Drop Scones Recipe with Chocolate, Dried Cherries and Almonds

December 21, 2022

A choco-cherry scone sits on a plate next to a cup of coffee.

Drop Scones with Chocolate, Dried Cherries and Almonds Recipe

Simple to make and a joy to serve! The drop technique produces a craggy texture so the egg wash creates golden peaks with cakey valleys. It’s the perfect combo for tearing off a bite to enjoy with your morning coffee. Speaking of perfect combos…chocolate, cherries and almonds – need we say more? 

Try this scone to turn any morning into something special.

Before You Start

Bake  14 minutes

Oven  Preheat to 425º

Prep  Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cups King Arthur flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 Tablespoons cold, unsalted butter grated
  • 1/3 C dried cherries
  • 1⁄2 bar of Ghirardelli 60% Choco baking bar chopped
  • 1/3 C sliced almonds

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 whole egg beaten
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1⁄2 C milk or half & half cream

Egg Wash

  • 2 egg whites beaten

Directions

  1. Preheat oven 425 degrees F.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Mix together wet ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl or food processor, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Add shredded butter and pulse in food processor or meld by hand until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  6. Stir in the cherries, chocolate and almonds.
  7. Pour in the wet ingredients mixture and stir to just blended.
  8. Drop by large spoonfuls onto baking sheet.
  9. Brush with egg whites (or sprinkle with sugar).
  10. Bake in the upper third of the oven for 14 minutes.

Enjoy!

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