A super chocolate-y breakfast treat that is perfect with a glass of milk or coffee, these triple chocolate scones are a fantastic way to kick start your day!
My 8-year daughter told us that she wanted to watch the Kentucky Derby. I was shocked to hear this statement since we’d only seen it on television once. I guess she saw the commercials for the race and wanted us to record it. I’m not sure what about the Derby appeals to her, but we happily set our DVR that day.
While we didn’t watch it while wearing fancy hats (although I would argue that a unicorn headband might count), I thought it would fun to bake up some scones for the occasion. We didn’t go all out and drink mint juleps either but maybe we will some other time once our daughter is old enough.
When I told her that I was making triple chocolate scones, my daughter’s mouth gaped open and her eyes lit up. She came over to me as I was drizzling on the chocolate sauce and wanted to quality control it. A mouthful of chocolate later, she gave me two thumbs up and promptly went to go wipe her face.
We had fun watching the Derby and being fancy with these scones and her unicorn headband. I can see this turning into a fun tradition for us every year. And as for the scones? Well, you certainly can’t go wrong with triple chocolate right? With cocoa powder, chocolate chips and a chocolate drizzle, your day is made.
Triple chocolate scones
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2/3 cup white whole wheat flour can substitute with all-purpose
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon instant espresso powder can omit if you don't have any
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 Tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 8 Tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, cold and cut into pieces
- 1 and 1/2 cups chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons milk of choice
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat and set aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or in a large bowl if mixing by hand, whisk together the flours, cocoa powder, espresso powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Alternatively, you can mix this together by hand using a spatula.
- Turn the mixer to low and add in the butter pieces. Mix until everything resembles wet sand. You will have butter chunks at this stage and that's exactly what you want. Add in the chocolate chips.
- In a measuring cup, mix together the vanilla, egg and milk. With the mixer on low, stream in the milk mixture and mix until everything just comes together.
- Roll the dough out onto your prepared baking sheet until it's about 3/4" thick. You can keep it as a circle or roll it out into a rectangle. Slice the dough into wedges or rectangles (I sliced my circular dough into 8 wedges). Top with additional chocolate chips if desired.
- Bake in your preheated oven for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow the scones to cool before serving.
- If desired, you can drizzle some additional chocolate on top like I did. I heated up some milk and mixed in some chocolate chips and mixed well with a small spatula. Then I drizzled it on top of the scones.