Rich delicious cream cheese make these chocolate chip scones tender, flaky, and oh so amazing!

Rich delicious cream cheese make these chocolate chip scones tender, flaky, and oh so amazing!

 

Scones are one of my favorite treats to enjoy; they’re moist, flaky and delicious!  However, when I added cream cheese to the dough, it gave them a richness that takes them over the top.  I added in chocolate chips because I thought it would pair well with the cream cheese, and it definitely does.  This scone recipe with cream cheese is definitely my favorite, and I can’t wait to try more flavors like strawberry, apricot, or even a savory scone like cream cheese and chives.  You can make these for breakfast, brunch or dessert…enjoy!

 

 

Ingredients are as follows: 

3 1/4 C flour
1/2 C brown sugar
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt 
8 ounces cream cheese, cubed
1/2 C butter, cold & cubed
1 egg
1 Tbsp. vanilla
1/4 C cream or milk 
1 C chocolate chips

 

Directions: 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix the flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt together.

Rich delicious cream cheese make these chocolate chip scones tender, flaky, and oh so amazing!

Add the cubed cream cheese and butter.

Rich delicious cream cheese make these chocolate chip scones tender, flaky, and oh so amazing!

Cut into the dry ingredients with a pastry cutter or two forks.

Rich delicious cream cheese make these chocolate chip scones tender, flaky, and oh so amazing!

 Stir in the chocolate chips; set aside.

Rich delicious cream cheese make these chocolate chip scones tender, flaky, and oh so amazing!

Whisk the egg, vanilla and cream together.

Rich delicious cream cheese make these chocolate chip scones tender, flaky, and oh so amazing!

Work the wet ingredients into the dry until the dough comes together.

Rich delicious cream cheese make these chocolate chip scones tender, flaky, and oh so amazing!

Roll out the dough, onto a floured surface, until it’s about an inch thick.

Rich delicious cream cheese make these chocolate chip scones tender, flaky, and oh so amazing!

Cut into squares; take the end pieces and reroll the dough.

Rich delicious cream cheese make these chocolate chip scones tender, flaky, and oh so amazing!

Place onto the baking sheet.

Rich delicious cream cheese make these chocolate chip scones tender, flaky, and oh so amazing!

 Bake for 15-18 minutes; until golden brown.

Rich delicious cream cheese make these chocolate chip scones tender, flaky, and oh so amazing!

Serve and enjoy!  I drizzled some chocolate on top of a few.

Rich delicious cream cheese make these chocolate chip scones tender, flaky, and oh so amazing!