Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins
My husband made these for me for breakfast today. They were very good! One of the things I like about them is that they have a good chocolate flavor without being too-too-chocolatey! They are very light, too. Goes nicely with morning coffee. You can make the glaze ahead of time if you like. Just warm it up before using until it is a good consistency. You can do this in either the microwave or on the stovetop.
For the Scones
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄4 cup granulated sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces (1 stick)
- 1⁄2 cup milk chocolate chips or 1⁄2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (chunks also work well)
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2⁄3 cup buttermilk
For the Egg Wash
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1 tablespoon milk
For the Glaze
- 1⁄3 cup confectioners' sugar
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 pinch salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 1⁄4-3 1⁄2 teaspoons boiling water
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Line an insulated cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a mixing bowl.
- Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut the butter pieces into the flour until it resembles coarse crumbs.
- Mix in the chocolate chips/chunks, whichever you are using.
- Add the buttermilk and vanilla to the flour mixture, and stir just enough to bring it together, but do not overmix.
- Sprinkle a little flour on your work surface and turn out the dough onto it.
- Knead the dough slightly (just 4-5 times), and pat the dough into a circle about 1 1/2-inches thick.
- Cut the circle into 6 pieces by first cutting it in half, and then into thirds, in wedge shapes.
- Place the scones on the parchment paper.
- Make your egg wash by beating the egg with the milk and gently brushing the tops of the scones (this helps them brown nicely).
- Bake scones in the preheated 400F oven for 20-25 minutes or until they are nicely golden.
- Allow to cool on a wire rack.
- Prepare your glaze by sifting together the confectioner's sugar, the cocoa, and salt in a small bowl.
- Stir in the vanilla and just enough of the hot water to form a thin glaze.
- If the glaze is not thin enough, simply add drops of water a few at a time, mixing well after each addition, until the glaze is as thin as you like it.
- When the scones are completely cool, drizzle the glaze over the scones (it will set and harden as it sits).
- If the glaze sets in the bowl before you get to it, you can warm in over a double boiler on the stove or heat it gently in the microwave and it will thin somewhat.
YUM!YUM!YUMMY! Just made them for breafast.everyone enjoyed these scones.I didnt have buttermilk so I used 1/2 cup whole milk. Turned out great. Thanks for sharing.
These are fabulous! I omitted the egg wash because I didn't have any eggs and I poured the chocolate glaze over the scones as soon as they came out of the oven. I had two excited kids waiting for them so cooling them completely before adding the glaze just was not going to happen. They were delicious right out of the oven with the gooey warm chocolate glaze! They were easy, quick, and delicious and I will be making them again!
My DD made these yummy scones the other night when we wanted to use up buttermilk before it turned on us. I actually wasn't fond of scones prior to these as they were always so dry! This recipe however delivers a fabulously moist a flavorful scone! She opted to skip the glaze and instead sprinkled large crystals of sugar on top. This recipe has turned me into a convert.