Mini Chocolate Chip Scones


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Chocolate chip scones are perfect for dipping or dunking for breakfast or for dessert!

They are flaky and buttery with lots of chocolate chips in every bite!

Mini Chocolate Chip Scones on a baking sheet

A Breakfast Favorite

Scones are a perfect breakfast filled with blueberries, cranberries or even cheddar!

  • This version is sweet and chocolaty while being light and flaky!
  • They are great to make ahead and freeze well either before or after baking.
  • Brush them with a simple glaze before serving for an extra touch of sweetness.
  • Eat them warm with honey butter, pumpkin butter, or some decadent whipped strawberry butter.

ingredients to make Mini Chocolate Chip Scones

Ingredients

FLOUR MIXTURE The dough for this recipe is a bit like biscuits but it contains egg. We use all purpose flour with a bit of baking powder (and sugar).

BUTTER Ensure you use cold unsalted butter. The key is in the process of cutting in the butter with the flour to create the perfect ‘crumb’ which creates flaky layers. But, don’t worry, it’s easy!

CHOCOLATE CHIPS Mini chocolate chips ensure chocolate in every bite. We prefer semi-sweet in this recipe.

GLAZE Topped with a white glaze made from cream and powdered sugar, mini chocolate chip scones are the perfect breakfast pastry, brunch-time tea pastry, or pick me up in the afternoon!

process of adding ingredients to bowl to make Mini Chocolate Chip Scones

How to Make Chocolate Chip Scones

Scones come together so easily, for a quick and easy snack or continental breakfast.

  1. Combine dry ingredients. Using a pastry cutter, cut butter into the dough until it is just smaller than peas.
  2. In another bowl, whisk cream, eggs, & vanilla. Add wet mixture to the dry, stirring until just mixed.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, turn dough & knead until it’s shaped into an 8” round; cut into 8 equal pieces.

cookie dough to make Mini Chocolate Chip Scones cut into triangles

  1. Bake until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack before coating with glaze.

When kneading the dough, work quickly as you don’t want the dough to get too warm.

brushing butter mixture on Mini Chocolate Chip Scones

Tips for Perfect Scones

  • The butter will perform better if it’s cut into very small cubes and blended into the flour mixture cold.
  • Avoid overhandling the dough once it’s in the shaping step because the warmth of your hands will melt the butter and condense the dough. You want a light, airy scone that has plenty of air pockets.
  • Freeze scones before baking if desired. Bake from frozen for 18-22 minutes.

Did you love these Mini Chocolate Chip Scones? Be sure to leave a rating and a comment below! 

close up of cooked Mini Chocolate Chip Scones on a baking sheet
5 from 6 votes
Review Recipe

Mini Chocolate Chip Scones

Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 58 minutes
Servings 8 scones
Author Holly Nilsson
These yummy Mini Chocolate Chip Scones are perfect with coffee or for breakfast. The delicious glaze not only tastes great but helps to keep them fresh!

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • cup cold butter
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Glaze
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream

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Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F
  • Combine dry ingredients in a bowl and using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in chocolate chips and set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, combine heavy cream, eggs, & vanilla. Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients and stir just until it holds together. (if it’s dry you can add a little bit of additional milk.)
  • On a lightly floured surface, knead dough by folding and gently pressing dough for 10 to 12 strokes until nearly smooth. Pat or lightly roll dough into an 8-inch circle and cut into 8 wedges.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove scones from baking sheet. Let slightly cool and top with glaze.
Glaze
  • Stir together powdered sugar and heavy cream.
  • Pour the glaze over each scone and smooth with a pastry brush, let glaze on scones set on a wire rack.

Recipe Notes

Updated 12/14/20 for improved consistency.
The butter will perform better if it’s cut into very small cubes and blended into the flour mixture cold.
Avoid overhandling the dough once it’s in the shaping step because the warmth of your hands will melt the butter and condense the dough. You want a light, airy scone that has plenty of air pockets.
Freeze scones before baking if desired. Bake from frozen for 18-22 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 456, Carbohydrates: 55g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 98mg, Sodium: 183mg, Potassium: 281mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 22g, Vitamin A: 702IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 143mg, Iron: 2mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword best chocolate chip scones, chocolate chip scones, Chocolate Chip Scones recipe, how to make chocolate chip scones
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
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This original version of this recipe was found at King Arthur Flour!

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  1. I’m not a great baker but your recipe is so easy to follow and thorough that these turned out wonderful. The whole family loved them. Second time and making extras for work and the neighbors.5 stars

  2. I made these yesterday and they are fabulous I highly recommend and they are easy not much different from making biscuits thanks for the great share.

  3. Wow, do these look good. They would be perfect with coffee, which I drink WAY too much of. Lovely!

  4. Now that I’m gluten-free, scones are one of those treats I miss. I’ll have to figure out how to make it gf.

    Thanks for sharing your recipe at Fabulously Frugal Thursday!

  5. I need one of these scones to go with my coffee. Your recipe is fabulous and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. I love scones but agree a lot of them are dry and crumbly. I’m pinning this recipe and will definitely try it soon. Thanks for sharing!

    Michelle @ On A Wing And A Prayer

  7. Hi Holly! Ok, I for one really love scones!! However, I had a near disaster encounter with making my own last summer when we almost used them as door stops. So dry and heavy! Is this recipe pretty moist? You just might’ve convinced me to try homemade scones one more time…

    1. I generally find scones to be dry which is why I’ve never been a fan! I find these ones moist and tender, let me know how they work out for you!

  8. Those look delicious! I also didn’t like scones for a long time, it was chocolate chip scones that changed my mind too!

  9. I love scones and these look wonderful:) All you need is a cup of tea~Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines