These Mocha Glazed Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Scones have crispy edges with moist center and they are made with chocolate covered hazelnuts and chocolate chips! How could they DELICIOUS! I hope you don’t think I’d ever give you a recipe for dry scones do you? I don’t even buy scones at the grocery store because most likely, they’ll be dry and manufactured tasting. Making them from scratch is what I’m all about and it’s not even hard to make!
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Mocha Glazed Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Scones
*The full, printable recipe is below in the recipe card.
Scones are easy to make.
First, preheat the oven to 400F.
Next, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
Then grate frozen butter and add it to the flour mixture.
Next, whisk the egg, vanilla extract and heavy cream and then add that to the flour and butter mixture.
Then, form it into a ball and flatten it out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat sheet as pictured below which is reasonably priced with high star rating on Amazon. It can be reused instead of tossed away like used parchment paper.
Next, cut the flattened dough ball into to pieces, then four and then eight equal pieces.
Then, bake the scones for 20-25 min on 400F.
Meanwhile, make the Mocha Glaze.
How to Make Mocha Glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
2-3 tbsp half and half creamer
1/2 tsp instant Espresso coffee granules
Stir together half and half, powdered sugar and instant espresso granules.
Drizzle it on top of the baked scones. You can freeze these delicious scones too so, don’t eat them all at one time. Lol!
The inspiration of grating the frozen butter is from Sally’s Baking Addiction. Sally loves scones so I modified one of her Glazed Lemon Blueberry Scones recipes to create my own. Little bits of butter throughout the dough, while baking, create little pockets of air which, make it a bit airy on the inside while crisp and crumbly on the outside to paraphrase Sally.
These Mocha Glazed Scones are great to serve at tea parties, and anywhere pastries are welcome. They’re easy to make ahead and serve with coffee to your guests. It’s so relaxing to sit with a hot cup of coffee or tea with a delicious scone and just enjoy a peaceful moment before your day starts. Being a stay-at-home mom of boys will do that to you! Take some time to yourself!
Speaking of tea parties, when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were married this year, my dear friend Jeanne hosted a high tea for her lady friends while we viewed a replay of The Royal Wedding! It was my very first high tea and there were delicious scones present!
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- 2 cups flour
- 6 tbsp sugar
- 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup butter, frozen
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 large egg
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup chocolate covered hazelnuts or plain roasted hazelnuts
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2-3 tbsp half and half
- 1/2 tsp instant espresso granuals
Preheat oven to 400F and put baking rack in the middle of the oven. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, add flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
Grate the frozen butter on a cheese grater or in a food processor. Add grated butter to flour mixer and cut with a pastry knife or mix with fork and fingers. It should be coarse.
In a small bowl, stir together heavy cream, egg, and vanilla extract. Add to flour mixture and stir until well combined. Fold in the hazelnuts and chocolate chips. Dough will be a little wet. Form dough into a ball and flatten to about 8" diameter and place onto the cookie sheet on top of the parchment paper. Cut into 8 equal wedges. Bake 20-25 min.
Meanwhile, make the mocha glaze. In a small bowl, stir together the powdered sugar, half and half and instant espresso granules until smooth. Pour on top of the baked scones.