Heavenly Chocolate Scones with Chocolate Glaze Recipe

Chocolate for some people is a dietary requirement.  This is both rich and light in one delicious recipe.

Recipe adapted from Sur La Table’s Art & Soul of Baking by Cindy Mushet


1 3/4 cup of AP Flour

1/3 cup of sugar

2 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 cup Unsweetened Dutch Processed Cocoa Powder.  I used Penzey’s Dutch processed Cocoa Powder

1/4 tsp salt

1 stick of butter cold butter, cut into 1/2 inch cubes

1 cup of heavy cream

Betty Twist:  Make a chocolatey glaze from 1/4 cup of confectioners sugar, 2 tbsp Hershey’s chocolate syrup, and a few drops of milk or almond milk to thin out the glaze.


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

    Egg in the picture was for later.  It became an egg wash before the scones went into the oven.
  2. Put all ingredients except for the cream and butter into the food processor and pulse 5 times to make sure ingredients are evenly distributed.wp-1472782851524.jpg
  3. Put butter in a pulse until the butter is no larger than the size of a pea.
  4.   Add the cream slowly while pulsing the food processor.
  5. Continue to pulse food processor until the dough forms.

    Coming together nicely.
  6. Take dough and place it onto either a floured counter top or a piece of parchment long dough to be folded over the dough to be rolled.  (The second method works well to keep messes contained, just make sure the scones are super cold so they don’t stick.)
  7. Roll dough into a circle 7″ in diameter and 1″ thick.
  8. Use pizza cutter to get 8 scones.  You can choose to 1)  Bake them now 2) Refrigerate for 24 hours or 3)  Wrap gently and place in gallon sized ziplock bag and freeze for a month.  Your call.

    Look, minimal mess.  Just saying.
  9. Place scones at least 1″ apart on all sides on a cookie sheet.
  10. **Optional step:  Egg wash or cream can be brushed on the scones at this point and a little bit of additional sugar can be sprinkled on top.  This will make it shiny and look pretty.  Otherwise, completely optional**
  11. Place in oven for 14-16 minutes.
  12. Remove from oven and allow to cool on cooling rack.wp-1472782569705.jpg
  13. Once scones are completely cool, then glaze (Betty Twist) can be added.  wp-1472782564969.jpg
  14. You can add as much or as little as you’d like.  Enjoy!wp-1472782559908.jpg
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  1. Botendaddy says:

    Delicious. bsickles, you awesome young beauty, thanks for the likes on my site.

    Peace be the Botendaddy

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