Cherry and Chocolate Chip Scones #Creative Cookie Exchange

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Cherry and Chocolate chip  Scones

A quaint English cafe, scones with jam and clotted cream and some tea to sip. That’s how I had imagined my first tryst with the scone. It did happen exactly like I had imagined, only the quaint English cafe was right here in my neighborhood.
I still go there, to drink a cup of tea and eat some scones and to chat with the Gentleman who owns the place. I don’t really remember what he says, for I always am engrossed in his oh so British accent! I only hope that if he ever asks me a question I am able to gather enough wits to answer.
In all of my visits to this cafe, I have always thought about asking him for a recipe for their scones. Someday, when I am not too smitten with the accent I might actually ask. Until then, there is always Mark Bittman and his classic scones. The recipe works like a charm.

Cherry and Chocolate chip Scone

I love that these scones are not overly sweet and that the recipe comes together quickly. It is a simple recipe, but be careful to not overwork the dough.  I took liberties with the recipe and made it like an American scone – with fillings and cut like a wedge. But it does not have as much sugar. So a best of both scone world’s!
Tara, is our wonderful host for this month’s Creative Cookie Exchange. The theme this month is Chips, Chunks or Bits! If you are a blogger and want to join in the fun, contact Laura at thespicedlife AT gmail DOT com and she will get you added to our Facebook group, where we discuss our cookies and share links. Please be patient though, as this month Laura is off to Italy and will not be checking email quite as often!
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Cherry and Chocolate Chip Scones #Creative Cookie Exchange


  • 2 C All Purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 5 tablespoons cold butter cut into small chunks
  • 1 egg
  • ½ heavy cream
  • 1/2 C pitted and dried cherries
  • 1/4 C Semi sweet Milk chocolate chips


  1. Heat the oven to 450 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment .
  2. Put the flour, salt, baking powder and the sugar in a sifter and sift three times. Add the butter and using a fork mix the butter in until the mixture looks like cornmeal. Alternately you may pulse it in the food processor.
  3. Add the egg in and then the cream, cherries and chocolate. Mix lightly to form a slightly sticky dough.
  4. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead once or twice. Gather into a ball and press down to form a thick circle and cut into 8 wedges. Just like cutting a pie.
  5. Place on the cookie sheet and bake for about 10 minutes.Serve warm with jam and tea.

Recipe Notes

Recipe source :- Mark Bittman

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