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Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Scones

 Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Scones
Chocolate chips make these scones a hit with everyone who tries them. The confectioners' sugar glaze is a simple way to dress them up a bit.—Reba Starling-Silvey, Versailles, Missouri
17 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups King Arthur Unbleached Self-Rising Flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar and baking powder. Cut in
  • butter until mixture is crumbly; stir in buttermilk just until
  • blended. Stir in chocolate chips;
  • Turn dough onto a floured surface; knead gently 8-10 times. Pat into
  • a 9-in. circle. Cut with a floured 2-in. biscuit cutter. Place 1 in.
  • apart on greased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 450° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to
  • wire racks.
  • In a small bowl, combine glaze ingredients until smooth. Drizzle over
  • scones. Serve warm. Yield: about 1-1/2 dozen.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 229 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 395 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.