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Chocolate Chip Scones - total time 45 minutes


You know the saying you should always try something once?  I whole-heartedly agree that everyone should at least taste things they aren't familiar with.  You never know until you try it.  But in some cases, you have to try things multiple times to realize you love something!

That is so true for me and scones.  I've had scones before... they are usually dry and crumbly.  Scones usually sit next to muffins and donuts in the breakfast line up of choices.  Let's see, dry, crumbly scone or moist muffin that looks like a cupcake or sweet, sweet donuts... I'm probably not reaching for the scone.

Then I had the most delicious scone ever!  We were staying at a bed and breakfast in Olympic National Park where they made us so many tasty breakfasts.  One the last morning, there were these blueberry scones.  So delicious and buttery.  Almost like a muffin top, but better (which kind of made me think of that episode of Seinfield about Elaine selling only the muffin tops).

So, when you have some time in the morning to spend some time on breakfast, or if you're in the mood for brunch... try this scone recipe!  I swapped out the blueberries (which look awful right now, since they aren't in season) and swapped in some dark chocolate chips which made it almost like a dessert.  :)

2 cups flour
.25 cup sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
6 tbsp butter  (cold)
1 tbsp vanilla
2 eggs
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1 tbsp vanilla sugar

1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Combine dry ingredients together; flour, sugar, and baking soda.  Cut butter into the flour like making pie crust.
2.  Whisk milk, vanilla, and one egg together in bowl.  Add wet ingredients to dough and continue to cut and combine.  Once combined, the dough should be slightly sticky and can form a ball.  Add chocolate chips.
3.  Flatten out the dough and lay on parchment line baking sheet.  Cut into wedges, brush with egg white, and sprinkle vanilla sugar on top.
4.  Bake for 20 minutes.  You may have to recut the scone wedges.

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