These easy chocolate chip scones are the perfect breakfast, snack or dessert to enjoy with coffee or tea. See how easy it is to make these moist and tender scones that will keep you coming back for more! Each bite is packed with chocolate chips without being overly sweet.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ cup unsalted butter, cold
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- ¾ cup buttermilk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- You may not realize this but baking powder/baking soda actually expires pretty quickly. Use baking powder that is less than a year old since it has been opened. If you use older baking powder, it won’t be powerful enough to help leaven the scones. You can test it by stirring half a teaspoon of baking powder into a cup of hot water. It will immediately start to fizz and release carbon dioxide gas if it’s still fresh enough to use. Baking soda should be less than six months old and you can use the same test.
- Use cold or even frozen butter. The cold butter coats the flour which creates crumbs that melt and steam, thus creating that flakiness you expect in scones.
- Do not overwork the dough. Mix everything until just combined or you will have tough scones.
- Leftover scones will keep at room temperature for 2 days or in the fridge for 5 days.