Easy Chocolate Chip Scones Recipe

This chocolate chip scone recipe is the best of both worlds combining the great taste of chocolate chip cookies and cream scones. Tender and flakey with a moist crumb, a nice golden crust, and the melted chocolate chips are sure to win you over. 

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These chocolate chip cream scones are moist and delicious and sure to be a family favorite!

I LOVE Scones

They are the perfect breakfast and a tempting treat on their own–and when you add a little chocolate they become irresistible! 

It’s no secret I love chocolate chip cookies too, so this combo is one of my all time favorites.

These scones are made with heavy cream, so no butter or eggs are needed, and with the price of eggs these days, this may just become your new go-to dessert recipe! 

My favorite way to enjoy these is right out of the oven with a nice strong cup of coffee before anyone else in the house awakes. There’s something special about the stillness and quiet of the morning when it’s just me, my cup of coffee, and these tasty scones all to myself. 

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Now let’s get back on track, 

scones…

The first scones were produced in Scotland in the 1500s from a single circular loaf of oats that had been scored into five or six wedges. Then it was fried on a griddle. When the Queen of England saw them, they caused a sensation in the 1840s. Since then, they have been a mainstay at any proper tea, typically served with jam or Devonshire cream. Since then, we’ve found all kinds of different ways to enjoy them. 

People often feel intimidated by making scones, but it’s really not that difficult–in fact, if you’ve made biscuits, then you’ll have no problem making these. And if this is your first time making any baked goods from scratch, just follow my careful instructions and once you get your feet wet, you’ll be making them often and adding your own little twists. 

And speaking of twists, if chocolate isn’t your thing, I have lots of other scone recipes to tingle the taste buds of any pallet–from sweet to spicy! In lieu of chocolate chips, you can add another flavor chip like peanut butter, butterscotch, raisins, walnuts, or pecans. If you’re a chocolate chip can and want more chocolate coat the tops of bottoms of the scoens with chocolate like I did in these Fig Scones.

Some more of my favorites are:

 

  • Blueberry Scones– I’m a huge blueberry lover so these can be found often in my kitchen
  • Jalapeno Cheddar Scones – These are a savory option full of cheese and with just a hint of spice. And if you like a bit more heat, I offer ways to increase the heat!
  • Pumpkin Scones– the BEST reason to always have a can of pumpkin in the pantry all year long
  • Lemon Scones – Probably the flavor most people are familiar with. It’s sweet with a little tang and incredibly addictive.
  • Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Filled Scones – Soo Good! Definitely more of a dessert, and perfect in the fall and winter months.

And there’s a lot more to explore as well, take a look and find the right one for you! 

What makes these chocolate chip cream scones so amazing is heavy cream. It creates a moist scone with a smooth texture that is less crumbly in nature. Cream scones are simple to make as there is no cutting in the butter, which some people find not only time consuming it can be tedious. This scone will be ultra tender and is a delectable indulgence, no matter when you enjoy them. Slather them warm with butter, top them with powdered sugar, or drizzle them with some maple syrup… oh the options are endless.

 

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With that being said, let’s get started!

  • all-purpose flour
  • brown sugar
  • granulated sugar
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • heavy cream
  • vanilla extract
  • chocolate chips

To begin, preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

Using a mixer, on a low setting, mix your flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Continuing to mix on low, slowly pour your heavy cream and vanilla into the mixer.

Next, add your chocolate chips and mix just until combined–the mixture should be like large crumbs, not a dough ball. This is the way scone dough is, but if you pinch some dough between your fingers, it will hold together.

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Turn the mixture out onto waxed paper and pat it into place, roll to desired thickness–one inch is normal but you can choose to make them thinner or thicker if you like. 

Cut into triangles. Have fun with it! They don’t have to be perfect triangles. Alternatively, you can scoop with a 3-tablespoon scoop. Simply press the dough into the scoop to hold its shape, then drop it onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.

I made these thinner and was able to get 16 nice sized scones. If you want thick scones you can leave the dough nice and thick at least an inch thick and cut into 8 triangles.

 

brush with cream for a golden exterior

Brush the tops of each scone with a little heavy cream. This helps them achieve a firm crust and adds a little golden color to the baking process.

Bake until a toothpick comes out clean and scones feel “light” when picked up versus “heavy and wet”–usually about 15 minutes.

That’s it!

Now that you’ve had a taste, no doubt you’ll be baking these up often!

Could I use milk to replace the cream?

The main item is heavy cream to make these easily. Alternatively, you can use butter and milk. Replace heavy cream with 3/4 cup of butter and 3/4 cup of milk. When doing this, cut the butter in with the flour first before adding my milk.

Can I use milk instead of heavy cream?

Not in this recipe, since this recipe doesn’t use eggs or butter, you’ll need heavy cream to make the scones tender. the cream helps the scones bake and create air pockets so they’re a great texture and not heavy and tough.

How much should I mix the dough?

Less is more when it comes to scones. The more you mix, the more gluten will be developed in the dough, and this will lead to a tough scone. You want the final mix to resemble crumbs. Then the mixture will get pressed together, rolled, or patted into shape and cut.

Do you have a plain scone recipe I can use to experiment with?

I have a cream scone recipe and  I also have a buttermilk scone recipe that adds a bit of tang and would also be great with cranberries, nuts, and candied ginger.

Can I add other flavors to these scones?

Yes, you can add some almond, maple, or even coconut extract for a really yummy flavor. Add in some slivered almonds, diced walnuts, or even some cooked chopped bacon to elevate the flavor of these scones.

Why do you brush the tops of the scones with heavy cream before baking?

The heavy cream brushed on top allows a firmer crust on the tops of the scones, they remain tender inside. It allows the outer area to bake up more golden giving it added flavor and texture.

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What makes these scones so easy?

Well, let me tell you.

These scones are made with heavy cream, so no butter or eggs are needed, and with the price of eggs these days, this may just become your new go-to dessert recipe! 

This scone recipe is also made in the bowl of a mixer, so it’s easy on your hands and shoulders perfect for my overworked shoulders. I’ve been nursing one of my shoulders or the other for years now, it’s always something, right!

 

Chocolate Chip Cream Scone

Deliciously tender scones with the delicious addition of chocolate chips, it's like a chocolate chip cookie, thick and tender and flavorful and great served warm to enjoy the chocolate chips are melted and spread with butter for added richness.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, English
Servings: 15 -18
Author: Diane Schmidt, Created by Diane

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°
  • In the bowl of a mixer add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Give the mixer a mix on low to combine.
  • Then slowly pour the heavy cream and vanilla into the mixer as it’s mixing.
  • Add the chocolate chips and mix until just combined, the mixture will look like large crumbs, but moist.
  • It’ll stay together if pinched.
  • Turn the mixture out onto wax paper and pat it into place, roll to desired thickness, and cut into triangles.
  • Or scoop with a 3 tablespoon scoop and press the dough into the scoop to hold its shape, then drop onto parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Brush the tops of each scone with a little heavy cream. It’ll help them get a little golden and a firm crust.
  • Bake until a toothpick comes out clean and scones feel “light” when picked up versus “heavy and wet”. But don’t over bake.
  • These baked for 15 minutes at 375°.
  • Test the scones with a toothpick, add 1 minute at a time if needed. Larger or thicker scones may take a minute or two longer.

 

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