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[Super Creamy] Chocolate Chip Scones

Chocolate Chip Scones from thelittlekitchen.net

Are you like me? Wondering where the year has gone? I can’t believe the kidlets in my state are already back at school! I still remember my first recipe for the Land O’Lakes Kitchen Conversations panel this year! Where has 2014 gone? Soon, we will be thinking about the holidays, can you believe it?

This time around, I wanted to share a baking recipe with you and these chocolate chip scones are perfect for an after school treat or for a weekend brunch. I know you’ll love them because they are super creamy and are quick and easy to make. I used one full stick of Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter – a full stick for this recipe. It’s perfect!

Side note: have you ever had a dry scone? I have and I was always so scared to try to make them myself because of that! I think the combination of the right butter (Land O Lakes® butter of course!) and the heavy cream make for a light, creamy and nice, textured scone that’s not dry!

Chocolate Chip Scones from thelittlekitchen.net

Scoop flour into the measuring cup, don’t shake the cup and don’t push the flour into the cup, otherwise you will pack the flour and have too much.


Chocolate Chip Scones from thelittlekitchen.net

Level off with a butter knife or angled spatula.

Chocolate Chip Scones from thelittlekitchen.net

I whisk all of the dry ingredients to make sure they are evenly incorporated.

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Cut the Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter into cubes.

Chocolate Chip Scones from thelittlekitchen.net

And then use a fork to cut the butter into the flour. Can you see the pea-sized chunks in the flour?

Chocolate Chip Scones from thelittlekitchen.net

Add the heavy cream and mix with your fork.

Chocolate Chip Scones from thelittlekitchen.net

Once it turns into a dough…

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you’re going to need to start using your hands.

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There we go!

Chocolate Chip Scones from thelittlekitchen.net

Use your hands to incorporate the miniature chocolate chips.

Chocolate Chip Scones from thelittlekitchen.net

Pat the dough out about a half inch thickness and cut rounds out with a fluted 2.5 inch biscuit cutter. Ball up the excess dough and roll up into a smooth ball before patting back out and cutting more rounds out.

Chocolate Chip Scones from thelittlekitchen.net

Brush heavy cream on top and then bake them!

Chocolate Chip Scones from thelittlekitchen.net

Slather on some spreadable butter and enjoy! These are so easy to make, honestly I can’t believe I was ever scared to make scones! I know you’ll love them!

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Chocolate Chip Scones Recipe

Yield: 12 to 14 scones

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 17 minutes

Total Time: 32 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • One Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter Stick (1/2 cup, cold), cut into cubes
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream, plus more to brush on the tops
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
  • sanding sugar for topping
  • Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil, for topping

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Add butter and use a fork to cut the butter into the flour. Add cream and vanilla extract mix with fork. Once dough starts forming, you'll probably need to start using your hands. Add chocolate chips and mix with your hands.
  3. Divide dough in half and move to a clean surface and smooth out the dough to 1/2 inch thickness. Use a floured 2.5 inch biscuit cutter to cut out scones. Dip biscuit cutter in flour after cutting each scone. Place on baking sheet and brush heavy cream on top.
  4. Bake for 16 to 17 minutes and sprinkle scones with sanding sugar right after removing from the oven. Allow to cool for a few minutes. Serve with butter.

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Chocolate Chip Scones from thelittlekitchen.net

Disclosure: The Little Kitchen has partnered with Land O’Lakes for an exclusive endorsement of Land O Lakes® Butter for their Kitchen Conversation blogger program. This blog post is sponsored by Land O’Lakes.

31 Responses to “[Super Creamy] Chocolate Chip Scones”

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — August 11, 2014 @ 11:36 am

    I adore scones! The addition of chocolate chips makes me wanna bake a batch right now! Gorgeous!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — August 11, 2014 @ 12:31 pm

    The creamy, soft, moist factor is just thru the roof on these! Can totally see it from the pics! Gorgeous & pinned!

