This Easy Mocha Chocolate Scones recipe is the best scones recipe ever! Enjoy these slightly sweet scones with a cup of coffee for a delicious breakfast or brunch treat! You can even make the dough ahead and bake it in the morning!
Course Breakfast, brunch, Dessert
Keyword best scone recipe, chocolate scones, scones recipe
Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
In a large bowl add flour, sugar, baking powder espresso powder and sea salt. Stir to combine.
Add butter and using a fork, pastry cutter or your hands, cut the butter into the dry ingredients until there are coarse crumbs. (You want little chunks of butter)!
Add half and half, melted chocolate, egg and vanilla extract and stir until combined. The dough will look crumbly, but should clump together when squeezed between your fingers.
Add mini chocolate chips and stir until evenly distributed.
Turn dough out onto a well-floured surface (or pastry slab) and form into a round circle about 10” in diameter.
Transfer the circle of scone dough to the prepared baking sheet.
Cut into eight equal pieces. Start by cutting the circle in half from top to bottom. Then cut it in half from side to side. Then cut the remaining two pieces in half diagonally. (see video)
Sprinkle the top with raw sugar and gently press it into the top of the scones.
Carefully separate the scones and spread them out evenly on the baking sheet.
Bake in the preheated oven for 16-20 minutes, or until the scones look set.
Remove from the oven and transfer scones to a baking sheet to cool, or serve warm (which I highly recommend).
All-purpose flour. I honestly have not tried making these scones with any other flour besides unbleached all-purpose flour. If you try using an all-purpose gluten-free flour or another flour substitute, please report back and let me know how it goes.
Butter. Both salted and unsalted butter work well.
Half and Half. This is the only ingredient I have played around with. I have used whole milk and they turn out fabulous. I have also tried using heavy whipping cream, but I needed to add an extra 1 TBS of cream to get the dough to stick together (they still tasted perfect).
Chocolate Chips. Chocolate chips or chunks or chopped chocolate bars can be used in this sweet scones recipe with great success!