This is one of my go-to recipes!
It’s quick, easy, and the ingredients are things I always seem to have on hand. Plus, it’s so easy to customize to the flavors you are craving.
Like the rest of the world, I’ve found myself at home more lately. I am very thankful to still be able to work from home, and now that I no longer have my long commute to and from the office, I have a little extra time on my hands to get back to one of my favorite past times: baking. I love cooking, but baking is where it’s at! What can I say, I have a pretty large sweet tooth!
Scones are sweet but subtle enough to enjoy with a cup of coffee in the morning or hot tea in the afternoon. Scones are basically biscuits filled with sweet surprises! I am keeping it simple and mixing in chocolate chips for this recipe, but you could easily swap them for walnuts, blackberries, cinnamon chips -- just about anything, really!
This is a great recipe to get the kids involved. They can’t really mess it up, and you have to get your hands dirty.
2-3/4 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 tbsp baking power
¾ tsp salt
1 stick cold butter, cubed
2 tsp vanilla
½ cup milk
¾ cup chocolate chips (or whatever else you like!)
Combine all of the dry ingredients together in a large bowl with a whisk. Add in the cubed butter, and use your fingers to “rub” the butter in until the cubes are mostly incorporated.
Whisk together the egg, milk, and vanilla in a separate bowl. Add to the dry ingredients, and mix just until combined. Lastly, stir in the chocolate chips.
Flour a working surface and pour out the dough and form it into a large disc about 1 to 1-1/2 inches thick. Use a pizza cutter to cut into 8 slices.
Place the scones on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper in the freezer for 15 minutes. While the scones are setting, preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Transfer to the oven and bake for 12 minutes or until just golden around the edges.