The Partiologist: Chocolate Cherry Scones

Chocolate Cherry Scones

Since I made the chocolate cherry caramel apples last week, I keep thinking of chocolate and cherry and all the other creations that could be made.  So before National Cherry month is over I am going to share one more cherry recipe.  (I'm pretty sure every month is National Chocolate month - so this recipe worked out perfectly.) 
 
Chocolate Cherry Scones
 
 
INGREDIENTS
2 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup chilled butter, cut into pieces
1 egg
2/3 cups whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup dried cherries
1 cup chocolate chips
Egg wash (1 egg and 1 teaspoon water, beaten)
Sugar crystals for sprinkling
 
DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven: 325 degrees F.
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter with pastry blender. Combine wet ingredients and mix into dry just until moistened. Add cherries and chocolate chips. Mixture will be very sticky. Turn onto floured surface and knead 4 to 5 times with floured hands. Pat out to 1/2-inch thick circles.  Brush tops with egg wash. Sprinkle tops with sugar crystals. Place on parchment paper and bake for 15 to 18 minutes.  (Adapted slightly from Food Network)
 
Scones usually scare me, but this time, I enjoyed making them, but not as much as I enjoyed eating them!
I know I didn't post many photos, but I wanted to show you how cute they look on the parchment paper.  I also wanted to tell you that I think I crowded them a little.  FYI - Scones don't like to be crowded.
 
Cheers To Cherries...And Chocolate!
 


16 comments :

  1. I can't wait to try these! Cheryl

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  2. Just want you to know that your posts brighten my day and inspire me. N.

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    1. Thank you so much! Your comments brighten my day too!

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  3. I really like scones and yours look great! Your photo is gorgeous!

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    1. I don't make them often, but I do love 'em! :)

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    1. Thanks Jennifer - I love cherries too...and chocolate! :)

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  5. These would be lovely to serve at a bridal shower tea this spring!

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    1. Thank - you! I think I'm going to make them again for a Bridal Shower brunch I'm hosting next month! :)

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  6. Ohmygosh, I MUST make these!

    Jill FCS

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  7. I have a daughter that would go crazy for these! They look picture perfect!

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    1. Thanks Sue - my daughter thought they were pretty good too! :)

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  8. Mine are in the oven right now!!! I hope they turn out. I had to use frozen cherries because that is all I had on hand. Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. I'll be anxious to hear how they turned out!

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