Makes 8 scones
Say I LOVE YOU with these chocolate chip scones…a sweet Valentine’s Day gift.
2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) cold butter, cut into chunks
1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips
3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon heavy cream, divided
1 tablespoon MCCORMICK All Natural Pure Vanilla Extract
1/2 teaspoon MCCORMICK Red Food Color
1.Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in large bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender, or 2 knives, until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in chocolate chips.
2.Mix 3/4 cup of the cream, egg, vanilla, and food color in medium bowl with wire whisk, until well blended. Add to flour mixture; stir until a soft dough forms.
3.Place dough on lightly floured surface. Pat into an 8-inch circle. Cut out heart shapes with 2 1/2- to 3-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter. Gather scraps and cut out additional heart shapes. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Brush tops with remaining 1 tablespoon cream.
4.Bake 16 to 18 minutes, or until golden brown, rotating baking sheet halfway through cook time. Cool slightly on wire rack.
TIP: Spray cookie cutter with no-stick cooking spray to prevent dough from sticking to cookie cutter.
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