How good are these? Very. If you enjoy a chocolate/cherry combo then these will be something you'll like. Scones freeze very well so these are something you can make and throw in your freezer and then pull one out when you want to enjoy with your morning coffee or tea!
Chocolate Cherry Scones
1 1/2 cups flour
1/3 cups sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 stick butter, chilled and cut into chunks
1 egg - beaten
1/3 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1/ cup chopped dried cherries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two large baking pans with parchment paper.
In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Using the paddle attachment, add the butter chunks. Combine until mixture is crumbly.
Combine the cream, vanilla and beaten egg. Add slowly to the flour/butter mixture until well combined.
Gently mix in chocolate chips and cherries.
On a floured work surface, dump out the scone mixture. Shape into an oblong.
Gently roll dough out into an 9x6 inch rectangle then cut in half longways. Cut across strips into 4 equal parts to form 8 squares. Then cut in half diagonally into 16 triangle.
Place scones on prepared baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes or until lightly golden. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
Makes 18 scones.