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I teach a 6am hot yoga class on Monday mornings.  Only a few brave souls are dedicated enough to come to a class that early at the start of their week.

Particularly this last Monday, when the temperature was a whopping 3 degrees at 5:30am.  It was not a large class.

When I came home from teaching, all I could dream about was hot coffee and a scone.  And maybe going back to bed.  But mostly the scone.

Not a fruity, healthy-ish scone.  A warm chocolate chip scone – the kind that makes you feel like you are eating cookies for breakfast.

Truthfully, this recipe doesn’t make the best scones I’ve ever had.  Or made.  But they are the easiest by far.  You can come home freezing your butt off and have a hot scone out of the oven in about 25 minutes.

Eat it with a cup of coffee, take a nice hot shower, and get warm from the inside- out.  Even if you didn’t get up at 5:15am.


1½ cups plus 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
¼ cup sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 cup (6 oz.) chocolate chips
1 cup heavy cream
2 tbsp. butter, melted
Additional sugar for sprinkling (optional)


Preheat the oven to 375˚ F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.  Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl; stir to combine.  Toss in the chocolate chips and stir to blend.  Add the heavy cream to the flour mixture, stirring just until a dough forms and the dry ingredients are incorporated.  Knead the dough very briefly with well floured hands to ensure even mixing.

Using a large dough scoop (or a large spoon), drop rounds of dough onto the prepared baking sheet.  Brush lightly with melted butter and sprinkle with additional sugar (if using).  Bake 15-20 minutes, until lightly browned.

Source:  Annie’s Eats

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