Chocolate Chip Scones

Our love of scones goes on. We had some weekend guests coming and along with our bacon scones I wanted to offer a sweet one too. I love how easy scones are. I made up the dough a few days before, shaped them, froze them and then when our guests were here all I had to do was turn on the oven, pop in as many as I needed and then a delicious breakfast was ready..no muss, no fuss, no mess in my kitchen and I could enjoy breakfast with them too!

ENJOY!

Ingredients:
1½ cups plus 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
¼ cup sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 cup (6 oz.) chocolate chips (I prefer dark chocolate chips)
1 cup heavy cream
2 tbsp. butter, melted
Additional sugar for sprinkling (optional)

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 375F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.  Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl; stir to combine.  Toss in the chocolate chips and stir to blend. Add the heavy cream to the flour mixture, stirring just until a dough forms and the dry ingredients are incorporated.  Knead the dough very briefly with well floured hands to ensure even mixing.
Using a large dough scoop (or a large spoon), drop rounds of dough onto the prepared baking sheet.  Brush lightly with melted butter and sprinkle with additional sugar (if using).  Bake 15-20 minutes, until lightly browned.

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