chocolate chip and butterscotch scones

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I’m a chocolate girl.  Always have been, and always will be.  I’d pick chocolate over candy, pastries, and sugar cookies any day.  Which is why desserts like scones and biscotti have never been my thing.  Who needs all that dough, when I could just sit on the couch with a bag of chocolate chips?

But this weekend I decided to step out of my comfort zone and try something that I haven’t had in a very long time.  And boy was I proven wrong.  These scones are incredible.  I normally associate scones with dryness and blandness.  However, these scones were soft and tender, and the chocolate and butterscotch gave it the perfect amount of sweetness.  With a glass of milk, these scones could be the perfect breakfast dish.  You’ve got to give these a try!

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Chocolate Chip and Butterscotch Scones
(Makes 8-12 scones)

2 cups flour
¼ cup brown sugar
1 ¼ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
½ cup (1 stick) chilled salted butter, diced into small pieces
1/3 cup butterscotch chips
1/3 cup chocolate chips
2/3 cup buttermilk, plus more for brushing over the scones
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Sugar, for sprinkling onto scones

Preheat oven to 375 F.  Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, blend the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and baking soda.  Mix in the small pieces of butter and blend until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Add the butterscotch and chocolate chips.  Stir in the buttermilk and vanilla extract until the dough comes together.

Drop large spoonfuls of dough on the baking sheet.  Form the dough into your desired shape, and press the tops down slightly.  Brush the tops with a splash of buttermilk, and sprinkle with sugar.

Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown.  Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.

– food on,
Sharon

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