Decadent Chocolate Chip Scones

Decadent Chocolate Chip Scones

Decadent Chocolate Chip Scones: A Delicious Twist on a Classic

Decadent Chocolate Chip Scones are a delightful variation of the traditional British scone. These scones combine the rich, buttery flavor of classic scones with the indulgence of chocolate chips, making them a perfect treat for any time of the day. Whether enjoyed with a cup of tea for breakfast, as an afternoon snack, or even as a dessert, these scones are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Decadent Chocolate Chip Scones


For the Scones:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (semisweet or dark chocolate)

For the Glaze (optional):

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat and Prepare:
    • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
    • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix Dry Ingredients:
    • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Cut in Butter:
    • Add the cold, cubed butter to the dry ingredients.
    • Use a pastry cutter or your fingers to work the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Combine Wet Ingredients:
    • In a separate bowl, whisk together the heavy cream, egg, and vanilla extract.
  5. Form the Dough:
    • Add the wet ingredients to the dry mixture and stir until just combined.
    • Fold in the chocolate chips, ensuring they are evenly distributed.
  6. Shape the Scones:
    • Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and gently knead it a few times.
    • Shape the dough into a circle about 1-inch thick.
    • Cut the circle into 8 wedges (like a pizza) and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  7. Bake:
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 15-18 minutes, or until the scones are golden brown around the edges and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Cool and Glaze (Optional):
    • Let the scones cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
    • If desired, make the glaze by mixing powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth.
    • Drizzle the glaze over the cooled scones.

Tips for Success

  • Cold Ingredients: Ensure that the butter and heavy cream are cold. This helps create a flaky texture in the scones.
  • Do Not Overmix: Mix the dough until just combined to prevent the scones from becoming tough.
  • Evenly Distribute Chocolate Chips: Fold in the chocolate chips gently to ensure they are evenly spread throughout the dough.


Decadent Chocolate Chip Scones are a perfect indulgence for any occasion. Their buttery, flaky texture combined with the richness of chocolate makes them a delightful treat. Easy to make and even easier to enjoy, these scones are sure to become a favorite in your baking repertoire. Serve them warm with a cup of your favorite tea and savor the deliciousness!

Our Pairing Suggestions

enjoy with decadent chocolate chip scones
  • Chai Tea: The spices in Chai Tea complement the sweetness of the scones, creating a cozy, warming combination. The classic Twinnings Chai Tea is a favorite of ours.
  • Peppermint Tea: For a refreshing contrast, pair the scones with a cup of peppermint tea, which offers a cool, clean flavor. We cannot go past the Republic of Tea Chocolate Peppermint Tea

Enjoy baking these delightful scones and sharing them with friends and family. Happy baking and brewing!

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