chocolate orange recipe

Chocolate Orange Scones

Chocolate Orange Scones

Chocolate Orange Scones

Going with the thought that there is NEVER a bad time of day for chocolate here is a great recipe for breakfast or brunch. They are not very sweet, but very tasty. Serve with butter and preserves or use for the base of a shortcake.

Chocolate-Orange Scones

1 1/2 c. baking mix, like Jiffy or Bisquick or homemade

1 T. grated orange peel

3/4 c. heavy cream

1/2 c. milk chocolate chips or 3 oz. milk chocolate, chopped

Combine baking mix and orange peel in medium bowl. Stir in cream to make a soft dough that forms into a ball in the bowl. With your hands or a 2 oz. cookie scoop form dough into balls and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Flatten slightly. You should get 8. Bake in a preheated 425-degree oven for 8-10 minutes.  

Double chocolate version: Knead 3 tablespoons of cocoa into dough with the chocolate chips.