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Special Dark Chocolate Chip Scones

Special Dark Chocolate Chip SconesTeatime or anytime, these delicious scones, studded with dark chocolate chips, are wonderful with a steaming hot cup of tea or coffee.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups (12-ounce package) HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
2 cups chilled whipping cream
2 tablespoons butter, melted
Additional granulated sugar
Powdered sugar (optional garnish)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Lightly grease 2 baking sheets.
  2. Stir together flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts, if desired.
  3. Stir whipping cream into flour mixture, stirring just until ingredients are moistened.
  4. Turn mixture out onto lightly floured surface. Knead gently until soft dough forms (about 2 minutes).
  5. Pat dough into 4 1/2 x 16-inch rectangle about 1 1/4-inches high. Divide rectangle into 12 smaller rectangles each measuring 1 1/2 x 4-inches. Cut each rectangle diagonally, forming a total of 24 triangles.*
  6. Transfer triangles to prepared baking sheets, spacing 2-inches apart.
  7. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with additional sugar.
  8. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm, sprinkled with powdered sugar, if desired.

Makes 24 scones.

*Rectangles can also be cut crosswise into smaller rectangles about 1 1/2 x 2-inches.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of the Hershey Kitchens, and reprinted with permission of The Hershey Company. © The Hershey Company.