Chocolate Chip Scones with Buttermilk

August 12, 2015
1 Ratings
Photo by bitememore
  • Prep time 30 minutes
  • Cook time 20 minutes
  • Makes 12
Author Notes

Sweet and flaky, these Chocolate Chip Scones are bang-on, slathered in creamy butter, strawberry jam and, dare we say, a dollop of clotted cream. —bitememore

What You'll Need
  • Scones
  • 3 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup cold butter, cut into small cubes
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Sugar Topping
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Cut in butter using a pastry blender or rubbing between fingers, until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in chocolate chips. Add buttermilk and vanilla, stirring just until moistened.
  3. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead briefly, 5 or 6 times, to gather into a large ball. Do not overwork the ball or the result will be tough scones. Divide the ball of dough in half and gently pat each into 8-inch flat rounds. Brush the top of each with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar.
  4. Using a sharp knife, cut each circle into 6 even triangles and place on prepared baking sheet, about 1 inch apart. Bake 16-18 minutes until tops are golden.

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2 Reviews

Jeska S. August 13, 2018
This turned out really well. My dough was a bit crumbly at first but I refrigerated it overnight and it baked up really well. There is a typo in the recipe-noting baking powder twice but the second one should be baking soda in the ingredient list. I will be making these again!
bitememore August 13, 2018
Thanks for pointing the error out to us know Jeska! :)

We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed this recipe!