Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Scones

I might have been thinking of cookies when I made these scones.

Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Scones

I was craving chocolate chip cookies the other day when a picture of some cream scones caught my eye. Why couldn’t I take the best flavors of a chocolate chip cookie and combine them with some scones? So, I did just that! I used brown sugar in the dough and added a full cup of chocolate chips. I also added a teaspoon of vanilla.

Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Scones

The results are spectacular! These scones have the warm flavors of chocolate chip cookies, but in a tender and lightly sweet scone. These make a great snack, breakfast, or dessert with a little whipped cream. Warm from the oven they are heaven.

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
1/2 cup cold buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg, well beaten
Sugar for topping

Heat the oven to 400 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Scones

In a medium bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

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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.

Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Scones

Pour in the cold buttermilk and vanilla and mix until the liquid is absorbed.  The dough will look very dry and shaggy.

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.

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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.

Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Scones

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.

Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Scones

Enjoy warm, or at room temperature.

Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Scones

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Author: Kelly

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  • Bob

    Awesome. I am so making these, they look wicked good.

  • The name alone has me sold. These look incredible!

  • I should of clicked over from Twitter. I am really wanting a fresh scone now!

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  • Ooh… these look so good! They are all of the goodness of a chocolate chip cookie, except they are a perfectly acceptable breakfast food!!

  • Awesome. Can’t wait to make them.

  • Robin R

    Lovely! These are getting made this week-end!

  • Breakfast or midnight snack? Mmmmmmmm…

  • I cannot walk by a scone and not stop! YUMMMMMMMMMMMM!

  • Well, these are going directly into my “must make” folder! Yum-O!

  • Mmm, dessert for breakfast! I’m so there.

  • Love love love scones especially ones that have chocolate chips in them. These look awesome.

  • I just finished baking these and it came out amaaazing! The texture was a little bit different though. Also, mines came out bigger than I expected! lolz But I cant wait till they cool so that I can try one with milk.
    Thanks for the recipe!

  • thanks for the post!! i’m somewhat on a scone baking binge and am soooo looking forward to trying your recipe!

  • I am not a big fan of North American scones (which are totally different to English or Australian ones) but these look moist and they have CHOCOLATE CHIPS! What could be a better way to change my mind? 😉

  • i’ve done my breakfast just now, but pls i still want maybe two. PLEASE!

  • These scones look amazing – love the look of their crunchy edges and gorgeous melty soft insides. Don’t think I would be able to stop eating!

  • are these a health food since it’s not technically a cookie??

  • Shelly

    These looked so good I had to make them, what better way to avoid studying?! They JUST came out of the over and smell amazing… although I thought mine came out smaller than I expected (they don’t look like they “spread” like yours did). I can’t wait until the cool a bit so I can taste!!

  • I followed the receipt and cooked them on my Silpat baking mat. It worked. I will be making these again.

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  • capereader

    Sunday morning, no white sugar in the house. Thank you, they are perfect!

  • I am so making these! They look fantastic 🙂

  • These look really cool. The shape attracted me initially and now that I read on… fascinating! Might give these a try one day. Thanks for a cool idea. 🙂

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  • OMG…these looked so good I had to make them, bake them and take them into my mouth…I am now in a chocolate chip scone coma bliss. Mmmmmm, heaven

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  • ra

    Just made these..yummy! Got 12 scones total. Did make a couple additions and one sub. Used 1C AP flour/1C pumpernikel flour (was curious on taste)and added handful of chopped pecans as well as handful of rolled oats. Tender and flakey. 🙂 Thanks for a great and easy recipe.

  • jen

    I am so thankful that I found your blog!
    These scones are delicious and my kids love them (as do I)!
    Thanks so much!
    This is the scone recipe for me!

  • These look amazingly yummy!! I think I would prefer them warm rather than cold. Then the chocolate is still soft!

  • Carla

    Just made these delicious treats for a Royal Wedding Celebration party. cannot believe how well they turned out! Even better tasting than they look. Thanks much for the recipe!

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