Follow Blog via Email

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Subscribe to our Mailing List

Get the news right in your inbox!

Chocolate Chip Scones

March 6, 2012 in scones - 2 Comments - 3 min read

Saturday morning is my favorite morning of the week.  Not because it’s Saturday, but because it’s our family day, a day where we try to relax and don’t do any chores or work–a real Sabbath.  It starts by sleeping in.  Then it progresses to me making a nice breakfast, and eventually leading to Eric and I playing with Matthew for a good chunk of the morning.  Sometimes we don’t get out of our pjs until almost noon.  Now that’s relaxing!

Most of the time I make French Toast, because that’s Eric’s favorite breakfast, but often-times, I make scones, so we can have a quick breakfast come Sunday and Monday.  And Saturday was one of those scone-breakfast mornings.  But our relaxing, casual, comfy day was turned upside down when Eric began working on installing hardwood in our condo.  I didn’t think it’d be that big of a deal, until I realized that our kitchen would soon be piled high with stuff and tools, and our house would have dust everywhere.  Add to that that we live in the upstairs unit of a condo with concrete floors, so our used-to-be-cozy house is currently the same temperature as outside.  (At least it feels that cold!)  Plus I had to leave the house for two days, because a demolition is no place for a toddler to be.  In the afternoon, this is what our living and dining room looked like.

Matthew did want to help, and he found a few tools that he could work with.

But for the most part, he kept moving spacers and getting in the way. (Sans why we left.)

Currently, only the living room is mostly complete, (as the trim needs to be installed), but it now looks like this!

So, I dream of getting my Saturday back–and my kitchen, as that is what I miss the most!–where I can sleep in, relax, and make some of these scones.  They are the most delicious, moist scones, and when they have slightly cooled from the oven…well, there are no words.  How I wish I had one that I could eat tonight, but Eric and his buddies ate them all.  But it’s a small price to pay for a nice, new floor.  It’s good to know the scones helped fuel the boys on.  Enjoy! xoxo

Chocolate Chip Scones

printable recipe

3 c flour

1/2 c sugar

1/2 t baking soda

1 T baking powder

3/4 t salt 1 c semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips

¾ c (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter

1 1/2 c buttermilk

1 t real vanilla extract

heavy cream

coarse sugar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Cut the cold butter into 1/2-inch cubes with a knife and place in a bowl. Cover with Saran wrap and put in the freezer for 30 minutes. After the 30 minutes, place the dry ingredients in a food processor with the very cold butter. Pulse until the butter is pea-sized.

Transfer the mixture to a deep bowl. Create a well in the middle and then add the buttermilk, vanilla, and chips. Using a wooden spoon or a spatula, stir the dry ingredients into the wet, until it is incorporated.

Place the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Press into a disc 1-2 inches thick. Using a large knife, cut out 8-12 scones like you would a pizza and place 6 on each cookie sheet. (They spread a bit, so don’t put them all on one cookie sheet.) Brush with a little bit of heavy cream and sprinkle with coarse sugar. Bake for 12-16 minutes, or until edges are golden brown and toothpick inserted comes out with just a few crumbs.

Cool on a wire rack. They can be stored up to 2 days in an airtight container.


Thanks for stopping by! I love baking and hope these recipes inspire you to create something wonderful in your kitchen. xoxo

All posts


  • Lavender Scones December 8, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    […] recipes, you can check out these: cranberry streusel, cinnamon chocolate chip, Christmas, Turtle, chocolate chip, raspberry white chocolate, mocha chocolate chip, cranberry orange, lemon poppy seed, and […]

  • Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Scones | July 27, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    […] the cream to eat with any of these eight scone recipes here: buttermilk scones, Christmas scones, chocolate chip scones, cranberry orange scones, lemon-poppyseed scones, mocha chocolate chip scones, raspberry white […]

  • Leave a Reply

    Follow Blog via Email

    Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Top Posts

    Winter Sugar Cookies
    Valentine's Day Sugar Cookies
    Winter Sugar Cookies

    About Me

    Hello and welcome! I am so glad you're here. On this blog you'll find recipes for delicious desserts and sugar cookie inspiration. Pull up a chair and stay awhile! Read More




    Grace got braces today! And somehow managed to pop a brace off an hour after getting home. 🤦‍♀️ Hi friends! So I set up an Instagram account just for my cookies. If you like the cookies I make and want to follow this new account, I’d love to have you! @holly_bakes_ 
This current account is going back to more personal. 😊
Thanks!! #cookies #cookiedecorating #royalicingcookies #royalicing #cookiesofinstagram Valentine Pre-Sale and cookie class are up on the blog! Visit the blog (, the link in profile, or click the link below for the form.

Gnome cutters- @sweetleighprinted 
Plaque and mason jar cutters- @sheybdesigns 
Hearts- @3dcookiecuttershop 
Rose- @cutitoutcutters 
#valentinecookies #royalicingcookies #royalicing #sugarcookies #sugarcookiesofinstagram #talentedcookiers #bakersofinstagram Birthday present from Eric—a 7 quart mixer. My hubby knows me well. 😊 Now, just where to store it... #kitchenaidmixer #birthdaypresent Celebrating my birthday this weekend at the beach with close friends. (This House has an amazing view!!!) Thanks @rainasia @lacygiering @erinrgreatness @penner.natalie for joining me!!! 💞 You have made entering a new decade a little easier. #birthday #birthdaygirl #newdecade I am so excited to announce my first pre-sale and cookie class! Pre-sale pick-ups will be Sunday, January 26th from 1-4 PM. (Locals only, sorry.) Want to learn how to make these? I am offering a class on Saturday, January 18th from 1-4 PM at my house. (I live in Lake Oswego.) Link can be found here:

More info is on my blog—holly
Thanks for supporting my new adventure!! #wintersugarcookies #royalicingcookies #royalicing #sugarcookies #sugarcookiesofinstagram #cookieclass #bakersofinstagram


    Subscribe & Follow

    Popular topics

    Popular Links

    Latest Posts

    %d bloggers like this: