Chocolate Chunk Scones with Peanut Butter Glaze

Chocolate Chunk Scones with Peanut Butter Glaze

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Yesterday was the anniversary of my brother's death. Last year I made these Fresh Cranberry Scones with Lime Glaze, since they're a comfort food for me. Growing up in the U.K nothing says comfort quite as much as a nice "cuppa" tea and a scone.

I thought this year would be a good time to make another scone recipe, so I threw in some chocolate chips and added a peanut butter glaze. What's more comforting than chocolate and peanut butter?

Not much.

These scones are moist, fluffy and oh-so good. If you're having a bad day, or just want a pick-me up, throw a tray of these your oven and you'll be set. :)

Chocolate Chunk Scones with Peanut Butter Glaze
Yield: 10 Scones   Printable Recipe

Scones:
2 1/2 cups all-purpose four
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
6 tbsp unsalted butter, cold and cut into pieces
1 1/4 cups milk chocolate chips
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
1 cup heavy cream

Peanut Butter Glaze:
2 tbsp butter, softened
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 tbsp milk

Preheat oven to 400 F and grease a large baking sheet. Coarsely chop the chocolate chips. In a large bowl combine the flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in the butter with a fork or pastry cutter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir the chopped chocolate into the flour mixture.  Combine the egg, yolk and cream, then add to the flour mixture, stirring just until combined.

On a well-floured surface with floured hands, gently pat dough into a 1-inch-thick round (about 8 inches in diameter).  With a sharp knife cut the round into thirds one way, then make perpendicular slices the other direction to make  diamond shaped scones.  Depending on how you slice them, you should get about 10-11 scones.  Use your hands to gently shape any leftover scraps into scones. Do NOT roll dough out.  Place scones onto a greased baking sheet.  Bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly golden. Depending on your oven you may need to adjust baking time. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack.

For Peanut Butter Glaze:  In a small bowl combine the butter, peanut butter, powdered sugar and milk to reach your desired consistency.  Drizzle glaze over warm scones and allow to cool. Enjoy!

Amber

Chocolate Chunk Scones with Peanut Butter Glaze


25 comments:

Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe said...

I will never ever turn down a freshly baked scone. Add a cup of tea or coffee and I am a very happy camper. Anniversaries of someone special leaving our lives are so difficult - take good care of you! xo

Kristen said...

I know it's been quite awhile since your brother has died. It's been 1 1/2 years for me and I feel like I'll never get over losing him...
Thinking of you!

Amber Potter said...

Hi Amanda, yes scone and a hot cup of coffee and tea is the perfect afternoon treat for me. Thank you. :)

Amber Potter said...

Hi Kristen, time goes by and losing a loved one never really gets "easier", you just learn how to live with it. Your loss is still fresh, so give yourself some time. Thank you for your thoughts. :)

Jackie {La Casa de Sweets} said...

These look delicious!!!

a farmer in the dell said...

wow. that peanut butter glaze sound delicious! I haven't had scones in ages and they are my favorite. Thanks for a lovely recipe!

Kim - Liv Life said...

Oh, Amber... did you brother like scones too? I know they are a comfort for me as well. The scones look beautiful!

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious said...

I really wish I could wake up to these tomorrow morning!

Carolyn said...

I do love scones, and i hope these beauties comforted you greatly! Sorry for your loss.

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Did you say peanut butter glaze? OMG do you have a straw? These scones look fantastic!

sally @ sallys baking addiction said...

peanut butter and chocolate is the way to my heart. That is why I am SO glad to have found your beautiful blog. :) So very sorry to heat about your loss, these look like they would cheer up a sad heart though Amber.

Amber Potter said...

Thank you Sally, I really appreciate that. :)

Amber Potter said...

Thanks Carolyn, yes they are very comforting. :)

Amber Potter said...

Dorothy, yes a straw would be great to flaky st drink the glaze by itself. Thanks :)

Leanne said...

Peanut butter and chocolate is one of the world's best combinations! I can't wait to give these a try. I'm sorry to hear about your brother. I will be thinking of you today. <3

Amber Potter said...

Darn autocorrect. I meant just drink, not flaky st??? What the heck is flaky st anyway? Lol:)

Amber Potter said...

Thanks Jackie, they are!

Amber Potter said...

Thanks Kim:)

Amber Potter said...

Thanks Leanne, you're so sweet. You're right, it is the best combo. :)

Laurie {Simply Scratch} said...

Amber I didn't know you lost your brother last year... sending lots of hugs your way.

On a side note... these look AMAZING! I just made scones yesterday and I LOVE them when they are piping hot from the oven! Definitely a mood lifter :) XXO

Steph said...

Oh. My. Word. Totally want these!!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

I'm so sorry about the loss of your brother. I know how difficult anniversaries like this can be. I'm glad you find joy in baking, though. These scones look absolutely beautiful and sound delicious!

Amber Potter said...

Thank you for your kind words Rach. :)

Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch said...

I am so sorry to hear about your brother.. I am glad you are able to channel your energy into something positive on a difficult day! Your scones look amazing plus I'm loving the picture!

Spencer said...

Looks delicious! I would so love to try some. I am sure they taste fantastic.




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