I love weekend baking. I rarely plan ahead what I'll make; instead I let myself find spontaneous inspiration. Because of this, I have to be creative and use whatever I have on hand. These tasty scones fit the bill this time! I always have the necessary butter, flour, vanilla, chocolate chips etc., but these still felt special. They do call for buttermilk, but here's an easy substitute.

Chocolate Chip Scones Makes 8 scones

Ingredients**:**

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/3 cup plus 2 tbsps sugar

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

6 tbsps chilled unsalted butter (diced)

3/4 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips (or regular ones, chopped finely)

3/4 cup chilled buttermilk

1 egg yolk

1 tsp vanilla extract milk (for brushing on scones)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Butter and flour baking sheet. Sift flour, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt into large bowl. Add diced butter and rub into flour mixture with fingertips until butter is reduced to size of rice grains. Mix in chocolate chips.
  2. Whisk buttermilk, egg yolk and vanilla in small bowl to blend. Add mixture to dry ingredients and combine until dough comes together in moist clumps.
  3. Gather dough into ball and press out on lightly floured surface to 8-inch round. Cut round into 8 wedges and transfer them to baking sheet.
  4. Brush scones lightly with milk and sprinkle tops with remaining 2 tablespoons sugar. Bake until scones are crusty on top, about 15-20 minutes. Serve warm.

Related Searches on Yummly:

How to Make Greek Yogurt (So You Never Have to Buy It Again) Recipe
How to Cook Perfectly Fluffy Couscous Recipe
Cottage Cheese: Your New Secret Ingredient  Recipe
Dessert Hummus — That'S a Thing? Recipe
How to Peel Ginger (Hint: Don'T) Recipe
10 Patriotic Recipes for the 4th of July Recipe
14 Must-Make Cauliflower Recipes Recipe
Broccoli and Cauliflower Recipes Even Kids Will Love Recipe
Hearty, Chunky Soups for a Cold Day Recipe
Healthy, Easy New Ways to Enjoy Salmon Recipe
Which Side Does the Fork Go on Again? Table Setting 101 Recipe
10 Tasty Ways to Make Canned Tuna Gourmet Recipe
What'S in Season: Fall Vegetables You Can'T Miss Recipe
Crispy, Creamy, and Perfectly Cheesy Gourmet Gratins Recipe
10 Creative New Ways to Cook Salmon Recipe
Cozy Into Fall with Savory Seasonal Soups Recipe
Creamy, Comforting Macaroni and Cheese Recipes Recipe
12 Terrific New Takes on JalapeñO Poppers Recipe
Quick and Easy 5 Ingredient Pastas Recipe
Edible Flowers From the Garden of Eat'N Recipe
Snack Healthy with Homemade Hummus Recipe
Every Dish Is Made Better with Beer Recipe
10 Exceptional Coffee Drinks to Make at Home Recipe
10 Handy Meals Made in a Muffin Tin Recipe
Vegan Appetizers Anyone Will Love Recipe
Simple, Hearty Mexican Dishes for a Crowd Recipe
10 Succulent Salmon Dishes for Healthier Eating Recipe
Appetizer Ideas for the Big Game Recipe
Italian Dishes Minus the Indulgence Recipe
Cozy Chili Recipes and Creative Ways to Enjoy Them Recipe
Fantastic, Flavorful 5-Ingredient Chicken Dinners Recipe
10 Savory Curries You Can Make in a Hurry Recipe
Top 10 Christmas Cookies of the Season Recipe
5 Creative Cinco De Mayo Recipes to Get the Fiesta Started! Recipe
Fun Football Shaped Bites for the Super Bowl Recipe
The Ultimate Super Bowl Appetizer: 5-Layer Football Field Dip Recipe