Dreamy triple chocolate scones loaded with melt-in-your-mouth chocolate chips and topped with a decadent chocolate glaze.
Whip up these chocolatey dessert scones today!
Triple Chocolate Scones
I couldn’t help tweaking my go-to scone recipe to make these EPIC dessert scones.
A kiss of cocoa powder in the dough and a hearty sprinkling of chocolate chips throughout and I’m in chocolate scone heaven, yo!
To take things to the next level and amp up the chocolate flavor even more, I love adding a little espresso powder to theses scones.
You can certainly make the scones without it if needed, so don’t fret if you’re missing just the one ingredient. If you do happen to have it though, the results are quite magical!
Serve drizzled with this dreamy chocolate glaze or opt for a light vanilla glaze instead! You can even skip the glaze and slather your chocolate scones with peanut butter or Nutella. YUM!
They are downright magical alongside coffee so if you’re a coffee drinker, you’ll absolutely need a steaming hot mug as well. It’s a rule!
so… how were they!?
Fantastic! The recipe was born out of an extreeeeeeeme chocolate craving that needed to be quelled. They were lightly sweet and fluffy and exactly what I needed in my face. Plus hot from the oven? There’s something magical about warm, slightly melted chocolate chips…
I’m not the only one who needed a face full of scones:
I’m fairly certain Shauna is the reason there are so many biscuit + scone recipes on this blog.
Triple Chocolate Scones
- 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour (315 g)
- 1/3 cup Dutch-process cocoa (28 g)
- 1/2 tsp espresso powder (optional but delicious)
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar (100 g)
- 1 TBSP baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 8 TBSP cold unsalted butter, cut into 10 slices
- 1 1/2 cups 170g semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 3/4 cup milk + 2 TBSP
- 2/3 cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips (113 g)
- 1/4 cup half & half or heavy cream
- 1/8 tsp flaked salt for optional topping
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Lign a large baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, blend the flours, cocoa, espresso powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- Using a stand mixer equipped with the beater paddle; or a pastry blender, pastry fork, or your fingertips, work in the butter until the mixture is unevenly crumbly. You can also freeze butter and coarsely shred with a box grater then easily cut-in butter with a fork.
- Stir in the chocolate chips.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the vanilla, egg, and milk.
- Add milk mixture to the dry ingredients, stirring until the mixture is evenly moist. If necessary, add an additional tablespoon or so of milk, enough to make the dough come together.
- Divide the dough in half, and place the two portions of dough onto the baking sheet. Pat them gently into two 6" circles, each about 3/4" thick.
- Cut each circle into 6 wedge-shaped pieces with a bench knife or bowl scraper (or sharp knife), pressing down firmly without sawing. This allows the scones to rise higher. Separate the scones a bit, but leave them in their circle; try to leave about 1" between them at the outer edge of the circle.
- Bake the scones on the parchment lined baking sheet placed on the center rack at 375° for 18-23 minutes, until they lose their moist look, and a toothpick inserted into the center of one comes out clean; or with just a smear of chocolate from a melting chip.
- Once scones are ready, remove from oven, and transfer them to a wire cooling rack to cool.
- While your scones cool make the chocolat eglaze. Place the chocolate chips and half & half or creamer in a microwave-safe bowl or small saucepan. Heat in the microwave in 10 second intervals until milk is hot. (I did three 10 second intervals) After each interval stir until the chips melt. Once melted and entirely smooth you're all set!
- Drizzle or pipe the glaze over the cooled scones and dig in! If desired, top with flaked salt for a salty sweet combo.
If you get a chance to try these dreamy triple chocolate scones, let me know!
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