Chocolate Chip Scones

Have you guys noticed I have a *slight* thing for chocolate? While these breakfast treats can be (and I have) made with a slew of other mix ins, chocolate chips are by far my favorite. Another thing I love about these scones is that you can whip up a batch in no time. Freeze them individually and bango, scones for breakfast any ol’ time you want! Yet another dangerous recipe, as the ingredients are mostly pantry staples and take no time at all to prepare. Read at your own risk!

1Β½ cups plus 2 tbsp flour
ΒΌ cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup heavy cream
2 tbsp butter, melted
Additional sugar for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment. In a medium sized bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add chocolate chips and toss in til chips are lightly coated.

Now mix in the heavy cream until combined and a dough forms.

Give the dough a few good kneads with your clean, well floured hands.

Use a dough scoop or rounded tablespoon to drop rounds of dough onto prepared baking sheet. (If you’re freezing them, pop them in the freezer to firm up at this point, then individually wrap in plastic wrap.) Brush tops with melted butter and sprinkle a tiny pinch of sugar on top.

Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until tops are lightly browned. Put on a pot of coffee and enjoy your delightful breakfast! πŸ˜„ Happy eating!

Recipe from Annie’s Eats


Easy Cocoa Brownies

I apologize in advance to those of you trying to be mindful of your diets, eating better, etc… Because I guarantee you have every ingredient needed to make these brownies. Dangerously easy, slightly reminiscent of a boxed brownie mix- but better, obviously, because they’re homemade. I like to throw in chocolate chips if I’m feeling especially indulgent (which is always, of course) to add a little texture. I guess you could add nuts, but why would you ruin a perfectly good brownie with that? 😜 One of my earliest, fondest memories of my dad is making brownies just like this. To truly invoke that boxed brownie mix of my childhood, I have to use a wooden spoon to mix. I recommend you do the same πŸ˜‰ Enjoy!

10 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 1/4 cups sugar
3/4 cup plus 2 tbsps unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs, cold
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and line and 8×8 pan with foil or parchment paper. Add butter, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt to a medium microwaveable bowl.

Heat in 30 second increments, stirring between intervals, until butter is melted. The mixture will be fairly grainy at this point; that’s okay!

Next, add your vanilla. Add eggs one at a time, stirring vigorously after each addition. You should have thick, shiny batter at this point.

Once your mixture is nice and glossy, toss in your flour. Mix until you can no longer see the flour, then beat it until you feel like your arms might fall off (a feeling I distinctly remember as a youngin).

Stir in your chocolate chips….

Pour your chocolate lusciousness in your pan, spreading evenly…

And pop it in the oven for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Get ready to feel like a kid again!

Recipe from Smitten Kitchen