Chocolate Chip Strawberry Scones

Sharing chocolate chip strawberry scones today that are perfect for all occasions! Brunch entertaining, baby showers, bridal showers, bake sales, Holidays, weekend entertaining…so many reasons to make and serve scones!

strawberry scones

Strawberry Scones

These strawberry scones are simple to prepare, buttery sweet, flaky and soft. Everything I look for when enjoying scones. Scones are generally served with coffee or tea, but we enjoy them as a sweet snack mid-morning. They’ve quickly become a favorite in our home.

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Ingredients Needed For Strawberry Scones

*See bottom of post for exact recipe measurements and instructions.

  • all-purpose flour
  • granulated sugar
  • baking powder
  • kosher salt
  • salted ice cold butter
  • buttermilk (no substitutions, do not make your own for this recipe)
  • sour cream
  • pure vanilla extract
  • fresh strawberries
  • mini chocolate chips
  • powdered sugar
  • heavy cream

How To Make Strawberry Scones

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. and line baking sheet or pizza pan with parchment paper.
  2. Place flour, sugar, baking powder and salt into a food processor bowl. Pulse to combine. Add cubed ice cold butter pieces into bowl, pulsing until tiny pieces form in flour mixture. Transfer to a large mixing bowl. Slowly add buttermilk (if buttermilk is thin, reduce to 1/2 cup), sour cream and vanilla, mixing gently until dough forms. Fold in strawberries and chocolate chips.
  3. With floured hands transfer dough to prepared baking dish or pizza pan. Press and form into 1/2 inch thick round. Use a pizza cutter sprayed with cooking spray (for each cut) to cut wedges into dough. Brush tops of scone dough with heavy cream and sprinkle with additional granulated sugar. Bake for 18-21 minutes, until baked through, and turning golden brown around edges. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Carefully break into wedges and place on serving plate.
  4. To prepare icing, place powdered sugar into a medium mixing bowl. Slowly whisk in heavy cream until thick and smooth. Drizzle over top of scones and serve warm or room temperature.

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Do I Need To Freeze My Butter For Scones?

Yes! Here’s why. Ice cold butter creates a soft tender crumb with perfect flaky texture. While I’m getting my ingredients out to prepare the scones, I stick the butter in the freezer for 15 minutes. As soon as I’m going to start the recipe I remove the butter from the freezer, cut it into 1/2 inch cubes and place it in the food processor.

Can I Still Make Strawberry Scones Without A Food Processor?

Yes! While I prefer using a food processor when making my scone recipe, you can absolutely use a pastry cutter or even two knives in a large mixing bowl.

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The goal is to work the butter into the flour mixture forming small little pea size butter pieces throughout as shown in the photo above. If using a pastry cutter or the two butter knives method, cut your butter into even smaller pieces before working it into the flour.

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When scone dough is nearly combined, gently fold in the fresh strawberries and mini chocolate chips. If you can’t find mini chocolate chips, regular work fine too.

strawberry scones

With floured hands, transfer scone dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet or 12 inch pizza pan. Flour your hands even more to press and form into 1/2 inch thick round as shown above.

strawberry scones

Use a pizza cutter sprayed with cooking spray for each cut, to cut wedges into the strawberry scone dough. Brush tops of dough with heavy cream and sprinkle with more granulated sugar.

How Long Do You Bake Scones?

Bake scones for 18-22 minutes, or until cooked through. Edges will turn golden brown. Check centers with a toothpick to make sure they’re baked in center.

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Use a knife to go through cuts one more time to make sure they can easily be removed. Let cool completely.

strawberry scones

While scones are cooling, prepare sweet icing. Scones can be served with or without drizzle.

strawberry scones

Drizzle icing over top of scones and serve room temperature.

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When To Serve Scones

Scones are so great for brunch, bridal showers, baby showers, Mother’s Day, bake sales, and often served with coffee and tea. In all honesty, they’re good for any occasion! We love to make them on the weekends to enjoy.

Can Scones Be Frozen?

I recommend freezing scones after baking before icing. Place cooked, cooled scones in an airtight bag or container. When ready to serve, thaw to room temperature and drizzle with icing before enjoying.

strawberry scones

Chocolate Chip Strawberry Scones

These beautiful iced Strawberry Scones with mini chocolate chips are picture perfect for brunch and entertaining. A winning scone recipe.
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings: 8
Calories: 378kcal
Author: Jenny
Cost: $15
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Equipment

  • Oven
  • Bowl
  • baking sheet or 12 inch pizza pan

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 stick very cold butter cubed into 1/4 inch pieces
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk if buttermilk is thin, reduce to 1/2 cup
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries chopped
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream

Icing

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. and line baking sheet or pizza pan with parchment paper.
  • Place flour, sugar, baking powder and salt into a food processor bowl. Pulse to combine. Add cubed ice cold butter pieces into bowl, pulsing until tiny pieces form in flour mixture. Transfer to a large mixing bowl. Slowly add buttermilk (if buttermilk is thin, reduce to 1/2 cup), sour cream and vanilla, mixing gently until dough forms. Fold in strawberries and chocolate chips.
  • With floured hands transfer dough to prepared baking dish or pizza pan. Press and form into 1/2 inch thick round. Use a pizza cutter sprayed with cooking spray (for each cut) to cut wedges into dough. Brush tops of scone dough with heavy cream and sprinkle with additional granulated sugar. Bake for 18-21 minutes, until baked through, and turning golden brown around edges. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Carefully break into wedges and place on serving plate.
  • To prepare icing, place powdered sugar into a medium mixing bowl. Slowly whisk in heavy cream until thick and smooth. Drizzle over top of scones and serve warm or room temperature.

Notes

  • If you don't have a food processor, you can use a large mixing bowl and a pastry cutter or even two knives to cut butter into flour. Will take longer, but you can definitely make these even if you don't have a food processor.
  • I've noticed that some buttermilk is more thin than others. The buttermilk I get is very thick, so my 3/4 cup works no problem. Evaluate your buttermilk, if it is thin like milk, reduce to 1/2 cup.

Nutrition

Calories: 378kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 123mg | Potassium: 243mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 316IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 2mg
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