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chocolate chip scones

Dark Chocolate Chip Scones

Linda Appiah
This Dark Chocolate Chip Scones recipe is light, fluffy, and delicious. They are full of dark chocolate chips and less sweet than most recipes. These scones go well with coffee for early breakfast.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast, Quick breads, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 175 kcal


  • 2 cups (250g) all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus extra for work surface
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • cup (67g) sugar
  • ½ cup (113g; 1 stick)unsalted butter, frozen
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup (240g) heavy cream plus 1 tablespoon for brushing
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extra
  • ½ teaspoon cocoa extract
  • 1 cup (170g) dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons coarse sugar for sprinkling on top


  • Preheat oven to 375 °F and lined baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, sugar, chocolate chips and mix. Grate the frozen butter directly into the flour mixture and combine with a fork or your fingers. The mixture should resemble breadcrumbs with pea- size crumbs.
  • Whisk whipping cream, egg, cocoa, and vanilla extract together in a small mixing bowl. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry or flour ingredients, and gently mix to combine. Transfer dough onto a floured board, form it into two 8 inches disc using your fingers. Use a bench scraper or sharp knife to cut each into 8 wedges.
  • Brush the scones with whipping cream and sprinkle with coarse sugar. Transfer the scones onto the prepared baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven for 18- 22minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool.


  • You can use a circle cutter or ice scoop to shape the scones.
  • The baked scones can be kept at room temperature for about 3 days in an airtight container.
  • For more tender scones, replace ½ of the all-purpose flour with cake flour. You can use only all-purpose flour and that works great.
  • These scones make 16 servings but if you want just 8 servings, then the calories will increase so keep that in mind.
  • This recipe was adapted from my Starbucks blueberry scones


Calories: 175kcal
Keyword dark chocolate chip scones, scones
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