Come For Tea #43: Double Chocolate Scone Hearts

Not too sweet, but full of deep chocolate flavor. These heart-shaped scones are perfect for any Valentine's Day tea!

- Recipe -

2 cup flour

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/3 cup brown sugar

2 t. baking powder

3/4 t. baking soda

1/8 t. salt

1/2 cup butter, cut into small cubes

1 egg yolk

1 cup plain or vanilla yogurt

3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 ̊F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in the butter until the pieces are the size of peas.

2. To the flour mixture, add the egg yolk, yogurt and chocolate chips. Use a spatula to carefully toss the ingredients together.

3. When the mixture starts to come together and creates larger pieces of dough, stop mixing and turn out onto a floured board. Pull the dough together with your hands and lightly knead until the dough is nearly smooth. Use your fingertips to pat the dough out into a 10"-12" circle. Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter and begin cutting out the scones. Place on the baking sheet, leaving room for them to rise in the oven. Continue cutting out heart-shaped scones by gathering the bits of dough and patting them out.

4. Bake for 16 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool.

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