Double Chocolate Scones Recipe

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Chocolate lovers will adore these moist, decadent scones that won me a blue ribbon in a baking competition. They’re perfect for a tea or brunch, and the mix of cocoa and chocolate chips makes them sweet enough for dessert. —Stephanie Sorbie, Glendale, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Nutritional Facts

1 scone: 412 calories, 25g fat (15g saturated fat), 114mg cholesterol, 334mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 3g fiber), 8g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, whisk the first five ingredients. Cut in cream cheese and butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In another bowl, whisk one egg, cream and vanilla; stir into crumb mixture just until moistened. Stir in chocolate chips.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead gently 10 times. Pat dough into a 6-in. circle. Cut into eight wedges. Place wedges on a greased baking sheet. In a small bowl, whisk remaining egg; brush over scones. Bake 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Serve warm. Yield: 8 scones.
Originally published as Double Chocolate Scones in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2015, p183

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BetseyWR User ID: 6621854 247910
Reviewed May. 5, 2016

"Made these for the first time and loved them.. Cut them in half after baking. Perfect for a quick bite."

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