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Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Scones

February 11, 2011
0 Ratings
  • Makes 8
Author Notes

Buttery scones with a surprise ingredient -- sour cream! Adapted from Cookie Madness. —freshandfoodie

What You'll Need
  • 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • .5 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, plus extra for sprinkling on top
  • 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • .25 teaspoons baking soda
  • .5 teaspoons salt
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, very cold and cut into small cubes
  • 1 large egg
  • .5 cups sour cream
  • .25 teaspoons vanilla
  • .5 cups chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Mix flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add the cubes of butter to the flour mixture and using your fingers or a pastry cutter, work the butter into the flour until flour mixture is very coarse.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk sour cream, egg and vanilla until smooth. Use your hands to work the sour cream mixture into flour mixture until the dough starts to come together. Lightly kneed in the chocolate chips. Once the dough completely comes together, turn it onto a clean surface and shape it into a 7-inch flat circle. Cut the circle in half, then cut each half into 3 or 4 triangles, making a total of 6 or 8 scones (I made 6).
  5. Put on a baking sheet, sprinkle with granulated sugar and bake until golden. For 6 scones, this will take 20 – 22 minutes. For 8 scones, it’ll take about 15 to 17 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes before serving.

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4 Reviews

TheWimpyVegetarian June 27, 2012
These look wonderful!! I make chocolate chip biscotti sometimes, and this reminds me a bit of them only better :-)
dressage101 June 22, 2012
made these two days ago, absolutely wonderful, thanks for sharing this recipe!
hardlikearmour February 11, 2011
mrslarkin February 11, 2011