Chocolate Chip Scones – Sugar Spun Run

These tender and buttery Chocolate Chip Scones are easy to make in simply over half an hour! My recipe contains an elective candy vanilla glaze for a bakery-style look. Recipe features a how-to video!

Triangular chocolate chip scones arranged in a circle on a cooling rack.

Chocolate Chip Scones From Scratch

My siblings (important as they could be) name these chocolate chip scones the “finest scones ever”, and I’ve to agree. They’re tender, flaky, exceptionally buttery, and dotted with candy mini chocolate chips. They’re additionally extremely simple to make, because the dough comes collectively within the meals processor (I present directions for find out how to make them and not using a meals processor too!).

Very similar to my basic scone recipe, these scones are sweetened simply sufficient, making them a fantastic breakfast choice. Nonetheless, since I can’t resist, I high off mine with a lightweight vanilla glaze (I nearly did a chocolate glaze, however didn’t need to make issues too chocolatey–that’s what this chocolate scone recipe is for!). You possibly can skip the glaze when you’d like, nevertheless it’s solely 3 substances and so easy to make.

It’s a bit onerous to inform within the pictures, however I wish to make these as miniature 2-3 chew scones. At this dimension, these are the right pairing for a cup of sizzling chocolate or espresso. You possibly can all the time make them “common” sized, too although!

What You Want

Overhead view of ingredients including flour, powdered sugar, chocolate chips, butter.

Simply 10 substances come collectively for this chocolate chip scones recipe. Listed below are an important ones:

  • Butter. Use unsalted butter and ensure it’s VERY chilly earlier than you get began. The colder your butter, the higher your scones can be.
  • Cream. pour of heavy cream makes these scones tremendous tender and fluffy. You can too use double cream or whipping cream.
  • Brown sugar. Utilizing mild brown sugar as a substitute of normal granulated deepens the flavour of those scones and makes them style paying homage to their inspiration–chocolate chip cookies!
  • Chocolate chips. I like to make use of mini semisweet chips (particularly when making these into mini scones). In case you want darkish chocolate or milk chocolate, be at liberty to make use of both.

SAM’S TIP: If I’m feeling a bit lazy, I’ll skip the vanilla glaze and simply brush the scones with cream and sprinkle with sugar earlier than baking. This provides slightly additional sweetness and texture on high (it’s my favourite a part of the scone!).

Keep in mind, that is simply an outline of the substances I used and why. For the total recipe please scroll all the way down to the underside of the put up!

The right way to Make Chocolate Chip Scones

Collage of four photos showing scone dough being prepared in a food processor and worked into a disc.
  1. Combine the dry substances – Mix the flour sugar, baking powder, and salt in a meals processor.
  2. Scatter the butter – Add the chilly butter items and pulse till the butter has been minimize in.
  3. Add the cream – Add the cream and vanilla and pulse once more till the dough begins to clump collectively.
  4. Type the dough right into a disc – Switch the dough to a flippantly floured floor, add the chocolate chips, and kind it right into a disc.
Collage of four photos showing scone dough being laminated, cut, and placed on a baking sheet.
  1. Laminate the dough – Fold the dough over itself, flip it 90 levels, and fold once more. Repeat this course of 5 occasions complete.
  2. Reduce into wedges – Type the dough again right into a disc and minimize it into 8 wedges.
  3. Bake – Place the scones 1″ aside on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 13-14 minutes at 375F.
  4. Cool and revel in! Let the scones cool fully on their baking sheet earlier than topping with glaze.

SAM’S TIP: Folding the dough over on itself in the course of the lamination course of creates lovely flaky layers (I take advantage of this system in my do-it-yourself biscuits as properly!). Scroll all the way down to the video beneath when you want a visible for this step.

Two scones stacked on top of each other with the top scone missing a bite.

Often Requested Questions

Can I take advantage of milk as a substitute of cream?

I don’t advocate it. Cream helps give these scones their tender and flaky texture. Milk simply doesn’t have sufficient fats to work the identical manner.

Why are there no eggs on this recipe?

Throughout my testing course of, I discovered that including eggs produced much less fluffy and tender chocolate chip scones. As a substitute, we’ll use heavy cream, which retains these scones flavorful with out compromising their texture.

