Anytime Snack: Chocolate Chip Scones

I think people don't realize how easy it is to make scones.  Really, you can do it.  You don't even need a mixer other than a pastry cutter.

Adapted from: Macaroni and Cheesecake

You'll Need:
-2 + 1/2 cups flour
-1/4 cup oatmeal
-1/3 cup sugar
-3/4 teaspoon salt
-1 Tablespoon + 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
-1 stick cold butter, cut in pieces
-8 ounces chocolate chips or chunks
-2 eggs
-1 + 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
-1/3 cup heavy cream
-1/4 cup milk
-baking sheet
-pastry cutter
-parchment paper or silpat
-2 bowls
-surface to form dough on


In a large bowl, mix up all of the dry ingredients with a whisk. Then, cut in the butter until it is in small pieces with the pastry cutter.


Toss the chocolate into the flour mixture.  Mix up wet ingredients in another bowl.


Make a slight well in the middle of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet.  Fold together with a spatula.


As the dough just comes together, sprinkle a surface with flour and dump the dough out to form it into 2 rectangles, about 4x12 and 1 inch thick.  Cut each rectangle into 3 equal-ish squares and cut each square diagonally. (I like to use a bench/pastry scraper for this.)


Arrange the triangles on the parchment lined backing sheet and pop it in the freezer for about 15 minutes while the oven preheats to 425 degrees (F).


Once the oven is preheated, (to 425 degrees F) pop 'em in and bake for about 7 minutes, then turn the baking sheet around and cook until slightly browned, about 9 minutes. Let them cool on wire racks for 5-10 minutes.  Eat 'em up!

Fact of the Matter: I am so happy there is finally cool weather.

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