Chocolate Chip Scones – The Ultimate Crowd Pleaser

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Last Sunday, we celebrated the bachelorette party of a friend who is getting married in a week. It was a bachelorette brunch that required the perfect breakfast sweet. What could be better than scones?

These are my favorite recipe to have in my back pocket at all times. By back pocket, in this modern world, I mean saved as a draft in my email. Scones are always a hit wherever I bring them. They seem so much fancier than chocolate chip cookies, when really they take just as little work. Delve into this easy recipe and enjoy!  Yum!

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Chocolate Chip Scones
2 cups flour
3 Tbsp sugar (reserve 2 more Tbsp for sprinkling)
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
6 Tbsp margarine (Earth Balance, people!)
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
1/3 cup soy milk
2 eggs
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, combine flour, 3 Tbsp sugar, baking powder, and salt.  Cut in the margarine, stir in the chocolate chips. In a separate bowl, whisk together soy milk and eggs (sometimes I skip the second bowl and just throw them in the dry/ margarine mixture–less dishes!).
Combine wet ingredients with dry ingredients and stir until dough forms– sometimes it doesn’t come together perfectly and I need to add a little more flour or liquid, so don’t be worried if it happens to you. This last time, I actually had a little flour leftover that didn’t incorporate into the dough. Don’t stress.
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Place on a floured surface and knead a few times. Roll out into two circles about 2 inches thick.  Slice each circle like a pizza, into 8 triangles. If you want your scones to be big, you can keep the dough in one ball. I like mine a little smaller, so I always end up with 16 scones.
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Place triangles onto baking sheet and sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake 15-20 minutes until lightly golden. Enjoy, and impress everyone with your moist and delicious scones!
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