Make Mom a Special Mother's Day Breakfast: Chocolate Chunk Scones with Chocolate Butter

Treat Mom to an extra-special breakfast on Mother's Day with these scrumptious Chocolate Chunk Scones and Chocolate Butter from my cookbook: Hand Over the Chocolate & No One Gets Hurt!

Chocolate Chunk Scones

2 cups all-purpose flour                            
1/3 cup granulated sugar                                      
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda                   
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 large egg, slightly beaten
1/2 cup half-and-half
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 squares of semi-sweet baking chocolate, chopped 

Preheat oven to 400°. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a separate bowl, mix together egg, half-and-half and vanilla; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Stir in chocolate. Add a bit more flour if dough seems too sticky. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead 8-10 times or until smooth.  Pat into a 7” circle, about 3/4” thick. Cut into 8 pie-shaped wedges. Or roll dough to 3/4” thickness and cut out circles with a 2-1/2” biscuit cutter or a 1-1/2” cutter for mini-scones. Brush tops with milk and sprinkle with sugar. Place 1” apart on lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes (15-18 minutes for mini scones) or until golden brown. 

Chocolate Butter

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 tablespoons confectioner’s sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder 

In a small bowl, beat ingredients together until fluffy. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Soften for 15-20 minutes before serving.

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