This post is sponsored in conjunction with ChristmasSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the ChristmasSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone. These sweet Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Scones are made with creamy peanut butter, milk chocolate chips, and topped with a chocolate glaze. They are perfect for Christmas morning!
I adapted this recipe from Averie Cooks Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Scones because they sound and taste perfect for Christmas morning. My picky kid asked me to make them again after her first bite! Full of milk chocolate chips in a peanut butter scone topped with a sweet chocolate glaze, they are so good!
But seriously, though, what are scones? We don't really do scones here in Northeast PA, at least not anyone I know. A traditional British scone is a lightly sweetened biscuit like cake made with flour and baking powder, sometimes with fruit added. In the U.S. more butter is used and add-ins like chocolate are popular. The American versions are usually cut into triangles while British scones are round.
How to make Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Scones
In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, and baking powder. Chop butter into small pieces. I don't even use a cutting board, I just chop it with a butter knife right on the wrapper.
Add the chopped butter to the flour mixture and knead with clean hands until only small pieces of butter remain.
I used #ChristmasSweetsWeek sponsor Cabot's butter
and sour cream in this recipe,
along with Dixie Crystals granulated and powdered sugar in this recipe.
In another bowl, combine an egg, creamy peanut butter, sour cream, and vanilla. Whisk until smooth. Also, can somebody tell my husband not to refrigerate peanut butter? Pour the mixture over the flour mixture.
Stir to combine into a dough with a spoon or soft-tipped spatula. If the mixture seems to dry and doesn't come together, add more sour cream, a household teaspoon full at a time, until a dough is formed. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Turn the mixture out onto a floured counter-top and shape into a circle about 8 inches around and two inches high. Cut the dough into 8 equal triangles. I don't do even too well.
I ended up cutting that large pieces into two before baking. Use a spatula to place the slices two inches apart on a baking sheet lined with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
Bake in a 400 degree F oven for 12-15 minutes, or until lightly golden and a toothpick inserted into the middle of a scone comes out clean.
Let the scones cool for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Top with chocolate drizzle before serving. Chocolate drizzle recipe is in the recipe card below. I served them still slightly warm, but room temperature is fine, too.
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Scones
For the Scones
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ½ cup unsalted butter, chopped
- 1 large egg
- ⅓ cup creamy peanut butter
- ¼ cup sour cream
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
For the chocolate glaze
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- ½ cup milk chocolate chips
- 4 tablespoons heavy cream or milk
For the scones:
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking pan with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
- In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, and baking powder.
- Chop butter into small pieces. Add the chopped butter to the flour mixture and knead with clean hands until only small pieces of butter remain.
- In another bowl, combine the egg, creamy peanut butter, sour cream, and vanilla. Whisk until smooth. Pour the mixture over the flour mixture.
- Stir to combine into a dough with a spoon or soft-tipped spatula. If the mixture seems to dry and doesn’t come together, add more sour cream, a household teaspoon full at a time, until a dough is formed. Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Turn the mixture out onto a floured counter-top and shape into a circle about 8 inches around and two inches high. Cut the dough into 8 equal triangles.
- Use a spatula to place the slices two inches apart on the baking sheet.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until lightly golden and a toothpick inserted into the middle of a scone comes out clean.
- Let the scones cool for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. While the scones are cooling, prepare the chocolate drizzle.
For the chocolate drizzle:
- Combine the chocolate chips and cream in a small pot over very low heat. Whisk constantly until the chocolate is completely melted. Whisk in the powdered sugar, about a quarter at a time, until fully combined.
- Drizzle over the scones, stirring the chocolate mixture vigorously if it becomes hard to drizzle.
- Serve warm or at room temperature. Store in a container on the counter for a day or two. Can be reheated in the microwave for 20-30 seconds a scone.
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