Chocolate Chip Scones with Maple-Mascarpone Glaze
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Chocolate Chip Scones

with Maple-Mascarpone Glaze

75 MIN
$15.99 4 Servings
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These warm, flaky scones get their rich, sweet flavor from a mix of chocolate chips, brown sugar, and cream in the batter—plus a maple-mascarpone glaze.

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  • Calories
    490 Cals (est.)
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Chocolate Chip Scones with Maple-Mascarpone Glaze
Title
  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • ¼ cup Cream
  • 4 oz Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Tbsp Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 2 Tbsps Maple Syrup
  • 2 Tbsps Mascarpone Cheese
  • 2 oz Salted Butter
  • 1 tsp Warming Spices (Cinnamon, Ginger, Cardamom & Allspice)
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Make the dough
1 Make the dough

Place the butter in the freezer until hardened. Set the mascarpone aside to soften. In a bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar, brown sugar, 2 tablespoons of the cream (shaking the packet before opening), and 1 tablespoon of water. In a separate, large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, warming spices, and a pinch of salt. Working quickly, using the large side of a box grater, grate the frozen butter into the bowl of dry ingredients. Toss to thoroughly combine. Add the wet ingredients and chocolate chips to the bowl of dry ingredients; stir to thoroughly combine (if the dough seems too dry, add 1 tablespoon of water).

Form & chill the dough
2 Form & chill the dough

Transfer the dough to a large piece of plastic wrap. Form into a disk, about 6 inches in diameter. Tightly wrap the disk in the plastic wrap and refrigerate until set, about 20 minutes.

Bake the scones
3 Bake the scones

Place an oven rack in the center of the oven, then preheat to 350°F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Cut the chilled dough into 4 equal-sized wedges. Transfer to the sheet pan, leaving about 2 inches between each scone. Evenly brush with enough of the remaining cream to cover (you may have extra). Bake, rotating the sheet pan halfway through, 24 to 28 minutes, or until lightly browned on the bottoms and cooked through. Remove from the oven; let stand at least 10 minutes.

Make the glaze & serve your dish
4 Make the glaze & serve your dish

Just before serving, in a bowl, combine the softened mascarpone and maple syrup; whisk or stir until smooth. Serve the baked scones topped with the glaze. Enjoy!

Tips from Home Chefs

Make the dough
1 Make the dough

Place the butter in the freezer until hardened. Set the mascarpone aside to soften. In a bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar, brown sugar, 2 tablespoons of the cream (shaking the packet before opening), and 1 tablespoon of water. In a separate, large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, warming spices, and a pinch of salt. Working quickly, using the large side of a box grater, grate the frozen butter into the bowl of dry ingredients. Toss to thoroughly combine. Add the wet ingredients and chocolate chips to the bowl of dry ingredients; stir to thoroughly combine (if the dough seems too dry, add 1 tablespoon of water).

2 Form & chill the dough

Transfer the dough to a large piece of plastic wrap. Form into a disk, about 6 inches in diameter. Tightly wrap the disk in the plastic wrap and refrigerate until set, about 20 minutes.

Form & chill the dough
Bake the scones
3 Bake the scones

Place an oven rack in the center of the oven, then preheat to 350°F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Cut the chilled dough into 4 equal-sized wedges. Transfer to the sheet pan, leaving about 2 inches between each scone. Evenly brush with enough of the remaining cream to cover (you may have extra). Bake, rotating the sheet pan halfway through, 24 to 28 minutes, or until lightly browned on the bottoms and cooked through. Remove from the oven; let stand at least 10 minutes.

4 Make the glaze & serve your dish

Just before serving, in a bowl, combine the softened mascarpone and maple syrup; whisk or stir until smooth. Serve the baked scones topped with the glaze. Enjoy!

Make the glaze & serve your dish
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