Today I am sharing by far the easiest chocolate chip scone recipe that you will ever find. And if you’re after soft and fluffy chocolate chip scones this recipe is definitely the best one going around too!
I have to admit I haven’t had too many chocolate chip scones in my lifetime. Up till now I have been more of a fruit scone person, maybe raisins, sultanas or mixed dried fruit. I prefer scones with add in’s because it eliminates the need for extra toppings. I often whip up a batch of these fruit scones and enjoy them for breakfast just as they are – no need for butter even!
While I love fruit scones there are some in my family that don’t like dried fruit. They do however like chocolate so today’s recipe is great for when you’re baking scones for non-dried fruit eaters.
Just like my recipe for fruit scones this recipe for chocolate chip scones is a spinoff of the original 3 ingredient scones that I made a few years back. It’s the most popular recipe that I have ever shared, and for good reason. Once you have made scones using cream and lemonade (Sprite is called lemonade in Australia) you will never make them any other way again.
Because the recipe is so easy I’m always on the lookout for variations. So I few weeks ago I decided to try making a chocolate chip version. I wasn’t sure how they’d turn out but I was very happy with the results. I’ve made them a few times now and they’re a definite hit!
These chocolate chip scones are very easy to make so you can have a batch ready to eat in under an hour. They’re very light and fluffy and they’re packed with chocolate chips so every mouthful is a chocolate lover’s heaven.
These scones are great if served warm or cold but personally I love them when they’re warm and the chocolate chips are still soft. The next day I just heat them for around 10 seconds in the microwave (900w) and they’re just as good!
They also freeze well and I find that two bursts of 10 seconds in the microwave will thaw them out quickly and leave them as fresh as the day they were baked. Although I have to admit that mine haven’t stayed in the freezer for long!
Like the fruit scones you don’t need any extra toppings; they are delicious just as they are! So now I have two favorite add in’s for my scones; dried fruit or chocolate chips. It will be so hard to decide which ones to bake now!
- 3 cups of self raising flour
- ½ cup of icing/powdered sugar
- 1 cup of thickened/heavy cream
- 1 cup of lemonade/soda pop (e.g. Sprite)*
- 1 cup of milk chocolate chips
- extra self raising flour for kneading (approx. ½ cup)
- Preheat oven to 200 °C (400 °F) and line a baking tray or tin with baking paper - I use a 20cm x 30cm (8 x 12 inch) rectangular slice tin.
- Place flour, sugar, cream, and lemonade in a large bowl and mix to combine.
- Fold through chocolate chips.
- Turn the sticky mixture out onto a well-floured board and bring together/knead with extra flour until just smooth and no longer sticky.
- Use your hands to flatten the dough out to about 2 – 3 cm (1 inch) thick and then cut into rounds using a floured scone cutter.
- Place scones onto a lined baking tray so that they are just touching and then bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Scones are cooked when they are golden brown and can be easily pulled apart where they are joined.
- Remove from oven, cover with a tea towel and allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.
I have used sugar free lemonade and find that it works just fine.
Yield depends on thickness of dough and size of cutter.
Can be made ahead of time and frozen until needed. Allow to thaw at room temperature or warm using short bursts in the microwave.
If you prefer plain scones topped with jam and cream then this recipe is exactly what you need.