delicious. Wish I had one right now. Thanks for linking up at The Makers! 🙂

  • House of Faucis

    March 17, 2014 at 1:15 PM

    I’m learning so much.. A scone pan? I never knew such a thing was around. Guess that explains their perfect shape.

  • Amanda Baker

    March 17, 2014 at 12:31 PM

    My only comment…..yummy!

  • Chelsea

    March 17, 2014 at 11:21 AM

    Your scone pan is amazing! I didn’t know they made those. And these look delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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