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Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Scones

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“I wanted to make these first but decided with PAC about to start, that I would go ahead and submit.”
READY IN:
34mins
SERVES:
10
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Lightly butter a 9 inch diameter circle in the center of a baking sheet.
  3. Using a large bowl, stir together first four ingredients.
  4. Cut the butter into 1/2 inch cubes and distribute them evenly over the flour mixture.
  5. With a pastry blender or two knives cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  6. In a small bowl stir together the buttermilk, egg and vanilla.
  7. Add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture and stir to combine.
  8. Stir in the chocolate chips and hazelnuts. I know yuk but the dough will be sticky.
  9. Spread the dough into an 8 inch diameter circle in the center of the prepared baking sheet.
  10. Arrange additional hazelnuts around the edge of the dough for garnish if desired. With a serrated knife cut into 8 wedges. Bake for 17-19 minutes or until the top is lightly browned and a toothpick inserted into the center of one of the scones comes out clean.
  11. Remove the baking sheet to a wire rack and cool for 5 minutes.
  12. Using a spatula transfer the scones to a wire rack to cool.
  13. Recut into wedges if necessary.
  14. Best served warm
  15. Cool completely before storing in an air tight container.

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