Cinnamon Apple Chocolate Chip Scones
I have never been much of a baker except for buying pre-made cookie or brownie dough, mixing in water and putting it in the oven. I thought I would get seasonal and ambitious with cinnamon apple scones and chocolate chips to feed my the chocoholic in me. Cinnamon is in my top 3 favorite spices. I put it on tons of random stuff (chicken?!?) but I especially love it in breakfast dishes and pastries.
The scones turned out pretty good for my first attempt at actual baking. I grated the apple so that it would have a subtler taste. (If you like a stronger apple flavor, dice them into small cubes and fry them on low-medium heat for 4 minutes or grate 2 apples instead of just 1.)
- 1 Apple
- 2.5 cups Flour
- 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp. Sugar
- 1 cup Buttermilk
- 1/4 cup of Chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup of French Vanilla
- 6 tbsp. Butter (frozen)
- 1 tbsp. Cinnamon
- 2 tsp. Baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. Baking soda
- 1 tsp. Vanilla
- 1/4 tsp. Nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp. Salt
- 1 egg
- Large cookie sheet
- Parchment paper
Preheat oven to 450 F. Combine the flour, baking powder & soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and sugar in a large bowl and whisk until mixture is even. In a separate bowl whisk together egg, french vanilla, vanilla, buttermilk. Grate the cold butter using the large holes of a grater and whisk into the dry mixture. Grate apple and place into dry mixture. Pour the wet mixture into the dry one, add the chocolate chips and whisk until everything is evenly combined. (I added the chocolate chips into the mixture after I had placed about 50% of the dough on the cookie sheet. This way I could see if I liked them with or without chocolate chips better. I have to say they were equally good.)
Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper. Lightly flour the parchment paper and using a rubber spatula place 4 inch pieces about 1/2 inch apart until there is no more dough. (My mixture was very sticky, next time I would try and roll and knead dough until it was less sticky and I could form it into a circle. Then I would cut the dough into wedges. Just a thought!) Bake 12-14 minutes. Remove and let cool on wire racks.
Optional: Chocolate sauce topping.
I melted some butter and extra chocolate chips in the microwave and using a spoon drizzled chocolate sauce over the cooling scones to give it a finishing touch.
“Dancin” used to be one of my favorite dance tracks back in 06-07, this remix by Krono is pretty sweet.