Cherry Chocolate Chip Scones! Just the name says “Summer is almost here!”
Have you ever been cherry picking? I’ve never been, but would love to go some day! These beauties were just in my local grocery store. I only see them once a year though, so I had to pick up a few pounds. Pro-tip: don’t wear white while pitting cherries. Some stains don’t come out in the wash!
Once the cherries were pitted and I’d eaten a good portion of them (I couldn’t help myself! They’re so good when they are in season!) I began to think about other things to do with them. My grandson was helping me come up with ideas. Such a contemplative little face!
Some of the things my grandchildren and I bake on a regular basis are muffins and scones. We thought these cherries were just screaming to be added to scones. Of course, some chocolate chips were yelling to be included too.
They aren’t very pretty, but when your Sous Chefs are a year old and almost 3 years old, you don’t complain. I think they did a great job!
Cherry Chocolate Chip Scones
The most delicious cherry scones ever! Simple enough for kids to help bake and the chocolate chips will add a touch of sweetness to your morning!
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup fresh cherries, pitted and cut into quarters
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
In a large bowl or in the bowl of your food processor, blend flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt.
Cut in cold butter with a pastry cutter or a few pulses in the food processor until the mixture looks like pea-sized crumbs
Add heavy cream, extracts and eggs. Mix until just combined.
Gently stir in cherries and chocolate chips.
Pour dough out on a parchment lined baking sheet. Shape into a rough circle, adding more flour if necessary. Sometimes the cherry juice can make the dough too sticky.
Cut the dough into eight triangles.
Bake scones for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
See! Grandkid approved!