How can I make these prematurely?

Wrap every scone in cling wrap and place in an hermetic container. They’ll preserve within the fridge this manner for as much as 3 days, or you’ll be able to place them within the freezer for as much as 3 months.

While you’re able to bake, frozen scones will simply take a minute or two longer. Refrigerated scones will bake in the identical time as freshly made scones.

Overhead view of scones topped with vanilla glaze and chocolate chips arranged in a circle.

Love chocolate for breakfast? Attempt my chocolate chip muffins!

Take pleasure in!

Let’s bake collectively! I’ll be strolling you thru all of the steps in my written recipe and video beneath! In case you do that recipe, be sure you tag me on Instagram, and you may as well discover me on YouTube and Fb

Triangular chocolate chip scones arranged in a circle on a cooling rack.

Chocolate Chip Scones

These tender and buttery chocolate chip scones are easy to make in simply over half an hour! My recipe contains an elective candy vanilla glaze for a bakery-style look. Recipe features a how-to video!


Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Scones

Delicacies: American

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Prepare dinner Time: 13 minutes

Complete Time: 33 minutes

Servings: 16 mini scones

Energy: 205kcal

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  • Preheat oven to 375F (190C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Put aside.

  • Within the basin of a meals processor, mix flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. Cowl with lid and pulse to mix.

    2 cups all-purpose flour, ¼ cup mild brown sugar, 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder, ¼ teaspoon salt

  • Scatter chilly butter items over the flour combination and pulse once more till butter items are largely mixed however some discernible items (no bigger than pea-sized) stay.

    ½ cup unsalted butter

  • Mix heavy cream and vanilla extract in a measuring cup and whisk collectively. Pour evenly over flour/butter combination.

    ½ cup heavy cream, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Pulse once more till the combination is usually mixed and starting to cling collectively.

  • Switch to a clear, flippantly floured floor and sprinkle chocolate chips overtop. Use your arms to softly work the dough collectively, distributing the chocolate chips as you go, till you could have a disc. Fold dough over itself, flip 90 levels and fold once more. Repeat this 4 extra occasions.

    ½ cup mini chocolate chips

  • Type dough into 2 separate 4” (10cm) discs (for mini scones) or one 6” (15cm) discs (for normal scones).

  • Utilizing a pointy knife, minimize every disc into 8 wedges, urgent straight down with every minimize (don’t noticed).

  • Switch scones to ready baking sheet, spacing 1” aside. Switch to preheated oven and bake for 13-14 minutes, till cooked by way of.

  • Enable scones to chill on baking sheet. As soon as cooled, high with vanilla glaze, if desired.

Vanilla Glaze

  • Whisk collectively powdered sugar, 2 Tablespoons milk, and vanilla extract. Add extra milk as wanted till glaze is clean and drizzles off the whisk.

    1 cup powdered sugar, 2-4 Tablespoons milk, ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Dip the tops of cooled scones in glaze or drizzle with glaze. Enable glaze to set earlier than serving.


Meals Processor

In case you don’t have a meals processor you can also make the scones by whisking collectively the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Reduce the butter into the dry substances with both a pastry cutter, field grater, or pair of knives. Whisk collectively heavy cream and vanilla and pour over and stir till well-combined. The dough can be very dry however will come along with some effort. If completely essential you’ll be able to add a bit extra cream, a splash at a time.


Retailer in an hermetic container at room temperature for as much as 2 days.

Authentic Recipe

This recipe was up to date January of 2023. I improved the recipe to present it a larger depth of taste and to make it simpler to assemble with the identical mild and buttery outcomes. The brand new recipe is my desire (and my many blind taste-testers agreed.) Nonetheless, in case you are on the lookout for the unique recipe, you could find my authentic chocolate chip scones right here. I like to recommend the brand new recipe and am now not accepting feedback or questions on the unique recipe. 


Serving: 1mini scone | Energy: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fats: 10g | Saturated Fats: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fats: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fats: 2g | Trans Fats: 0.2g | Ldl cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 75mg | Potassium: 33mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 302IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg

Dietary info relies on third-party calculations and needs to be thought of an estimate solely. Precise dietary content material will fluctuate based mostly upon manufacturers used, measuring strategies, cooking methodology, portion sizes, and extra.

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