Nov 25

Simple Chocolate Chip Scones

Chocolate Chip Scone Recipe

Eggs are an integral part of my family's diet -- we eat them near daily all year long. So during the holiday season when I'm doing extra baking, I always make sure to pick up a few extra cartons so I have plenty on hand for an impromptu batch of cookies... or a spur of the moment batch of scones, like this super simple chocolate chip scone recipe!

If you love to bake just because, like I do, you might be interested in learning more about America's egg farmers' partnership with Share our Strength's No Kid Hungry Bake Sale to help fight childhood hunger. They'll be hosting some fun giveaways weekly on Facebook, and you can enter by engaging with the giveaway post.

The great news is that not only does your engagement get you entered in the giveaway, but American Egg Farmers will also donate a dozen eggs to the project on your behalf. AND if you'd really love to help them in their fight against hunger, please consider hosting your own Share Our Strength Bake Sale -- you'll receive half a dozen additional contest entries for doing so. Good luck!

Scones are such a lovely change of pace from the usual muffins and waffles my kids request for breakfast, especially when they're as easy to make as this yummy chocolate chip scone recipe that I found on the American Egg Board website. This is by far the simplest scone recipe I've tried yet, and I particularly love that they're not overly sweet, even with the addition of the chocolate chips.

This chocolate chip scone recipe uses significantly more eggs than other scone recipes I've made in the past, which makes for a super tender texture. The dough comes together very quickly, and the scones bake in about 10 minutes, making this a fantastic recipe for holiday breakfasts and brunches. Simple and easy means you have more time to spend relaxing with family and friends instead of slaving away in the kitchen!

Chocolate Chip Scones

You'll get about 12 scones out of this scone recipe, which is perfect for our family. However, if you need more for a special occasion, be aware that scone recipes typically don't double well. If you need more than a dozen, simply make more than one single batch.

Simple Chocolate Chip Scones

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 12 scones

Simple Chocolate Chip Scones

Ingredients:

  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup salted butter (1-1/2 sticks), cold, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Mix flour, sugar, and baking powder in large bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add chocolate chips; toss to mix.
  3. Beat eggs and cream in medium bowl until blended. Add to flour mixture; stir with a fork just until dry ingredients are moistened.
  4. Knead dough a few strokes on lightly floured surface; pat to 3/4-inch thickness. Cut dough into rounds with lightly floured 3-inch cutter; place on greased baking sheet. Gather scraps and repeat to use all dough.
  5. Bake at 425 degrees until golden brown, about 10-12 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

http://unsophisticook.com/chocolate-chip-scone-recipe/

adapted from American Egg Board

Do you stock up on extra eggs for holiday baking?

This post is brought to you by the American Egg Board. All opinions are 100% mine.

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