Double Chocolate Scones

Um…these aren’t healthy.  Not even a little bit.  I’m sorry?

Actually I’m not really, because what they are is amazing, decadent, rich and chocolate-y.  Everyone needs a treat now and then, and these are definitely worth it.  Sometimes you just need chocolate.  Right?

So, not a breakfast style scone, although I certainly wouldn’t say no to one if it was offered.  But then, I can rarely say no to chocolate.  If you just want a chocolate-y treat with your coffee though, these double chocolate scones will certainly do the trick.  They will be going in the freezer for those days that I just need some chocolate!

Or am I the only one that stashes chocolate treats in the freezer for those days?!  Anyone?

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Double Chocolate Scones

Yield: 8 large scones

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Ingredients

For the scones:
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup unsalted butter, frozen and grated
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 ounces dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
For the glaze:
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons heavy cream

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, cocoa powder and salt. Toss the frozen, grated butter with the dry ingredients using a pastry cutter or your fingers, until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Add the mini chocolate chips and stir to combine.
  3. In a small bowl or measuring cup, place the heavy cream and the chopped dark chocolate, and microwave at 50% power for 2-3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until the chocolate is melted. Be careful to microwave just until the chocolate is melted, if you heat it for too long it will seize. Add the vanilla and stir to combine. Allow to cool slightly. In another small bowl, lightly beat the egg with a fork and then add to the chocolate mixture (making sure it’s just warm, not hot, you don’t want to scramble the egg!), whisking as you pour it in to combine everything.
  4. Pour the chocolate mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until it starts to come together. Dump the dough onto the prepared baking pan and use your hands to form it into an 8 inch disc. Use a very sharp knife to cut it into 8 wedges. You can spread them out a little if you like (I like to as I prefer the slightly crisp edges this produces) but you don’t need to. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until slightly golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. While the scones are baking, prepare the glaze. Whisk together the powdered sugar and heavy cream until smooth and well combined. Cover tightly with plastic wrap until ready to use.
  6. When scones are done baking, remove from the oven and allow to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before drizzling the glaze over top of them. The glaze will set as they cool. These are best the same day, but keep well for up to 3 days at room temperature. They also freeze well in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

Notes

http://bakeeatrepeat.ca/double-chocolate-scones-recipe/

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Comments

  1. says

    I love how you let us know right off the bat these aren’t healthy. No use pretending, right? I mean, it’s chocolate and oh my heavens, these look good. I like your idea of freezing them to take out and munch on whenever you want! Pinning!

  2. Mom says

    I went over and got to taste one of these and it was very yummy, similar to a brownie that went great with my coffee, thanks Stacey!

    • stacey says

      I know right?! I think I was just feeling guilty for posting this immediately after sugar cookies. Oh well, I felt like chocolate, that’s just the way it is some days! Thanks Annie!

  3. says

    You are not the only one. I store almost all my chocolate in the freezer. It’s so much better that way, all cold and crunchy!
    These scones look divine. And yes, they’re breakfast. Sorry, but I need my chocolate 24/7!

    • stacey says

      I suppose scones generally AREN’T healthy, I just certainly could have healthied them up a bit, and chose not to! They were pretty awesome though, so I may need to work on a skinny version once these are gone! Thanks Kelly!

    • stacey says

      Thanks Gayle! They are definitely rich and chocolate-y – needed the coffee with these ones! Thanks for the pin!

  4. says

    Yaaaay! They’re not healthy! Woohoo! I post so many sugary sweet treats, I start to feel guilty that I don’t do as many healthy options! Haha! Bring on the un-healthy! These look awesome! I really don’t make enough scones, and I need to change that. Thanks for sharing, Stacey. :)

    • stacey says

      Haha, thanks Sarah! I was feeling a little guilty about posting these immediately after sugar cookies. But I just was really craving chocolate yesterday so these happened, what can I say?!

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