Chocolate Chip Cookie Mini Scones

Chocolate chip cookie mini scones

May I just say – renovating kind of sucks. Don’t get me wrong, I’m extremely confident it will be well worth it when the finished result is before us, but in the meantime, it kind of makes you hate life a tiny bit. I cooked virtually nothing last week. And while the kitchen is still hard to find, I’m determined to cook this week. My sanity needs it.

mini chocolate chip cookie scones

But today, I’m sharing these delicious little scone nuggets. Mini scones are adorable, aren’t they? They make everyone’s day better. Especially if they are inspired by the classic favorite, chocolate chip cookies.

chocolate chip mini scones, before glazing

For some odd reason, these scones were better the second day. I have no idea why, scones are usually best eaten the day they are baked. But these little cuties march to the beat of their own drum I guess. Incentive to not scarf them all right away, I suppose. That never hurts to have, right?

Chocolate Chip Cookie Mini Scones

Anyways, enjoy these, guys. And be safe, those of you snowed in.

chocolate chip cookie mini scones

{One year ago: Parsley Chive Biscuits}

Source: adapted from King Arthur Flour

Ingredients:
SCONES:
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 cup cold butter, cut in pats
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract or the flavoring of your choice
1/2 cup to 2/3 cup half and half or milk
1 cup mini chocolate chips
½ cup chopped pecans

GLAZE:
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tbs water
½ tsp vanilla extract
Small pinch of kosher salt

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 425 F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silpats. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder. Add the butter to the flour mixture, and use a pastry blender or two butter knives to incorporate the butter. It will resemble small peas when it’s ready. Make a well in the center of the mixture. In a measuring cup or small bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, and vanilla extract. Pour the wet into the well you made in the flour mixture. Add the chocolate chips and chopped pecans. Use a rubber spatula to mix together. It will still be rather crumbly; knead a few times to bring the dough together.
Lightly flour a large work surface and a rolling pin. Place half the dough onto the surface and roll into a long rectangle. Flour a sharp knife and cut the rectangle in half lengthwise. Cut crosswise at about 2 inch intervals, then cut those small rectangles in half lengthwise on the diagonal, so you have little triangles. Your mini scones should be roughly 2 inches across and 3-4 inches in length.
Transfer the mini scones to your prepared baking sheets and bake for 12 minutes.
Meanwhile, make the GLAZE. In a medium bowl, combine the powdered sugar, water, vanilla and salt. Whisk until you have a smooth glaze.
Remove the scones from the oven and let cool about 10 minutes. Using a spoon, drizzle the glaze all over. Let it set up a few minutes, then either dig in, or let them cool completely and store in an airtight container until the next day.

3 responses to “Chocolate Chip Cookie Mini Scones

  1. I love love love scones! But have never made them, myself. I think I need to change this!

  2. Julie,
    Being a very recent homeowner, the concept of renovation is slightly foreign to me. Normally we move in, unpack (to the point of securing the cords along the walls/baseboards and hanging all frames that will be hung) and then just live for however long we’re at a place. This is my spouse’s doing. If left to my own devices I’d be living out of boxes for months. However we bought the house we’re in now, and bought a fancy-yet scratched and dented-stove, and replaced the dinged and dented white countertops with granite so in addition to stripping wallpaper and painting this kitchen we went through a couple of months of getting the gas line hooked up, getting the countertops installed, etc. So I can empathize with you. Luckily for me this all happened when we moved in, so instead of ‘normal life’ and ‘renovation life’ we just had ‘new to Ohio life’ and didn’t know any better.
    These scones look yummy–I love mini chips in things, and just this morning saw “pecan meal” in a KA waffle recipe so I’m thinking I need to experiment with making mini bits of pecans in addition to mini chips.
    Thanks!

  3. I’m surprised you even had scones left these second day – these look delicious.

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