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Fluffy Chocolate Chip Scones

June 16, 2020 | By Jeremy Scheck | 13 Comments

The base of this recipe comes from my all-time favorite food blog, Smitten Kitchen. Since I have a largely new audience, I would like to reiterate that the purpose of this blog is to share recipes I enjoy making, never to imply that I invented every single one. It would be insane to come up with a brand new cake recipe from scratch every time I wanted to post a new recipe, when there are perfectly good ratios already established. All my recipes are written with the instructions as I personally made them; and when applicable, I link the original recipe.

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Yield: About 8 scones

Fluffy Chocolate Chip Scones


  • 2 cups (280g) all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup (50g) sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 5 tablespoons (70g) frozen unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup (175g) chocolate chips
  • 1 cup (235 ml) cold heavy cream + a bit more for brushing the tops
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Raw sugar (for sprinkling // if you don't have, normal is fine)


  1. Preheat the oven to 425° F.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
  3. Add the frozen butter and use your fingertips to rub it into the flour mixture, until you have irregular pieces with the average size of a pea.
  4. Drizzle in the cream and vanilla, mixing with a wooden spoon or dough whisk (or your hands), until a shaggy dough is achieved.
  5. Place your dough on a floured work surface. Gently knead in the chocolate chips. Press the dough into a square. Cut into thirds, and stack the thirds. Press down the dough with your hands and repeat pressing it into a square, cutting into thirds, stacking and pressing. This creates more flaky layers.
  6. Press the dough into a circle and cut 8 even pieces.
  7. Freeze the slices on a lined sheet pan for 15 minutes.
  8. Paint some cream on top of the scones and sprinkle with raw sugar.
  9. Bake at 425° F for 12-15 minutes, until a deep golden brown color is reached. Let cool and enjoy.
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  1. These are wonderful! Not too difficult at all and so delicious. The texture is perfect and they are the perfect amount of sweet but not too sweet.

  2. The only scone recipe that me or my sister have made where the texture turns out right. So delicious that we once had a real argument over who gets how many.
    I prefer blueberries or cherries over chocolate. 10/10

  3. I’m only 13 and made these and they turned out really good! It’s and easy recipe to follow and they turn out very fluffy and not dry like normal scones. I really recommend you try these.

  4. Been wanting to make these for awhile but was intimated because I have never made anything like this. However, they came out amazing and were easy! Definitely was messy but that was probably user error!

  5. Saw the today show segment and even though I don’t tik tok, I followed on Instagram. Quickly searched the recipe for chocolate.
    I’ve never made scones, but this looked fun and easy-Ish for something different then cookies.
    I LOVED them. I also loved that Jeremy lists gram measurements. I was able to test out my new baking scale.
    I’m looking forward to making these again.

  6. I didn’t have heavy cream on hand so I used about half a can of cold coconut milk and it worked perfectly 🙂 the only difference is that my scones didn’t turn golden brown when they were ready, but I kept a close eye on them in the oven and they came out great. Everyone loved them.

  7. I have made this recipe countless times, but with fresh blueberries instead of chocolate chips, and it’s perfect! I add a little extra flowers since the blueberries are juicy.

  8. so good! i’ve made them several times and everyone loves them. i’m making more tonight as a going away gift for a friend who is heading to college 🙂

  9. Jeremey:
    These are so so good! Been looking for a chocolate chip scone recipe for a while now. You nailed it. I have made these several times.

    Question: can you make these ahead of time freeze and bake them later? Great for a holiday morning!

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