Chocolate Chip Scones Recipe

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These scones are delicious warm, served with butter, when the chips are melted and gooey.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Dash salt
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 241 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 178 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a small bowl, combine egg and cream; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in chocolate chips.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead gently 6-8 times. Pat into a 6-in. circle. Cut dough into 6 wedges. Separate wedges and place 1 in. on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 6 scones.
Originally published as Chocolate Chip Scones in Cooking for One or Two Cookbook 2003, p265

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Reviewed Jan. 3, 2016

"Great recipe. I used half and half as I didn't have whipping cream and I used more than 3 tablespoons as the batter was just too dry. It only made 4 but this was just perfect for daughter and me."

Reviewed Oct. 14, 2014

"These are so simple and completely perfect! I replaced the chips with blueberries and they were awesome. I don't need another scone recipe!"

Reviewed Mar. 5, 2014


Reviewed Apr. 11, 2013

"This is my go-to recipe for scones. They're always perfect."

Reviewed Jan. 23, 2011

"I added 1/4 cup toasted almonds and 1/2 tsp. almond extract which made them BEST!"

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