Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Scones

Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Scones
Back at the age of 18 when I worked at my first espresso stand, we made a delicious drink called a Mochacino. Basically, it was a mocha with cinnamon and nutmeg. Ever since then, I've loved the combination of cinnamon and chocolate. It's so warm and comforting. I decided I'd give the combo a try in the form of a scone. It works in pancakes, so why not??
2 cups flour
2 tbls sugar
1 tbls baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
3 eggs
Mix the dry ingredients in a food processor. This will break up the chocolate chips a little, which works well for the scone. Add the butter and process until crumbly. Combine the milk and eggs. Transfer the dry mixture to a bowl, form a well in the center, and add the milk/egg mixture. Fold in the wet mixture just until everything is moistened.
Divide the dough into 2 halves and form each half into a circle (or whatever works for you). Make sure you work on a floured surface. Cut the dough into triangles of any size, like a pie, and place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 425 for 15 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack.
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tbls milk
Combine all the ingredients and drizzle over cooled scones.
These were gone in no time and I will definitely be making them again :-)

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