Sunday, February 5, 2012

Chocolate-Chip Oatmeal Scones

1 cup all-purpose flour
3 TBSP brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/3 cup real butter, softened a little
1 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 beaten large egg
1/4 cup milk

In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and cinnamon.  Cut in butter with a pastry utensil or two butter knives side by side until resembles coarse crumbs.  Stir in oat and chocolate chips.  Combine egg and 1/3 cup milk; add to flour mixture.  Stir just until moistened (dough will be a little sticky).

On a lightly floured surface, pat dough into a 7 inch circle.  Cut into 6 large or 12 small wedges.  Place on a baking sheet.  Brush with milk if desired.  Bake in a 400 degree oven for 10-12 minutes until light brown.

Comments:  This recipe came from the most dedicated, creative and fun piano teacher our family ever had, her name is Linda.  Her recitals always had a theme, a play like "script",  often included costumes, always had prizes, and ended with a treat!  These scones were offered after a "tea" themed recital and have become a favorite go-to scone for many Sunday mornings since. They mix up quickly and are ready just as quickly.  Chocolate in the morning, who could ask for more!

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