The Best Espresso Chocolate Chip Scones Recipe

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Espresso chocolate chip scones are the scones you never knew you were missing. Full of coffee flavor and chocolate, this scone recipe is a perfect way to enjoy a breakfast treat.

espresso chocolate chip scones

I don't think there is anything better than combining the flavors of coffee and scones, but when you introduce chocolate to the mix? Well, then you have a recipe for the best chocolate chip scones ever.

I found espresso chocolate chips while shopping in the baking aisle and once I baked them into our scone recipe, well, I knew right then they were a keeper.

Tools to bake delicious scones

These are the tools used to make this espresso chocolate chip scone recipe and all of our homemade scones.

  • Pastry blender we mention this item with every single recipe because it is THE item that will ensure a fluffy outcome for your scones. You can use 2 knives or your hands, but a pastry blender is best.
  • Parchment paper a baking sheet lined with parchment paper is not only great for non-stick baking, but it is also awesome for easy cleanup! No pan scrubbing needed!
  • Mixing bowl should be a large mixing bowl if you want to make this a one-bowl recipe! I mix and also knead the scone dough right in the bowl before turning it out onto a floured surface.
Espresso chip scones

Espresso chip scone ingredients

I found espresso chocolate chips on Amazon if you are unable to find them in the grocery store.

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 5 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 Tbsp chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2/3 C half-and-half, plus 1 tbsp.
  • 1/2 cup espresso chocolate chips

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Brushing cream on top of scones

How to make espresso chocolate chip scones recipe

Making this homemade scone recipe is easy! In less than 20 minutes, you can have a from-scratch scone that is fluffy and full of espresso and chocolate chips and a yummy breakfast treat!

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. 

Cut in butter with a pastry blender or two knives until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Stir in 2/3 cup half-and-half until just moistened. 

Gently fold in espresso chocolate chips.

chocolate chips in measuring cup

On a lightly floured surface, knead dough gently 5 to 10 times.

Pat into a 1-inch-thick round.

Cut into 8 wedges; place on a parchment-lined baking sheet, 2 ” apart.

Brush tops with 1 Tbsp half-and-half, sprinkle each with sugar.

Bake until golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes.

Let cool on wire rack.

espresso chocolate chip scones

These homemade chocolate chip scones are so good and they freeze really well too!

To freeze for later, place completely cooled scones in a zip lock freezer bag or airtight container for up to 3 months. To thaw, remove a scone from the freezer, wrap it in a paper towel, and heat it in the microwave for 20 seconds.

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chocolate espresso chip scones
Espresso chip scones

Espresso Chocolate Chip Scones

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Espresso Chocolate Chip scones are the must-have recipe to enjoy with your morning cup of coffee. Full of flaky layers, this homemade scone recipe tastes like a coffee latte with chocolate.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 5 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 Tbsp chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2/3 cup half-and-half, plus 1 tbsp.
  • 1/2 cup espresso chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. 
  3. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or two knives until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Stir in 2/3 cup half-and-half until just moistened. 
  5. Gently fold in chocolate chips.
  6. On a lightly floured surface, knead dough gently 5 to 10 times.
  7. Pat into a 1-inch-thick round.
  8. Cut into 8 wedges; place on a parchment-lined baking sheet, 2-inches apart.
  9. Brush tops with 1 Tbsp half-and-half, sprinkle each with sugar.
  10. Bake until golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes.
  11. Let cool on wire rack.
  12. This recipe is easily doubled.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 250Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 334mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 4g

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