Chocolate Chip Drop Scones

Well it's Sunday again! I hope you all had a great week and that you spend your Sunday relaxing... And making scones! 

You know what makes everything better? Chocolate. Proven fact. So I decided t make some chocolate chip drop scones. Yum! I have been experimenting with my scone recipe and have found that when I use sour cream I get the best result. They always come out fluffy in the middle and slightly crispy and crunchy on the edges.    If you were going to a family brunch today or sometime this week, I strongly suggest making these and bringing them. Your family will love them!

INGREDIENTS:

2 Cups all purpose flour

1/2 Cup granulated sugar

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 stick (1/2 Cup) cold salted butter, cut into cubes

1 egg

1/2 cup sour cream

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 Cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

 

Coarse sugar for dusting

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat and set aside.

2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt until combined. Add cubed butter and cut it into the flour mixture using two knives, your hands or a pastry cutter until the butter is in pieces no bigger than the size of a pea.

3. In a separate bowl, mix together the egg, sour cream and vanilla extract until smooth. Add the wet mixture to flour mixture and fold with spatula until just combined. Then add the chocolate chips and toss together a few times, making sure you don't over-mix. Dough should be slightly sticky. Using a large spoon or a large ice cream scoop, place scoops of dough onto your prepared baking sheet about 3 inches apart. Sprinkles with coarse sugar and bake 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheet for at least 3 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to let cool completely. Store in an airtight container. Makes about 8 large scones.