Chocolate Chip and Toffee Scones

I love tea parties.

I am not a tea drinker but I love all the goodies that go along with the tea party.  I also love setting a pretty table and sitting down with friends for yummy treats and good conversation.

I like to imagine a life where one took time out every day to sit down and enjoy a cup of tea and a sweet!  Wouldn’t it be wonderful.

One of my favorite tea treats are scones.  I think I really like the lemon curd and Devonshire cream that go along with them!  Kind of the same reason I eat french fries – so I can have ketchup!!

The fun thing about scones is you can take a basic cream scone recipe and personalize it.   At Christmas time one of my favorite combinations is white chocolate chips, craisinets, egg nog and cinnamon – yum!

Recently though I tried a new combination using a recipe I found over at RecipeGirl.  It combined two of my favorite cookie ingredients – chocolate chips and toffee bits!  In fact these were so yummy do not wait until your next tea party to give them a try.  They would be perfect for a weekend breakfast or an after school treat.

single scone

They really don’t need any Devonshire cream to go with them but then again why pass up an opportunity to enjoy some Devonshire cream.

I don’t use real Devonshire cream – you need to take a trip to England or Trader Joe’s to do that but I do have a great recipe for a “mock” Devonshire cream.  Because of the chocolate and toffee bits I’d pass on the lemon curd and save that for another tea party.

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Chocolate Chip and Toffee Scones

Ingredients

  • 3 1/4 C flour
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1 Tbsp plus 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 C semisweet, milk or dark chocolate chips - I used milk
  • 1/2 C walnuts, toasted and then chopped into small pieces - I left these out
  • 1 C Toffee bits or chop up a Heath or Skor bar
  • 2 C chilled heavy whipping cream
  • Topping:
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted
  • granulated or coarse white sugar
  • Devonshire Cream
  • 3 oz. cream cheese
  • 2 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 C whipping cream

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Lightly butter two heavy large baking sheets
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; mix well.
  • Stir in chocolate chips, nuts and toffee bits.
  • In a large, chilled mixing bowl (chill bowl and beaters in freezer for 15 minutes or in fridge for an hour), whip the cream until stiff peaks form.
  • Gently fold whipped cream into dry ingredients; combine well. It will be sticky.
  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured work surface.
  • Knead gently until a soft dough forms; about 2 minutes.
  • Form dough into 2 balls.
  • Pat each ball out into a circle.
  • Place each on a cookie sheet and cut pie like into 8 wedges.
  • Pull each wedge out a little bit to create about 1 inch space between each wedge.
  • For topping:
  • Brush scones with melted butter.
  • Sprinkle each scone with a bit of granulated or coarse white sugar.
  • Bake until golden brown, about 18 to 20 minutes.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.
  • Store in airtight container at room temperature.
  • Devonshire Cream
  • With hand mixer beat together well, it will thicken a bit and get fluffy.
  • Chill one hour (I didn't and it was fine) Serve with jam or lemon curd with your scones

Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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Comments

  1. says

    Wow! I have to try these! I agree with you on the tea party. I don’t drink tea either, but somehow I think i would feel right at home in Jane Austin novels with their little tea parties and sweets.

  2. says

    These look completely divine! I love tea, especially going to tea with my mom in Eugene. We don’t have any tea houses around here :< but these will help!!

  3. Tamara says

    I think I gain a pound every time I look at your wonderful creations. . . . . .I love tea parties and brought back fun tea cups from my travels to China. My grand daughters and I have had lots of tasting adventures.

  4. Dawn says

    I LOVE scones. I just made my favorite Lemon/Ginger/Poppyseed scone recipe last weekend for a Baby shower/brunch. They are sooo good. The ginger can be found at Trader Joes.
    Ginger,Lemon, Poppy Seed Scones

    Preheat oven 425

    2 cups flour
    2 t baking powder
    1/2 t salt
    1/2 t baking soda
    1 egg
    1/4 cup sugar
    1/2 cup buttermilk
    I T fresh lemon juice
    1/2 cup butter
    1/2 t lemon zest
    2 T poppy seeds
    3 T chopped fine crystalized ginger

    Mix flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, sugar.
    Cut in butter. Add poppy seeds, lemon zest & ginger.
    Combine egg & buttermilk, then add to dry ingredients.
    Mix until moist.Knead on lightly floured board. Divide in half and pat into 2 circles. Cut into wedges. Place wedges on greased cookie sheet. Bake 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Frost with powdered sugar/lemon glaze (I ½ cup powdered sugar, juice of one lemon)

  5. says

    Dawn »

    Thanks for the recipe – I love lemon poppyseed and I bet the ginger is amazing with it – can’t wait to try them!! Got some lemon shortbread in the oven right now. I love lemon!!

  6. says

    Great blog and recipes! This is a treasure trove of creative projects, Love it! I would like to invite you to visit Foodista.com – the cooking encyclopedia everyone can edit – and share your favorite recipe and/or link your blog to foodista-related pages using our small embeddable widgets. Check it out here.. This is a great way for you to build blog traffic and connect with other food lovers! Also feel free to share your recipes and tips with us!Thanks!

  7. says

    These look awesome. Chocolate chips and toffee bits are my favorites// My husband would adore these. My kids would devour them. Im bookmarking this one!!

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