Recipe By BONNIE GUDIKUNST
Rating
Published Jul 19th
Prep 15m Cook 20m Additional - Ready In 35m
Servings 8 scones Calories 388.5

Delicious ‘pick-me-up-snack’ any time of the day for chocolate chip lovers.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ teaspoons almond extract
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup chopped hazelnuts

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Lightly butter a 9 inch diameter circle in the center of a baking sheet.
  2. 2 In a large bowl, stir together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cut the butter into 1/2 inch cubes, and distribute evenly over flour mixture. With a pastry blender or two knives, cut butter into the flour mixture. Stir together buttermilk, egg, and extract; add to the flour mixture, and stir to combine. Stir in the chocolate chips and hazelnuts. The dough will be sticky.
  3. 3 Spread the dough into an 8 inch diameter circle on the baking sheet. Cut with a serrated knife into 8 wedges.
  4. 4 Bake for 17 to 19 minutes, or until the top in lightly browned. Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes. Transfer scones to the wire rack to cool, and cut into wedges. Serve warm, or cool completely and store in airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 388.5
  • Carbohydrate 48.3 g
  • Cholesterol 46.8 mg
  • Fat 20.4 g
  • Fiber 2.8 g
  • Protein 6.6 g
  • Saturated Fat 9.8 g
  • Sodium 274.3 mg
  • Sugar 21.5 g

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Reviews

  1. The best!!
  2. These are the BEST SCONES I've tasted yet... They are delicous. Although not as easy as they would appear to be you won't be sorry after you've tried them. The Almond extract stands out amazingly and gives the dough an excellent taste. I only had 1/2 cup of chocolate chips so I added in a - Read more ...
  3. Except for the hazelnuts which I didn't have I followed the recipe exactly. These didn't turn out great for me and not sure what I did wrong. They are a nice golden brown on top but the insides are not completely done. There is also too much almond extract for my taste. I'll try them - Read more ...
  4. i made these this morning and they were wonderful. i did make a few changes due to the reviews i read. i used vanilla carmel non dairy creamer instead of the buttermilk and i add 4tbsp of chocolate hazelnut spread when i cut in the butter. the hazelnut flavor was fantastic i think in part - Read more ...
  5. My dough was not sticky at all...my scones were done in about 14 minutes. Maybe I made a mistake. I think I accidentially left out the brown sugar. They tasted like biscuits and had the same texture- dry and crumbly. I shaped them into hearts for Valentine's Day by putting a glob of dough inside - Read more ...
  6. This recipe is a new family favorite! I've long been searching for a scone recipe worthy of my favorite bakery scones, and this is the one. I will note however that for my taste the 1 1/2 teaspoons of almond extract is too much -- the almond flavor is so strong that it's like marzipan - Read more ...
  7. This is a delicious scone recipe. Even my kids like this one. The chocolate chips and hazlenuts are a wonderful combination. Try this and you'll be hooked.
  8. This is the BEST recipe. I used fat-free hazelnut cinnamon non-dairy creamer in place of the buttermilk and left out the hazelnuts. A friend of mine from London says they are very authentic scones. Thank you so much for posting this!
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