Chocolate Chip SconesMakes 16 Scones.
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup butter, cut into pieces
3/4 cup whipping cream
2 beaten eggs
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a medium mixing bowl stir together flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in center of dry mixture. Add whipping cream, eggs, and chocolate chips all at once. Using a fork, stir just until moistened.
2. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Quickly knead dough by folding and pressing dough gently for 10 to 12 strokes or until dough is nearly smooth. Pat or lightly roll dough into an 8-inch square. Cut dough into 16 squares.
3. Place scones 1 inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Brush scones with milk and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until golden. Remove scones from baking sheet and serve warm.
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