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Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Scones Recipe!

Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Scones. Enjoy these soft, moist scones any time of the day; breakfast, snack or for dessert! Easy to make and even easier to eat!

As a young girl I just loved tea parties. The quaint and daintiness of it just screamed elegance to me. I loved the beauty of the English lifestyle along with the elegant beauty of the women who took part. It was so intriguing to me that women would dress in their best and get together for a simple cup of tea and dainty desserts.

One year, my friends threw me a surprise party with the theme of a Victorian tea party. These girls got me! And at that age, what girl wasn’t enchanted by tea parties and fancy, beautiful things.

That party has been etched into my memory all these years later. Every girl was dressed up in a fancy, Victorian dress and acted like a true lady while we enjoyed the treats. We all pretended and played our roles throughout the day.

While my style may have been changed over the years, I am still in love with tea and the beauty surrounding tea parties. I still desire to slow down, enjoy life, enjoying spending time with friends and family and enjoy those special treats.

But as I’ve gotten older, I have learned that importance of the inward beauty and how that far outweighs the outward beauty. You see we don’t know anything about these ideal, picturesque women we see in tea party pictures. We know nothing about their lives. We just see these pictures and movies and imagine how beautiful their lives must be. Surely they are truly elegant women if they attend tea parties.

chocolate chip hazelnut scones recipe!

Like us girls at the tea party, women can dress their best and cover the ugliness inside themselves. Women can so easily pretend to be who they are not. Women can become so infatuated with their outside beauty that they loose sight of the inward beauty all together.

In the Proverbs 31 Woman passage, we are told that our outward beauty will eventually fade. At some point our inward beauty will reveal itself. Like tea inside the tea bag, it takes times to seep out. But it will eventually.

We need to focus not so much about our appearance, the appearance of our homes or the appearance of our family but on our inward beauty. Cultivating true beauty within ourselves. Because that, my friends, is what is most important.

Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. Proverbs 31:30

I want to encourage you to cultivate true beauty  in your lives; not just outward beauty for the approval of others.

Today, I want to share with you the perfect treat for a tea party. Or for breakfast, snack time or dessert! These scones are so good they can be eaten at any time of the day.

They’re the moistest and most decedent scones I have ever eaten in my life. The hazelnut flavoring is so faint yet is the perfect complement to the chocolate. You will love them! And if you’re not a hazelnut fan or have allergies there is a substitution listed.

Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Scones

*adapted from Taste of Home

scones ingredients

4C flour

3tbs sugar

4tsp baking powder

1/2tsp salt

1/2tsp cream of tartar

3/4C cold butter

1 egg, separated

1 1/2C refrigerated hazelnut nondairy creamer (don’t like hazelnut? substitute half and half)

1 1/4C semisweet chocolate chips

 

In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients

Cut in butter until crumbly.

butter crumbled into flour

In a small bowl, whisk the egg yolk and creamer. Then add to dry ingredients; just until moistened.

chocolate chip hazelnut scones recipe!

chocolate chip hazelnut scones recipe!

Fold in chocolate chips. Divide in half.

chocolate chip hazelnut scones recipe!

Place inside of a greased, spring form pan.

Beat egg white; brush over dough. Sprinkle with additional sugar if you so desire.

chocolate chip hazelnut scones recipe!

Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

chocolate chip hazelnut scones recipe!

Now you can cut out your individual triangles before baking if you so desire. This will take more time initially and you’ll want to bake on a cookie sheet. I find that it’s easier to cook in a spring form pan and cut into slices when we want to eat them. It’s fast and you get the same effect. I’m a busy Mama so this works well for us!

chocolate chip hazelnut scones recipe!

Enjoy!! With a cup a tea if you so desire.

 

Your turn! Do you love tea parties and the beauty that surrounds them? What type of scone is your favorite?

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14 Comments

  • Reply
    Brenda
    October 28, 2015 at 9:10 am

    Yummy. 🙂 Love your encouraging words on true beauty. 🙂 Thanks for sharing. ((hug))

  • Reply
    Bonnie Lyn Smith
    October 28, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    These look great! Coming to you from #EspressosofFaith via #ALittleRnR! Pinned!

  • Reply
    Trisha @ Home Sweet Homemade
    October 30, 2015 at 8:35 am

    I am a sucker for scones! These look amazing! Pinned and sharing to Facebook! Found you on No Rules Weekend blog party!

    • Reply
      Anastasia Safee
      October 30, 2015 at 11:55 am

      Thanks for sharing Trisha! I appreciate it! 🙂

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    Candace
    November 3, 2015 at 8:41 am

    This is so true: “Like us girls at the tea party, women can dress their best and cover the ugliness inside themselves.” Wonderful, thought-provoking words and a delicious recipe here. I must try those scones! My son would love them as well :). Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      Anastasia Safee
      November 3, 2015 at 11:50 am

      My Big Guy can’t get enough of these scones so I hope yours loves them as well!

  • Reply
    Charlie
    November 3, 2015 at 11:21 am

    You had me at “chocolate.” But then I read the rest and knew I had to try these! I’ve never thought of using a flavored creamer in scones before. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      Anastasia Safee
      November 3, 2015 at 11:51 am

      Yes me too! Chocolate addict here as well! I hope you’ll love them as much as we do 🙂

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    Lori
    November 3, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    My first experience with scones was with my husband’s family – his Dad made the scones, and we did have them on fine china, with tea cups and everything. Now, after being married 31 years (and part of Rob’s family) our children know the feeling of this kind of “tea party” also!

    I have just started making scones for us, because Rob’s parents are almost past this stage now. (and live far away) We’re expecting our first grandchild, so your post has made me think about creating this experience for our grandboy!

    Thank you for the recipe! (never thought of

    • Reply
      Anastasia Safee
      November 3, 2015 at 10:49 pm

      Awe that is such a great tradition Lori. I think you should start it up with your grandson. He will always remember that when he’s older. I’m all about traditions 🙂 I hope you guys enjoy this recipe, it’s amazing!

  • Reply
    Laura @ Life is Beautiful
    November 3, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    YES!! I LOVE tea parties!! And scones! This post just made me happy. 🙂

    • Reply
      Anastasia Safee
      November 3, 2015 at 10:47 pm

      Yes, another fellow tea party lover! I hope your family enjoys this recipe, it is soooo good Laura!

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