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Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Scones

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


about 1-1/2 dozen

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
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  • 3 cups self-rising flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. 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;
  2. 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.
  3. Bake at 450° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks.
  4. In a small bowl, combine glaze ingredients until smooth. Drizzle over scones. Serve warm.
Editor's Note
As a substitute for each cup of self-rising flour, place 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a measuring cup. Add all-purpose flour to measure 1 cup.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 229 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 395mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • jesboc
    Apr 28, 2013


  • annikins03
    Jun 17, 2011

    These scones turned out wonderfully. I love the taste of the buttermilk mixed with the chocolate chips and sweet glaze.

  • tubbymd
    May 12, 2011

    My daughter-in-law got me hooked on scones and I tried these and my family loves them. My husband requests these scones. Great texture. For an extra treat I added a chocolate glaze.

  • Susan
    Jan 16, 2007

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