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Chocolate Cherry Scones

Chocolate Cherry Scones

When the Canadian company Baba Souk asked me if I would like to host a giveaway for my readers, I of course, jumped on it. There’s nothing I love more than giving  you all the chance to win something beautiful through my website!

I have a sneaking suspicion that you readers like getting the chance to win things as well. 😉

Not only is the company Canadian but in this giveaway you have the chance to win a gorgeous ceramic dessert plate made in Montreal by Atelier Make. Each plate is handmade, ensuring that no two are exactly alike. What a great way to support a local Canadian business and artists!

The plate you are going to have a chance to win is the grey plate featured in my pictures! I knew I had to come up with a delicious baked good to put on this pretty little dish. The glaze is lead free and completely food safe, which can’t be said for all products out there!

I decided that a new scone recipe was in order!

My goodness, I can’t remember the last time I baked scones! I adore scones, I am one with scones, yet it’s been…. months?

It was time to fix that!

Chocolate cherry scones were the solution.

Chocolate Cherry Scones

The recipe will be at the end as usual for you to print, but I wanted to walk through how to make perfect scones again with you all. This is simply the easiest way to get evenly sized scones – as close as you will ever get to even- and is so easy!

First, take your entire batch of dough and shape it into a log.

Chocolate Cherry Scones

Second, divide the log according to what the yield is. A twelve scone yield recipe should be split into two. An eighteen scone recipe (like all of mine are) should be split into three.

Make sure all the pieces are the same amount of dough.

Chocolate Cherry Scones

Flatten each piece by turning it onto it’s side then smooshing it down with the palm of your hand, into six inch disks like shown below.

Make sure each disk is relatively the same thickness from the outside edge to the middle, do not make thin edges. This will ensure that the scones are the same thickness for baking.

Chocolate Cherry Scones

Cut each disk into six evenly sized pieces.

Chocolate Cherry Scones

Place on the baking sheet and you are ready to go!

Chocolate Cherry Scones

There’s nothing better than chocolate and cherry together for a fantastic flavour and it’s one of only a few fruits that really pairs well with both white and dark chocolate.  That lead to me to thinking that these babies needed swirl chocolate chips.

Milk and white chocolate swirl chips made all the difference in this recipe, taking it from good to utterly fabulous!

Chocolate Cherry Scones

Take a closer peek at those chocolate chips.


Chocolate Cherry Scones

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Chocolate Cherry Scones

  • Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 30 min
  • Category: Dessert


Amazing chocolate cherry scones recipe using milk and white chocolate chips, the best of both worlds!


  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 4 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups of chopped fresh cherries
  • 1 package of white/milk chocolate swirled chips
  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt


  1. n a small bowl combine the sour cream and baking soda together.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in the butter using two knives scissor style or with a pastry blender until it resembles coarse peas in the flour mixture.
  3. Add in the sour cream and beaten egg, gently mixing until it’s almost together.
  4. Once the mixture is thisclose to being completely combined, add in the bag of white chocolate chips.
  5. Mix gently again.
  6. Then when it’s just ready, add in the cherries.
  7. By now you have scooped it together and rolled it into one large log. This is the start of how you make perfect scones every time.
  8. Cut the log into three pieces.
  9. Flatten each round disk into a 6 inch square then cut into 6 equal triangles. I never do scones any other way now, this technique makes things so easy now.
  10. Take your 18 scones and place on a well-greased cookie sheet or parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees until browned and beautiful, about 20 minutes.


  • Serving Size: 18




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    Josh S
    September 5, 2013 at 3:22 am

    I like chocolate chip

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    September 5, 2013 at 2:58 am

    I like cranberry and white chocolate scones.

  • Reply
    September 4, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Chocolate chip scones!

  • Reply
    September 4, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    THat plate is beautiful!

  • Reply
    September 4, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    White Chocolate and Raspberries Scones!

  • Reply
    September 4, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    I love blueberry scones!

  • Reply
    September 4, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    I have enjoyed white chocolate raspberry more than once this season

  • Reply
    Richard Rector
    September 4, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Hear, Hear.

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    Michelle B
    August 30, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    I love cheese scones!

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    Sarah L
    August 30, 2013 at 4:42 am

    I love caramel apple scones.

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    August 30, 2013 at 4:40 am

    I have only had Cranberry Orange Scones and it was a favourite

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    August 30, 2013 at 3:10 am

    Maple oatmeal scones (Rafflecopter: Jay Tee)

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    August 30, 2013 at 2:58 am

    Apricot scones.

    Rafflecopter ~ Rachelle T.

    P.S. Your scones in this post are drool worth! 🙂

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    Peggy Doyle
    August 30, 2013 at 2:34 am

    I love lemon cranberry scones

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    August 30, 2013 at 2:19 am

    Chocolate scones!

    Rafflecopter – Natalie T

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    August 30, 2013 at 2:10 am

    I love a

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    August 30, 2013 at 2:10 am

    I love a raspberry scone! Rafflecopter – Areta

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    August 29, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    I like raisin scones. These ones looks delicious though – I have never had cherry chocolate scones. 

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    Bill McMillan
    August 29, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    My favourite scones are cream scones

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    Bianca at Sweet Dreaming
    August 29, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    chocolate chip or cinnamon scones are my fav!

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