Freckles in April: Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Scones

Monday, March 9, 2015

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Scones

This recipe was born out of a need for something delicious on Sunday morning and my crazy desire to dirty up as few dishes as possible in the process. I hate when a recipe requires me to use all my measuring spoons. This one doesn't! It very satisfyingly only uses one measuring cup and one measuring spoon (and a mixing bowl, spoon, pastry blender and cookie sheet. But still).

I told my boys to each grab a scone while I handled a baby poop situation and that top picture is what was left 10 minutes later.

I am afraid for their teenager years.

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Scones

3 cups AP flour
1 cup wheat flour
1 cup sugar (use any combo of white and brown that makes you happy)
2 T baking powder 
1 T cinnamon
1/2 T salt (eyeball it using the 1 tablespoon)
12 T cold butter cut into small cubes
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 cup chocolate chips
A few tablespoons milk, as needed

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Mix together flours, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Drop in butter cubes and cut in using 2 knives or a pastry blender until it looks like coarse meal. Stir in pumpkin and chocolate chips. Add a tablespoon or two of milk as needed so that the dough holds together but isn't crazy sticky.

Dump the whole bowl onto the parchment lined cookie sheet and use your hands to mash together the bits that are still a little floury. But don't overwork the dough! It's ok if it's not perfectly mixed.

Split the dough in two and gently pat into rounds. Use a knife to cut into wedges or squares and gently wiggle the knife to get a little space between the sections. Don't worry if it looks kind of "rustic." That's totally a thing now.

Sprinkle the tops with some flaky salt.

Bake until lightly browned on top (I think it was about 12 minutes but I honestly wasn't paying attention. There was a poo-splosion situation from the baby and I was sort of distracted).

Freeze any leftovers! I stick one or two in Stinky's lunchbox in the morning and by lunch time they're thawed and ready to eat. He LOVES it.

Like scones? You may also want to try this delicious recipe for cream scones!

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1 comment:

  1. These look delicious! I am up for pumpkin anything, any time of year. And I'm so on board with the rustic look--anything that makes my messy baking look chic ;-)


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