Double Chocolate Scones are easy to make, decadent chocolate scones, filled with white chocolate chips, and drizzled with a simple glaze on top!
Do you enjoy scones? We sure do, in our home! I’ve been making them for YEARS and YEARS, and always love searching for, and trying new scone recipes. Recently I found an old, handwritten recipe on a 3″x5″ index card I saved at least 15 years ago (LONG before the internet and Pinterest made it so easy to save recipes!).
Unfortunately, I had not written down what magazine, newspaper or cookbook I found the original recipe in, so I can’t give due credit to the original author. All these years later, I still had not ever made these scones, but they sounded good. So… I made a couple basic changes to the original recipe and ended up with 8 delicious double chocolate scones! Here’s how to make them.
Make The Dough For The Double Chocolate Scones
Preheat your oven to 375° F. Mix flour, brown sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Cut in VERY COLD butter, using a hand held pastry blender or two forks. Cut the butter into the dry ingredients until butter is reduced to the size of peas.
Add plain yogurt and one egg yolk to the mixture in the bowl. Stir mixture by hand, or with an electric beater until blended. The dough is fairly thick, so if you are mixing by hand, it will take a few minutes to bind together.
Add the white chocolate chips to the dough, and place the dough onto a lightly floured work surface. Knead the dough with the palm of your hand 10 times, folding the dough over, after each time. Do this until the dough comes together in a nice ball.
Pat and shape the double chocolate scones dough out with your hands until it is formed into a 9″ wide circle. Use a sharp knife or a pizza cutter to evenly cut the dough into 8 pie shaped wedges.
Place the eight scones onto an UNGREASED large baking sheet ( I used my ratty old pizza pan!). Leave about an inch in between each of the wedges, so they stay separated while baking.
Bake The Scones
Bake the double chocolate scones at 375° F. for 17-18 minutes. When done, remove pan from oven, and let the scones cool for 5-10 still on the pan. Because ovens can vary in temperatures, I would recommend checking the scones at the 15 minute mark, to check for “doneness”.
Place a piece of wax paper on the counter, and transfer the double chocolate scones from the pan to a wire rack (on top of the wax paper). TIP: The wax paper will collect any drips when you drizzle the scones with glaze later, making your cleanup much easier!
Glaze The Baked Double Chocolate Scones
Once the double chocolate scones have cooled, it is time to add the decorative glaze! The simple powdered sugar glaze helps make them look good, and adds an extra touch of sweetness to the finished scones!
Making the glaze is simple! Mix together powdered sugar and a few drops of water at a time, in a small bowl. Stir. Add a couple more drops of water, and stir. Continue to do this until the glaze is an easy to drizzle consistency… not too thick, and not too thin!
If glaze is too thick, add a couple drops of water. Got it too thin? Add more powdered sugar. Use a spoon or fork, and decoratively drizzle the glaze over the tops of the scones. The wax paper below will catch any messy drips!
After glazing the scones, let the icing firm up (it will only take a few minutes), and then you double chocolate scones are ready to serve!
Serve The Double Chocolate Scones!
You can either just pick up a scone and enjoy it, as is, OR you can get all fancy with them! We usually just shove them into our mouths (truth), but sometimes, (especially for company) I want the presentation to be memorable! Remember… you eat with your EYES first, right?
I sifted cocoa powder very lightly on a small white plate, and then placed the double chocolate scone on top. A big dollop of aerosol whipped cream was sprayed next to the scone, and the whipped cream was garnished with a thin, half slice of a Cara Cara orange!
This recipe for double chocolate scones is a KEEPER! We really enjoyed them! I even put a few away in our freezer, so my husband and I can enjoy them for another breakfast soon!
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Original recipe source: Unknown
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder (unsweetened)
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter (very cold)
- 1 egg yolk , beaten
- 8 ounces plain yogurt , regular or Greek
- 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- water , as needed
Preheat oven to 375° F. Mix flour, brown sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Cut in VERY COLD butter, using a hand held pastry blender or two forks. Cut the butter into dry ingredients until butter is reduced to the size of peas.
Add yogurt and egg yolk to the bowl. Mix by hand, or with electric beater until fully blended. The dough is fairly thick, so if mixing by hand, it will take a few minutes to bind together. Add white chocolate chips to dough, and stir to combine. Place dough on lightly floured work surface. Knead dough with the palms of your hand 10 times, folding dough over, after each time. Do this until the dough comes together in a ball.
Pat and shape dough with your hands until it is formed into a 9" wide circle. Use a sharp knife or a pizza cutter to evenly cut dough into 8 pie shaped wedges. Put scones on an ungreased baking sheet, about 1" apart, so they stay separated while baking. Bake at 375° F. for 17-18 minutes.
When done, remove pan from oven, and let scones cool for 5-10 minutes, still on the pan. Place a piece of wax paper on the counter, with wire rack on top. Transfer scones to the wire rack. TIP: The wax paper will collect any drips when you drizzle the scones with glaze, making cleanup much easier!
Make The Glaze: While scones cool, mix together powdered sugar and a few drops of water at a time, in a small bowl. Stir. Add a couple more drops of water, and stir. Continue to do this until the glaze is an easy to drizzle consistency... not too thick, and not too thin! Too thick? Add drops of water. Too thin? Add powdered sugar! Drizzle the glaze over the tops of the cooled scones, using a spoon or fork. Let glaze firm up, then scones are ready to serve. Enjoy!
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