Best Chocolate Chip Scone Recipe


Chocolate Chip Scone Recipe

Enjoying scones that are light and flaky has never been easier than with this chocolate chip scone recipe. Once you have tried these delicious scones, there is no going back.

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They are so easy to make and taste fabulous. Check out our step-by-step instructions below on how you too can make this easy scone recipe.

Chocolate Chip Scones

Chocolate chip scones are the perfect way to start off your day. Chocolate chip scones are easy to make, and they make a fabulous breakfast no matter if you are looking for a fancy brunch recipe, or an easy make-ahead recipe for your breakfast when you are on the go. 

Scones are fabulous because they are not loaded down with sugar like other breakfast foods, but they still provide that sweet treat, and a bit of chocolatey goodness to start your day off on the right foot. 

Not only do chocolate chip scones make a delicious breakfast, but they also work well as a snack, or even aside for other meals. 

Sweet Scones

Scones are a sweet treat that are not too overpowering in their sweetness. Chocolate chip scones are easy to make and taste fabulous. They will satisfy your sweet tooth but are not extremely sweet. Plus, you get the added benefit of chocolate chips included in the scones. They will make every chocolate lover happy. 

Why this Recipe is so Great:

Easy To Make. There are so many reasons why this recipe is so great. Our chocolate chip scone recipe is fabulous because it is very easy to make, and does not require much hands-on time to prepare. 

Sweet and Chocolate. Another reason why this chocolate chip scone recipe is so great is that it is slightly sweet and contains chocolate chips. 

One of the great things about making your own chocolate chip scones is that you can add as many or as few chocolate chips as you wish, and they can be your favorite type of chocolate. 

Perfect Breakfast, Brunch, or Snack. This chocolate chip scone recipe makes a delicious breakfast or brunch recipe, and it also makes for a tasty snack. No matter what you are looking for, we think that this recipe for chocolate chip scone is fabulous! 

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Easy Chocolate Chip Scones

Suggested Baking Tools

Mixing bowl

Measuring cups

Pizza cutter

Cookie sheet

Recipe Ingredients

Scone Ingredients:

Granulated sugar

All-purpose flour

Baking powder


Frozen butter, grated, or cut into very small cubes


Heavy cream

Chocolate chips

Icing Ingredients:

Powdered sugar



Chocolate Drizzle Ingredients:

Chocolate chips

Heavy cream

How to Make Chocolate Chip Scones

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Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1: Preheat Oven

Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). 

Step 2: Make The Scone Dough

In a mixing bowl combine your dry ingredients. This includes granulated sugar, all-purpose flour, salt, and baking powder. 

Next, we highly recommend using a box grater to grate your frozen butter. If you do not have a greater you can simply cut the butter into fine pieces. Add your butter to your dry ingredients. 

Stir to combine or use a pastry cutter to mix together. Add heavy cream and vanilla. Gently fold the dough together until combined. You want to mix just until the dough begins to come together. Be careful to not overmix the dough. 

Step 3: Kneed To Form A Ball

Add your chocolate chips to your scone dough and gently knead them together until you form a ball with chocolate chips throughout.  

Step 4: Cutting into Scones

Divide your ball into two even balls. Gently pat it down and cut into approximately eight wedges for each ball of dough. Place your wedges evenly spaced on a lightly greased cookie sheet. 

Step 5: Brush

Before baking, take a bit of milk and brush the top of each scone with it. Sprinkle the top of your scone with granulated sugar or large sugar chunks. 

Step 6: Bake

Bake at 375°F for approximately 15 minutes, or until the bottom of your scones are light golden brown. 

Step 7: Cool

Allow the scones to cool before you add your toppings. 

Step 8: Glaze and Drizzle

In a small mixing bowl prepare your glaze and set it aside. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt your chocolate chips by microwaving for 30 seconds then stir, repeating until your chocolate chips are melted.

This typically takes between 1 minute and 1 minute 30 seconds. Add your glaze and chocolate drizzles on top of your scones, then serve and enjoy! 

Finishing Touches On Your Scones

Why Brush Scones With Milk Or Cream. We enjoy brushing our scones with milk or cream, then sprinkle a pinch of sugar on top of each scone before it is baked. This provides a lovely finish to your scones and helps the top to brown slightly. 

Egg Wash for Scones. You may also choose to add an egg wash to your scones when they are in the final stages of baking. To add an egg wash, you can remove the scones from the oven, then mix one egg white with a little bit of water, then brush it over the top of the scone. Continue baking for at least 5 more minutes before removing them from the oven and allowing them to cool. 

Glaze. Adding an icing glaze to your scones is optional but is a very nice way to finish your scones off and add a bit of elegant flair to them as well. 

Chocolate Drizzle. We also enjoy adding a drizzle of melted chocolate chips to the cooled scones before serving. This makes them look especially pretty and adds extra chocolate for all of you chocolate lovers. 

