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Hershey's Chocolate Chip Scones

Contributed by: NAPSA

Bake Up A Treat For Your Sweetie

(NAPSA) - Here's a sweet idea: Surprise your favorite someone with a special homemade treat to show you care. When deciding what to make, think chocolate, a treat many call the "food of love."

Whether for a breakfast-in-bed birthday or anniversary celebration or a quiet brunch at home for two or a few, something sweet such as these delicious, easy-to-make scones can say "I Love You" to your special sweetie.

Ingredients:

  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate Chips or Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
  • 2 cups chilled whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Additional sugar
  • Powdered sugar (optional)

Directions:

Heat oven to 375 F.

Lightly grease 2 baking sheets. Stir together flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts, if desired. Add whipping cream, stirring just until ingredients are moistened.

Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface. Knead gently until soft dough forms (about 2 minutes). Pat into 41/2 x 16-inch rectangle about 11/4 inches high. Divide rectangle into 12 smaller rectangles each measuring 11/2 by 4-inches. Cut each rectangle diagonally, forming a total of 24 triangles.

Transfer triangles to prepared baking sheets 2 inches apart. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with additional sugar. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm, sprinkled with powdered sugar, if desired.

Serving Size: Makes 24 Scones


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