Thursday, February 4, 2016

Cooking Simplified: Chocolate Chip Scones

Scones are a true family favorite when it comes to breakfast in our home. I have tried several different versions so far, and the one my boys especially like are Chocolate Chip Scones.
They are very delicious, filling, and easy to make...

Chocolate Chip Scones

Ingredients:

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons butter, chilled and cubed
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
3 tablespoons orange juice

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. With a pastry blender or a large fork, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the milk chocolate chips. Mix in the orange juice to form a dough.

Turn out the dough on a floured surface. Pat or roll into a rectangle about 1/2 inch thick, and with a biscuit cutter or knife, cut out 12 scones. I like to spread some butter on the dough and sprinkle with a bit of sugar, but this step is completely optional. Transfer the scones to the baking sheet.

Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 12 minutes. Move to wire racks to cool a bit before serving. (We spread butter on ours before eating, but once again...this step is completely optional.)

I hope your family enjoys them as much as mine does! :)



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