Chocolate Chip Scones With Peanut Butter Glaze
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for the chocolate chip scones
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄3 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1⁄2 cup unsalted butter, cold & cut into 1/2-inch pieces
- 3⁄4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (I like Guittard brand.)
- 1⁄2 cup buttermilk (Use buttermilk only, do not substitute.)
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon milk
for the peanut butter glaze
- 3⁄4 cup sifted powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
for the chocolate chip scones:
- Preheat oven to 425°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a bowl, stir together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- With a pastry blender or two knives, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in chocolate chips. Make a well in the center and add buttermilk, vanilla and egg. Stir just until combined, taking care to not overmix.
- Transfer dough to a lightly floured work surface and knead 5 or 6 times. Pat into an 8'' circle and cut into 8 wedges. Transfer to prepared baking sheet, about 1-1/2'' apart. Brush each wedge of dough lightly with milk. Then bake until scones are golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool on pan for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
for the peanut butter glaze:
- After removing the scones from the oven, prepare the glaze. In a glass measuring cup, whisk together all glaze ingredients until smooth. When the scones are mostly cooled (they can be slightly warm yet), drizzle the peanut butter glaze over the scones. I put this in the microwave for 30 seconds 2 or 3 times to help it smooth out nicely.
- I believe scones are always best the day they are baked. But this recipe does allow for some advance prep. The unbaked dough freezes really well, enabling you to store the unbaked scones in your freezer and bake them up fresh when desired. Just cut the dough into wedges, place them on a tray in the freezer for an hour and then transfer the frozen wedges to a plastic freezer bag. On the day you want to bake them, take them directly from freezer to baking sheet lined with parchment paper (do not thaw first) and brush with milk. You will need to bake the frozen dough a bit longer, adding about 4 or 5 minutes onto the regular baking time.
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I used the food processor to mix the butter in the dry ingredients. Then I added the egg and buttermilk (milk plus vinegar) to the food processor with the chocolate chips to mix everything. Since DH doesn't like peanut butter icing, I made half the icing for my scones. I added a little bit more of peanut butter cause it was too sweet and not enough peanut butter taste. The scones tastes so good with the icing. Thanks Realtor :) Made for PRMR tag game