Dark Chocolate Chunk and Cherry Scones

Dark Chocolate Chunk and Cherry Scones

Equally as tasty as expensive scones at the corner coffee shop, these fast-to-make scones feature the classic combo of chocolate and cherries. Try the variation below and enjoy them your way.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

45

Minutes

Makes

8

scones

2 1/2
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
2
teaspoons baking powder
1/3
cup sugar
1/2
teaspoon salt
5
tablespoons cold butter
2
eggs
1
cup whipping cream
1
teaspoon vanilla
1/2
cup dark chocolate chunks
1/2
cup dried cherries
1
teaspoon water
  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Grease cookie sheet with shortening or cooking spray.
  2. In large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Cut in butter, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through ingredients in opposite directions), until mixture forms coarse crumbs. In medium bowl, beat 1 of the eggs with fork. Stir in whipping cream and vanilla. Stir in chocolate chunks and cherries until combined. Pour over crumb mixture; stir just until moistened (do not overmix).
  3. Place dough on lightly floured surface. Knead lightly 4 times; pat into 7-inch circle, about 1 inch thick. Transfer to cookie sheet. In small bowl, beat remaining egg; stir in water. Brush egg mixture lightly over top of dough; discard any remaining egg mixture. Cut into 8 wedges; separate slightly so wedges aren’t touching.
  4. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack; cool 10 minutes. Serve warm.
Makes 8 scones
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
These scones are delicious served with butter or whipped cream cheese.
Recipe Variation Chocolate Chunk 'n Cranberry Scones: Substitute semisweet chocolate chunks for the dark chocolate and dried cranberries for the cherries.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Scone)
  • Calories 440
    • (Calories from Fat 190),
  • Total Fat 21g
    • (Saturated Fat 13g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 105mg;
  • Sodium 350mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 54g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 22g),
  • Protein 7g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 4 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.