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Brown Sugar Chocolate Scones

Food is one of the most important things in our lives, so when we see a recipe that looks and sounds delicious, we just have to try it! That’s how I felt when I saw Evil Shenanigans’ recipe for Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Scones. Not only were her pictures mouth-watering, but the recipe was straightforward and easy to follow. Not only were her pictures so divine, but the recipe was super simple! I whipped up a batch last night, tweaking it ever so slightly to accommodate for ingredients I had at my house.  (I noted my changes in parenthesis.)

Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Scones Yield 8 scones

2 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces and kept very cold
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used a 60% cocoa dark chocolate bar that I cut into chunks and slivers)
1/2 cup cold buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla (I used 1 1/2 tsp of my homemade vanilla)
1 egg, well beaten
Sugar for topping

  1. Heat the oven to 400 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. (I didn’t have parchment paper so I used non-stick spray on a baking sheet.)
  2. In a medium bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Add the cold butter and rub it in with your fingers until the butter is in small pieces, no larger than peas. Add the chocolate chips and mix well.
  4. Pour in the cold buttermilk and vanilla and mix until the liquid is absorbed. The dough will look very dry and shaggy.
  5. Turn out onto a cutting board and knead the dough three times by pressing the dough into a fat disk, folding the dough in half , turning it 1/4 turn and repeating. Do not over knead.
  6. Once kneaded press into an 8″ circle and cut the disk into 8 wedges. Places the wedges on the prepared baking sheet and brush with beaten egg. Top each scone with as much sugar as you like.
  7. Bake the scones for 15-18 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown. Cool ten minutes on the pan before transferring to a wire rack.
  8. Enjoy warm, or at room temperature.