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Triple Chocolate Scones

Rich Chocolate Scones laden with chocolate chips and cocoa powder are taken to the next level with an easy chocolate glaze in a delicious and decidedly American twist on the traditional Scottish recipe. They are incredible! This easy chocolate scones recipe is perfect for breakfast, dessert or an afternoon treat!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 Scones
Calories: 377kcal
Author: Amy Nash



  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • cup Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup cold salted butter
  • 1 ½ cups semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 2-3 Tablespoons milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Grate the butter on the large holes of a box grater, then add to the flour mixture and cut in with a pastry cutter until it resembles crumbs or small peas. Add the chocolate chips and toss to coat.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, and vanilla extract. Add to the dry ingredients, stirring with a spatula to evenly moisten. The dough will be very shaggy.
  • Turn the scone dough out onto a large piece of parchment paper. Use the parchment paper to squeeze the scone dough into a ball, pressing and kneading until it comes together. Divide into two pieces and pat them into two 6-inch discs that are roughly ¾" to 1" thick. Use a pastry cutter or sharp knife to cut each disc into 6 wedges for 12 scones.
  • Arrange the scones on the parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 18-22 minutes, just until done. Cool.
  • While the scones cool, whisk the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, milk, and vanilla extract together to form a glaze. Drizzle over the scones. The glaze will set after 20-30 minutes.


  • Freezing Instructions: The scones can be frozen and stored in an airtight bag for up to 2 months. Let thaw on the counter before serving.


Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 358mg | Potassium: 273mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 298IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 167mg | Iron: 2mg