Love a good, easy scone recipe and this is both. I made these with chocolate chips for my niece Ariel because she's one of the pickier eaters in our family and a fruit scone wasn't going to fly. I decided to use mini chocolate chips which I think looks nicer and it was much easier to roll out the dough with the smaller chips. I also made one batch with sprinkled granulated sugar on top and one batch plain. Both are good, I think it's just a matter of taste.
2 cup unsifted flour
3 tbsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup buttermilk or milk
1 lg. egg
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
Heat oven to 425 degrees. Grease baking sheet. In large bowl combine dry ingredients. Cut in butter with pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
In small bowl combine milk, egg and vanilla. Add to dry ingredients along with chocolate chips and mix with fork until mixture clings together and forms a soft dough. Turn dough onto floured surface and knead gently 5-6 times. With lightly floured rolling pin, roll dough into a 7-inch circle. Cut as many as you want into triangle shapes. Sprinkle granulated sugar on top of each scone (optional) Bake for 18-20 minutes until golden brown. Serve warm.