Chocolate Chip Scones
photo by NurseJaney
- Ready In:
- Heat oven to 425. Grease 9" glass pie pan.
- In large bowl combine first 4 ingredients.
- Using a pastry blender, cut shortening into mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
- Add milk, egg, vanilla and chocolate chips to mixture lightly with a fork until forms a soft dough.
- Turn dough onto lightly floured surface and pat into a 9 inch circle. Don't overwork the dough. Cut into 8 wedges.
- Place wedges into pie pan.
- Sprinkle tops with additional sugar.
- Bake 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
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I made these this morning out of staples - didn't have shortening, so I used a stick of butter. Also skipped the sprinkling of sugar on top and used a simple powdered sugar/milk glaze, as that's what DD loves. She had a friend spend the night and they said they were way better than *$. High praise indeed from these girls. Very light crumb, not overly dense as some scones are. Delicious. Thank you for sharing this recipe!
*PAC Spring 2008* DH is the scone maker here, and graciously offered to make these for breakfast today. He used 1 stick (1/2 cup) of cold, unsalted butter, and added an additional 1//2 tsp. salt. He uses the food processor - mixing all dry ingredients first, then pulses the butter in small cubes, (it disappears in the mix),then the milk, egg, and vanilla. Then pulses together until it forms a large ball. I had Ghirardelli bitter-sweet chips. He just hand-forms a cake-like circle on a Sil-Pat pad, cuts into 8 slices, brushes the tops with egg white and sprinkles with Demarara sugar. UMM-UMM GOOD ! Will do again soon when the DGK's are here. Thanks for posting, Kathy!!
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I am an artist and flute player who gets crazy and nuts-o if I don't get some baking/cooking time in my week. I plan parties just so I can cook and I also take food to all of the neighbors--especially families with teenage boys. Because we are recent empty-nesters, we just can't eat it all.