Nothing beats a warm, freshly-baked scone for breakfast. And classic chocolate chip scones make for a sweet and delicious treat. Best of all, chocolate chip scones are easy to make, with just a few basic pantry ingredients. Read on to learn how to make the best chocolate chip scones ever.


  • 2 ½ cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons of white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon of fine sea salt
  • ½ cup of chilled, cubed butter
  • 1 cup of cold buttermilk
  • 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (218 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Using a pastry blender, 2 forks, or your hands, cut the chilled butter into the flour mixture until it’s crumbly and coarse.
  4. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Pour in the buttermilk and use a rubber spatula to mix the dough until it’s evenly blended.
  6. Gently knead the dough on a lightly floured work surface, folding it over itself a few times until it’s just combined.
  7. Roll the dough into an 8-inch circle.
  8. Using a pizza cutter or knife, cut the circle of dough into 12 wedges.
  9. Place the wedges on the prepared baking sheet 2 inches apart.
  10. Brush the scones with buttermilk and sprinkle with sugar, if desired.
  11. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until lightly browned, rotating the baking sheet halfway through baking.
  12. Allow to cool for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


Chocolate chip scones make a sweet and delicious breakfast treat. They’re easy to make with just a few basic pantry ingredients, and can be on your table in just 25 minutes. Enjoy your scones warm out of the oven, and indulge in a little bit of sweet breakfast bliss.