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Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate Chip Scones Recipe

Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate Chip Scones
Posted by: Mai  Tue, 9 Mar 2004, at 8:12 a.m.

• 3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) HERSHEY’S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips
• 2 cups chilled whipping cream
• 2 tablespoons butter, melted
• 1/2 cup sugar
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
• Additional sugar
• Powdered sugar (optional)

1. Heat oven to 375 F. Lightly grease 2 baking sheets.

2. Stir together flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts, if desired.

3. Stir whipping cream into flour mixture, stirring just until ingredients are moistened.

4. Turn mixture out onto lightly floured surface. Knead gently until soft dough forms (about 2 minutes). Pat dough into 4-1/2 x 16-inch rectangle about 1-1/4 inches high. Divide rectangle into 12 smaller rectangles each measuring 1-1/2 by 4 inches. Cut each rectangle diagonally, forming a total of 24 triangles.* Transfer triangles to prepared baking sheets, spacing 2 inches apart. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with additional sugar.

5. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm, sprinkled with powdered sugar, if desired. 24 scones.

* Rectangles can also be cut crosswise into smaller rectangles about 1-1/2 by 2 inches.

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