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 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

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.

Expert Tips

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

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Scone
Calories
440
(
Calories from Fat
190),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
21%
(Saturated Fat
13g,
13%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
105mg
105%;
Sodium
350mg
350%;
Total Carbohydrate
54g
54%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
22g
22%
),
Protein
7g
7%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
15%;
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.