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Double Chocolate Cherry Scones

Packed with a double whammy of rich chocolate and juicy sweet cherries, these double chocolate cherry scones are almost brownie-like in texture and a favorite indulgent breakfast!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 scones
Calories 373kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted cold butter, shredded on box grater and frozen
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh cherries

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Work in frozen butter with fingers or a pastry cutter until crumbly. 
  • In a separate medium bowl, whisk egg, milk, yogurt, and vanilla until smooth. Add liquid mixture, chocolate chips, and cherries to flour mixture and very gently fold until a dough forms.
  • Turn dough onto a floured surface and very gently knead several times until dough comes together. Pat dough into a 1-in thick round.** Cut round into 8 wedges and place wedges 2-in apart on prepared baking sheet. Chill scones in freezer 15 minutes.
  • Bake scones at 400F 18-22 minutes until centers are set. Cool scones on baking sheet 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire cooling rack. Serve scones warm and enjoy!

Notes

*If you would like to make these scones mini-sized, shape scone dough into 2 (1-in thick) circles, rather than 1. Cut 8 wedges out of each circle for a total of 16 scones. Bake scones at 400F 10-15 minutes until centers are set.
*If you would like to make drop scones, instead of shaping them, scoop dough by a heaping 1/4 cup and drop on baking sheet, spacing them 2 inches apart. Bake scones at 400F 15-20 minutes until centers are set.

Nutrition

Serving: 1scone | Calories: 373kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 5.8g | Fat: 17.2g | Saturated Fat: 10.5g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 250mg | Potassium: 353mg | Fiber: 3.2g | Sugar: 23g | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 2mg