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Chocolate Peppermint Scones

Try my decadent scones as a breakfast or brunch treat or a snack served with coffee and mint tea. They're so festive for the holidays, decked out in red-and-white peppermint candy. —Shelly Platten, Amherst, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 cup 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate baking chips
  • 1 tablespoon coarse sugar
  • 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted
  • 1/4 cup crushed peppermint candies


  • In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a small bowl, whisk the yogurt, buttermilk, egg and extract; add to crumb mixture just until moistened. Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead 10 times. Divide dough in half; transfer each portion to a greased baking sheet. Pat into a 6-in. circle. Cut into six wedges, but do not separate. Sprinkle with coarse sugar.
  • Bake at 400° for 18-20 minutes or until puffed and tops are cracked. Remove to wire racks; cool slightly. Drizzle with melted chocolate and sprinkle with peppermint candies. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 328 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 257mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.
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  • Gamer28
    Feb 8, 2012

    I made these tonight, and they're very good! We didn't have peppermint extract, but what we did have was orange extract and raspberry extract. So, I made chocolate orange scones tonight. I'd definitely make these again!

  • 4dietrichs
    Aug 10, 2010

    This is absolutely fabulous and tastes delicious! Don't forget to use whole wheat PASTRY flour or there will be a slight crunch.

  • maggieaw
    Jan 7, 2010

    While the holidays are over I still wanted to try this recipe. Delicious! It is very easy and fast to put together. The kids I watch wondered why I was making chocolate stones! Of course they were gobbled up at snack time. I have a package of those Andes pieces and agree they would be great sprinkled on top just as these come out of the oven. Although I liked the crushed candy cane and chocolate too.

  • mel7445
    Jan 3, 2010

    They were really great - like warm chocolate cookies almost. I didn't care for the sticky candy topping - next time I'll use Andes Mints since I think their texture would go better with the scones.

  • FarmerGig
    Dec 23, 2009

    I was a litle skeptical about this one since I don't normally like mint and chocolate, but this is a really great recipe. Just the right combination of chocolate and mint and a unique texture. Plus, it's a very pretty addition to a Christmas goodie plate as a gift.

  • BeaMuffin
    Dec 20, 2009

    I made this recipe today and it turned out very good, nice minty chocolatey flavour, great texture, I will definitely make it again!

  • tkarinas
    Dec 19, 2009

    This recipe turns out so nice, I have to hide it from my family in order to have it for the special meals we wanted. This recipe is definitely a keeper.