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Pro Tips/Recipe Notes

Make them round or wedge-shaped. Scones are traditionally in a wedge or a triangle shape. To do this, we recommend patting your ball of dough flat, then using a pizza cutter and slicing your scones. 

Use cold ingredients. One of the keys to making the perfect chocolate chip scone recipe is to use cold ingredients. It is key that your ingredients be cold, and even use frozen butter for the best possible scones. 

Add the liquid gradually. When you add the liquid to your dry ingredients, pour it in slowly and mix so that your liquid is gradually added to your dough. 

Use a fresh baking powder. Make sure that the baking powder you are using is fresh, and not outdated. Using new baking powder will give you the best results for your scones. 

Serving. Ideally, you want to serve your scones after they have cooled. Although they can be served warm, the best flavors will be enjoyed after they have cooled to room temperature. 

Choosing Chocolate Chips. Choosing the best chocolate chips for your chocolate chip scone recipe can be entirely up to your preference. We prefer to use dark chocolate chips, or mini chocolate chips for our scone recipe, however, you can use whichever type of chocolate chips you like the best. 

The Key to Light and Flaky Scones. The key to light and flaky scones is to use cold ingredients, especially frozen butter if you are able, then shred the butter using a box grater. Finally, when you are making the dough, make sure it is not handled too much. Following these simple steps will give you the best light and flaky scones. 

Frozen Grated Butter. Using frozen grated butter is one of the simplest and best ways to make your scones turn out light and flaky. Simply freeze your sticks of butter ahead of time, then great your frozen butter with a box grater. Keep your butter frozen until you are ready to add it to your recipe. 

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How to Store Scones

Room Temperature. For best results, you can transfer your chocolate chip scones after they have been cooled to an air tight container, then store them at room temperature in a dry location for 2 to 3 days on the counter. 

Refrigerator. We do not recommend storing chocolate chip scones made with this recipe in the refrigerator. Scones that are stored in the refrigerator tend to become hard, and not taste as good. 

Freezing Instructions. Freeze chocolate chip scones both before they are baked, and after your scones have been baked. 

How to Freeze Scones

Freeze Before Baked – To freeze scones before they have been baked, prepare as instructed above, and cut to freeze scones before they have been baked, prepare as instructed above, and cut each scone into its shape.

Then, place your scones on parchment paper, and on a cookie sheet. Freeze for one hour, so they are solid, then transfer to an airtight container, or seal them in a plastic freezer bag and freeze for up to one month. 

Freeze After Baked – Chocolate chip scones can also be frozen after they have been baked. To do this allow your scones to cool to room temperature, then place them into the freezer on a cookie sheet for approximately one hour or until they are frozen solid.

Then transfer the chocolate chip scones to an airtight container, or seal them in a plastic freezer bag. Place them back into the freezer and freeze them for up to three months. 

Thawing Frozen Scones

To thaw frozen scones, remove them from the freezer and allow them to thaw overnight in the refrigerator for raw scone dough, or on the countertop for baked scones. 

Once thawed, you can bake scones as instructed above. You may also reheat baked scones in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time until warm, or in the oven at 350°F for approximately 10 minutes or until warmed through. 

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Can these scones be made in advance?

Yes, this scone recipe can be prepared in advance. Then store your prepared scones in an airtight container at room temperature. Or you can choose to freeze your scones in the freezer for a longer amount of time. 

Can you freeze these scones?

Yes, these scones may be frozen as long as they are sealed in an airtight container. 

What’s the Secret to Making Tender, Flaky Scones?

There are a few differences to making tender and flaky scones. The main secret is to use frozen butter that has been grated. Store in the freezer until you are ready to use. You can also be sure that you do not overmix your scone batter, which will help it remain light and flaky. 

What’s the Best Type of Chocolate for Scones?

The best type of chocolate may depend on your taste preferences. While we prefer to use dark chocolate chips or mini chocolate chips, you may choose any kind of chocolate that you like the best. Chocolate chunks also work well for this recipe. 

Easy Chocolate Chip Scones

This recipe for chocolate chip scones is easy to make, and they taste fabulous. Making these scones does not require a lot of time and energy, and can be prepared with very little hands on time. The main thing that requires you to think in advance is to freeze the butter for the best possible scones. 

Mini Chocolate Chip Scones

Our chocolate chip scone recipe can be made with mini chocolate chips, and results in fabulous chocolate chip scones for everyone to enjoy. No matter if you are looking for a breakfast, brunch, or snack recipe, this chocolate chip scone recipe is the perfect one for you. Give it a try today and let us know what you think about it! We hope you will love it as much as we do. 

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Faith is the resident baking expert of this sister duo, and first started baking at age ten when she learned to make chocolate chip cookies on her own. From there she went on to have her own night of the week to make dinner for the whole family. She is excited to share amazing recipes and a love of food, and help you become kitchen smart!

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