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Chocolate Chip Scones

on August 7, 2018

This recipe for Chocolate Chip Scones has been around since I ripped the section for scones out of an old magazine I had years ago. I can’t find a name on the pages I ripped out, and I can’t find a year, but I think it could have been an old issue of Country Living Magazine. There are several recipes in these pages, all perfect for breakfast, brunch, or afternoon tea. This photo of my great-grandmother reminds me of afternoon tea (or coffee). Look at that dress! She came to this country all alone from Norway when she was 18 years old. A doctor from a small town up north sponsored her and she worked for him for several years to pay that off before traveling to Minneapolis to work as a housekeeper. There she met her husband, they married, and moved to a farm in the area where I grew up. They had 6 children before her husband died when my grandpa (the youngest) was 2 years old.

She met the challenge of running a farm and raising their 6 wonderful children all by herself. I’m sure she didn’t have much time for afternoon tea, but I hope she took the time to do that once in a while. Just a few years ago my oldest daughter did a college art video project about her life, so we learned a lot and now know that their farm is still there. I love that she was smart and is reading in the photo because my Grandpa was also very smart but had to leave school after 8th grade to help run the farm. So many great stories – so little time to tell them all!

Back to the scones. I originally made these for my chocolate loving mom, but found out that they are ridiculously delicious and my whole family loves them, too. Oh oh.

Here is the recipe as I made it:

Chocolate Chip Scones

In a large bowl, combine:

2 cups self-rising flour (if using regular flour, add 2 t. baking powder and 1/2 t. salt)

3 Tablespoons sugar

With pastry blender or knives, cut in:

1/2 cup vegetable shortening (I used butter)

Cut in until shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

In a small bowl, combine:

1/2 cup milk

1 large egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

Add to dry ingredients.

Add:

1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Mix with fork until mixture clings together and forms a soft dough.

Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface and knead gently a few times, if needed.

Use a rolling pin (or use hands) to roll dough into a 7 inch round.

Cut into 4 wedges (I cut it into 6).

Place scones onto greased baking sheet and pierce tops with times of a fork (at this point I also used a little cream brushed on top and then sprinkled tops with coarse sanding sugar).

Bake at 425 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve warm.

I used my trusty blender to get started.

Mixing everything with a fork help bring it all together.

I used my hands to pat out the dough and then cut it into 6 wedges.

I used coarse sanding sugar to make the scones sparkle, but regular sugar works, too. I love the sugary crust it makes on the top of the scones.

Oh yum.

Out of the oven and best warm with butter. Maybe also some homemade jam?

If you’re looking for an easy and delicious treat for your breakfast, brunch, or afternoon tea (or coffee), this is definitely it. These Chocolate Chip Scones are ridiculously good, and you and your guests are going to love them!


4 responses to “Chocolate Chip Scones

  1. mistimaan says:

    Looks yummy đŸ™‚

  2. […] years ago. These magazine pages have several recipes on there, one being the ridiculously delicious Chocolate Chip Scones I made last summer. I hadn’t made this particular recipe before, but it sounded like a […]

  3. […] a magazine article that I ripped out of a magazine years ago. This magazine article had both the Chocolate Chip Scones and Maple Pecan Scones recipes in it, and as I’ve said before, I’m working my way […]

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