Hazelnut Chip Scones Recipe

Hazelnut Chip Scones Recipe

Ingredients

4 cups all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons sugar

4 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

3/4 cup cold butter

1 egg, separated

1-1/2 cups refrigerated hazelnut nondairy creamer or half-and-half cream

1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Additional sugar

SPICED BUTTER:

1/2 cup butter, softened

3 tablespoons brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

How to make it

In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients; cut in butter until crumbly. In a small bowl, whisk egg yolk and creamer; add to dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in chocolate chips.

Turn onto a floured surface; knead 10 times. Divide dough in half. Pat each portion into a 7-in. circle; cut into eight wedges. Separate wedges and place on greased baking sheets.

Beat egg white; brush over dough. Sprinkle with additional sugar. Bake at 425° for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the spiced butter ingredients; beat until smooth. Serve with warm scones.
Yield: 16 scones.