There is this little bakery near where I live that used to make the BEST chocolate pecan Scones. Every time I went there that is all I would get. Sadly, they ended up changing their recipes a few years ago. The scones just weren’t as good after that. I went there again recently, and thought “why don’t I just make my own scones?” so I did, and after several tries, I got the best scone recipe. These tasted delicious and just like the scones I remember. Hope you like them as much as I do! I also recently made these for a sorority tea party event. They were a success!
Chocolate Pecan Scones
- 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
- 1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
- 3 Teaspoons Baking Powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter (Cold)
- 1/2 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
- 1 Egg
- 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- 1/2 Cup Chopped Pecans
- 1/2 Cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
- Powdered Sugar
1.Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees farenheit.
2. In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, mix the dry ingredients: the salt, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon and flour.
3. Once combined, add the butter. For this recipe, the butter should be cold and right from the fridge. You will need to cut the butter up into smaller pieces and slowly add them the dry ingredients.
4. In a separate bowl, beat the egg, vanilla, and heavy cream together. Gradually pour this mixture into the dry ingredients, while mixing on low-speed. Once that has been combined, you can stir in the chopped pecans and chocolate chips.
5. Divide the dough into two sections. Shape each section into a 3/4 inch thick circle shape on a lightly floured surface.
6. Cut each circle into pieces. I can usually get between 6- 8 scones from each circle depending on how large I cut them. These scones, wont spread out when you bake them, but they will puff up so they don’t need to be too big.
7. Place the scones on the parchment paper about 1 inch apart. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
8. Allow scones to cool on a wire cooling rack. Once cooled you can sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.