Chocolate Chip Scones

There are some mornings when I want something more fancy than our standard breakfast. In our home, we are cereal and toast people for breakfast. Once in a while, we mix it up with English muffins or oatmeal, but on the whole, breakfast is pretty simple. I think it is because we view breakfast as a time to quickly have a bite to eat so that we have energy to start the day. There are some days though, when I wake up a little earlier than normal, and decide to bake something fresh. It is in those times that breakfast becomes special and out of the ordinary.

These chocolate chip scones will make you love breakfast and put a huge smile on your face as you start the day. Scones, also referred to as biscuits in some demographics, are supposed to be buttery and flakey and these definitely hit that mark. They basically melt in your mouth and crumble as you handle them. There is no doubt they are the best when eaten right out of the oven with a tall glass of cold milk, but they are still delicious at room temperature.

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Some people are nervous baking scones, thinking that it is far too difficult, when nothing could be further from the truth. Here are a few tips when making scones/biscuits:

  • Have all your tools and ingredients set out before you start.
  • Make sure that the butter is cold – take it out of the fridge right before making the scones.
  • A pastry cutter is an invaluable tool for making scones. They are not expensive and work great at working the butter into the flour. Two knives works as well, it just takes longer.
  • Do not overwork the dough when folding in the milk/egg mixture. Just fold it enough to get the flour wet and there is not much loose flour. This helps to ensure the scones are light and flakey.

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Making scones is not a difficult task. In fact, I find it one of the most simple things to bake. The ingredients are items that you usually have in your fridge and pantry and it does not take long for them to get thrown in the oven. There are also many ways to vary this recipe. Instead of chocolate chips, you could add cranberries with some orange zest. Lemon zest and poppy seeds is another delicious scone and even better brushes with a lemon glaze. Yum!

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These scones were incredible. I made them one day and then they disappeared way too fast. A couple days later, my boys had a couple friends over, so I decided to make two batches of these. They all loved them and they are especially delicious right out of the oven with a tall glass of milk. One thing I love about these, is how quick it is to make scones. While the first batch was in the oven, I made the second batch. I was finished and they were all cut into wedges on a second baking sheet while the first ones were still in the oven.

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Chocolate Chip Scones

4.6 out of 5
10 reviews
Buttery and flakey scones that melt in you mouth. These biscuits have loads of chocolate chips and are decadent when eaten right out of the oven.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 26 minutes
Servings: 8 scones


  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter , cut into small cubes
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg


  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  • Add the cold butter to the bowl and using a pastry blender, cut the butter into the flour. Continue until a crumbly consistency is produced. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the egg into the milk. Pour the milk mixture into the flour and stir together with your hands with a baking spatula until combined. Work gently and be careful to not over-mix the batter.
  • Spread a little flour on a flat work surface. Dump the batter onto the floured work surface and pat down to make a 8 inch disc. Cut into 8 equal wedges.
  • Place wedges on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Bake for 16-18 minutes. The scones should be just starting to brown on top.
  • They are the best served right away although the are very tasty served at room temperature.

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  • Delicious scones ! I’ve made scones before but didn’t have heavy cream on hand and found this recipe – glad I did. The flaky and tender crumb on these
    was outstanding. Made a batch of 8 and they were gone in one breakfast (family of four to be fair – I didn’t eat them all). This is definitely my go o scone recipe from now on. Thanks for sharing it. On a side note, I used a trick of grating a frozen stick of butter with a hand grater into the flour mixture. Super easy and quick way to work in the butter.

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  • These scones are my favorite! They’re easy to make and very delicious. I’m not a good baker so I was pretty surprised how good they tasted when I tried them. My family thought they were delicious and want me to continue making them. If you are looking for a good, easy, and delicious scone recipe, I very much recommend this recipe.

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  • Delicious and easy to make – my favourite scone recipe so far!

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    • So glad you like them. They are a favourite in our home as well!!

  • I’ve made this recipe several times and these scones never last long in our house! Thank you for sharing!

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  • When I mixed the ingredients together, the batter was super runny and I couldn’t use my hands or shape them. 🙁 They were still delicious though!

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  • Tried the recipe today. whole family enjoyed the flaky scones.
    Can they be made with margarine ?

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    • Glad you all enjoyed the scones! Yes, I have made them with margarine and they turn out just fine!

  • These were delicious and very easy to make! I baked for 17 min but I think I’ll do a min or so less next time. They got a little too brown! Great recipe!

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  • Just made a batch of these chocolate chip scones and will definitely be making them again! This recipe is a keeper! It is easy and makes a good sum. I did not make them as big as the picture, and ended up with one dozen decent sized scones.
    15 minutes in the 400 degree preheated oven was perfect. Thank you!

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  • Very yummy! For my first time making scones they turned out wonderful! I would suggest adding a splash of vanilla but other than that, it’s a good recipe.

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  • Oh wow, this look delicious.

  • Used this delicious recipe for edible scones and honestly, I’m in love. I searched for how’s for the perfect recipe and this by far takes the Cake. Make sure you put your batter in the fridge if you end up splitting the batch in two to keep the butter solid so they look more presentable after baking.

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  • My hubby would love your recipe with the chocolate chips! Looks quite yummy. Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Merry Monday party!

  • I tried these and they started to get brown at 7 minutes?!? I am very confused. Are they done?

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    • I meant 9 minutes

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      • Also, when I put a tooth pick into them, it came out clean. I guess they are done…

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        • Hmm not sure. Depends on how browned they are. Everyone’s oven can be a little different and some bake hotter than others. Toothpick coming out clean does not necessarily mean they are done because scones are much drier than something like a cake batter where the toothpick test works great. Anyway it’s probably better to take them out a little earlier than letting them bake too long. I hope they turned out great and taste good for you!

  • These are so good i could eat them for breakfast everyday.

  • Aren’t scones just the best!!! I’ve been making scones since my kids were little {late 1990s} and I still make them for my hubby and myself although the kids are out on their own now. I pinned these to my Yummy! board on Pinterest to share.
    Thanks for sharing and also I’m glad I found your link party,
    Barb 🙂

  • Yum yum! Thank you for linking up with us at #HomeMattersParty . We would like to see you again next week.

  • These look so good and great for a quick breakfast! Pinning! Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday!

  • I had to scroll past your pictures quickly so my son did not see them. If he did I would have to bake some now. And it is about 90F (32C) here in California today. I don’t even want to think of turning on the oven. But these scones do look delicious. quite the dilemma.

  • OMG they look amazing. thanks for this! Have my friends over for a play date so going to give these a whirl!!! Thank you xx

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