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Chocolate Chip Scones

These chocolate chip scones are lightly sweetened with a slightly crusty exterior, a perfect partner for your favorite cup of tea.
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins


  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp cold butter, diced
  • 1 tsp grated lemon peel (packed)
  • 3/4 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup chilled buttermilk
  • 1 Nature's Yoke egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • milk (for glaze)
  • sugar (for sprinkling on top)


  • Preheat oven to 400 F. Butter a baking sheet.
  • Combine flour, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Add butter and lemon peel; rub in with fingertips until butter is reduced to crumbs. Mix in chocolate chips.
  • Whisk buttermilk, egg yolk and vanilla in a small bowl. Add buttermilk mixture to dry ingredients; mix until dough comes together in moist clumps. Gather dough together and divide into two balls.
  • Press dough balls out on lightly floured surface into a round shape about 1/2" thick. (More flour may be needed if dough is too sticky to work with.) Cut dough into wedges. Transfer wedges to prepared baking sheet, spacing an inch apart.
  • Brush scones lightly with milk; sprinkle with sugar. Bake until scones are crusty on top and toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, about 15-20 minutes. Serve warm.
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