Chocolate Chip Scones

Chocolate Chip Scones I have spent the past two days packing up our apartment.  Surprisingly, it wasn’t that bad, and I’m almost finished.  I think it’s because we move every year, and I get rid of more and more stuff every year.  Packing up the kitchen is the worst, I tell you.  It’s the pits.  I have SO MUCH kitchen stuff.  I’m not even proud of this.  I want to give it away and get rid of the clutter.  I do not want to end up on Hoarders.  But I know every few years or so I’m going to want to bake a cherry pie and I’ll need that fancy cherry pitter that my parents gave me because I asked for it one year for my birthday.  So I’ve kept nearly all of my kitchen items.  I did throw away some ancient clothes, though.  If you haven’t worn something in two years, it’s time for it to go.

This year we’re not moving very far.  We’re staying in St. Louis, just moving a bit north.  We’ll be renting a house!  Whoop whoop.  This is our first house (and our first garage!), and we’re very excited.  We’ve enjoyed living in St. Louis so far, and hope to live here for a while!  This year I’d like to explore St. Louis more and see more things, as well as make more friends.  I have some work friends, but that’s about it.  So if anyone wants to hit up some STL bakeries…. you know who to contact. 

Chocolate Chip Scones2 I made these scones a while back (before I packed away the measuring cups and spoons) for Eric.  He loves scones, and he loves chocolate.  I think he especially likes it when I make just normal pastries and not weird stuff.  For instance, the gluten free sweet potato cookies I made today.  That boy deserves some decent pastries.  He’s so sweet!  Muaahhh that is for him if he still reads this stuff.

Chocolate Chip Scones3 These are classic, buttery, chocolate chip scones.  I can’t really think of anything I need to tell you about these.  It’s allll in the recipe, my friends. 

I will add, these were delicious.  We enjoyed them a lot and ate every single one.  Oh!  I cut out round scones and made triangles.  It’s up to you what you want to do.  I think I prefer triangle scones. 

Chocolate Chip Scones4Chocolate Chip Scones

Ingredients:
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
1 large egg, lightly beaten
3/4 cup plain yogurt
1/2 vanilla extract
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Egg wash + Granulated sugar (optional)

Instructions:  In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; whisk in sugar until well combined.  Knead in butter, using fingertips, until well incorporated and mealy.  In a small bowl, whisk together egg, yogurt and vanilla until well combined.  Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients until just combined.  Stir in chocolate chips until just combined.  Chill dough for 45 minutes in refrigerator.

Heat oven to 375 degrees F.  

Dump dough onto a floured work surface, and lightly knead into a shaggy ball; shape into a 1-inch thick disc.  Slice into triangles or cut into rounds.  Transfer dough to a cookie sheet.  Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with sugar.  Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until light golden brown.  Cool 2 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool.

Makes 9 scones

19 comments:

  1. these look approximately 5 thousand times better than the blueberry scones i made last week. ha!!

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    1. Welllll, shoot. I bet your blueberry scones were good too!

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  2. These look terrific. I would love one this afternoon with some coffee!!!

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  3. Of course he still reads this stuff! I'm so glad you made these scones for me, they were fantastic. Muah!

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  4. In addition to the butter in the recipe, we would carefully butter each bite. They look delicious. Congratulations on the first house! But I warn you, it will be Cashew's house, not yours. ;)

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    1. Haha I think you're right about that!

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  5. Chocolate chip bagels and scones are my ultimate breakfast treat.

    Congrats on the house! I understand your packing grief. I hate packing.

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    1. Mmm I love chocolate chip bagels even more than scones. I'm more of a bread person than a biscuit/scones person.

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  6. Those are beautiful looking scones, so golden brown :)

    Yay, for renting a house! We moved into the house we're renting 2 years ago. It's nice having so much space, but I really dread moving again because now we have even more stuff.

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    1. Thanks, Shannon! Oh I know what you mean! But you will love it.

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  7. lol sometimes we have to throw the patient boys a bone (or a scone! :P) These do look very very tastyyy! so golden!

    I completely know what you mean-I have moved soooo many times! But, this move is the WORST! It's my first time moving myself AND Michael and we lived in this apartment for almost 3 years (before this I moved every year) so...THERE'S SO MUCH STUFF! AGHH!

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  8. I love scones however I can get em!! And we have a ton of stuff, though I think our real problem is COOKBOOKS. And by "our" I obviously mean mine.

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  9. Triangles are better because you get those nice crunchy corners! Hope you have a lovely Easter and an easy move!

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    1. Oh well that's certainly a good point! Happy belated Easter, Tom!

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  10. i love scones and I know it's a sacrelige to say this, but I think Americans do scones better than the Brits. There! I said it!

    Lucky you moving into a house. Kevin and I are looking to unload the condo and buy at house at the end of 2015/beginning of 2016 when we're in a position to pay off our current mortgage. I can't wait to have a bigger kitchen so I can have everything I need to equip it! Actually, I have almost everything I need. I just need to be able to store it and organize it better. I also want more dishes. I'm a sucker for china!

    I too own a fancy cherry pitter that I asked for. I have no idea how to use it. I can't get it to work properly. I make cherry pies about once every 2-3 years and still pit my cherries sitting on the floor in front of the TV with a knife, two bowls, and a big towel. Maybe I'll figure it out. I'm developing a recipe for a cherry cobbler right now that I want to make for my next dinner party (whenever that happens). I should give it another shot. I feel guilty getting rid of that pitter!

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