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    Glory/ Glorious Treats — August 11, 2014 @ 12:32 pm

    Would you believe I’ve never made scones??! These look so delicious and perfect!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — August 11, 2014 @ 12:46 pm

    I love scones like this! Looks so yummy!

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    Liz @ Floating Kitchen — August 11, 2014 @ 2:46 pm

    Yum! I love scones. But they certainly cannot be dry. That is tragic. These look so good. And I am feeling the same way lately about the time. Where has it gone! I have the “back to school blues” and I’m not even in school anymore and I don’t have kids!

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    shelly (cookies and cups) — August 11, 2014 @ 3:07 pm

    I can’t tell you how bad I need one (or five) of these right now!

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    • Julie Deily replied: August 11th, 2014 @ 3:10 pm

      I wish I could send you one!! :) PS Your bacon & cheddar scones were the first scones I had ever made!! Thanks for the inspiration!!! :)

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    Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen — August 11, 2014 @ 8:40 pm

    LOVE scones! They are one of my moms specialties and we always begged for chocolate chip, heck I still do! These ones look awesome!

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    Tieghan — August 11, 2014 @ 11:29 pm

    Oh I want these right now. They look so comforting and delicious!

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    Connie @ Sprig and Flours — August 12, 2014 @ 3:36 am

    Scones are my weakness! These look divine! I’m going to whip these up tomorrow morning.

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    Karen — August 12, 2014 @ 7:11 am

    Oh my these look good. Know I will be making these this week sometime. My son will go nuts. Thank you and love the butter me up knife in the last picture. Thank you!

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — August 12, 2014 @ 10:16 am

    I love a good scone! These look perfect!

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    Lori @ RecipeGirl — August 12, 2014 @ 1:08 pm

    Adding these to my must-try soon list!

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    Robin @ Simply Southern Baking — August 12, 2014 @ 2:59 pm

    These look and sound amazing Julie! Wish I had one right now. :)

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    Cookin Canuck — August 13, 2014 @ 10:51 am

    These are some of the prettiest scones I’ve seen in a long time. I can only imagine how tender and buttery they are!

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    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — August 13, 2014 @ 11:43 am

    Your description of these scones sounds like just the kind of scone I love. They’re gorgeous!!

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    Amanda — August 13, 2014 @ 1:59 pm

    These look amazing!!

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    Laura Abshier — August 17, 2014 @ 3:16 am

    Your scones look wonderful, who knew they were so simple to make.

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    Terri C — August 18, 2014 @ 9:34 pm

    Julie these look so good! Must try them!

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    Karen B — August 19, 2014 @ 10:01 am

    At 1/2 thick I got 24. Very delicious! My first attempt at a sweet scone!

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    Shaina — August 19, 2014 @ 10:20 am

    These look incredibly creamy and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Everything you want in a scone.

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    Shruti — August 20, 2014 @ 5:53 am

    Is it baking soda or baking powder? You have written both and i am standing here with all my ingredients, dont know which one to put!!!

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    • Julie Deily replied: August 21st, 2014 @ 12:44 am

      I hope you got my email yesterday, it’s baking powder. Thanks so much!

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    brenda — August 20, 2014 @ 1:16 pm

    I would love to make these but I have a question. In “ingredients” powder is listed. In the directions, it’s referred to as baking soda. Which is it, powder or

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    • Julie Deily replied: August 21st, 2014 @ 12:45 am

      Glad you got my email yesterday telling you it’s baking powder. Hope you enjoy them! :)

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    Shruti — August 21, 2014 @ 12:55 am

    Thx so much for replying Julie! I made them but tgey didnt puff up. In fact the batter was too wet and i ended up making eggless cookies!
    What did i do wrong??

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    marcela — August 24, 2014 @ 9:25 am

    they look insane! i’d eat 5 at once!

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    Gale DiVeglio — November 8, 2014 @ 5:20 pm

    I was wondering if these can be frozen after you back them. Would love to make these ahead of time for Christmas morning. Than you!!

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