Recipes and Cooking Cherry-Chocolate Scones Be the first to rate & review! By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on November 19, 2021 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Scott Little Prep Time: 20 mins Bake Time: 12 mins Total Time: 20 mins Servings: 12 Yield: 12 scones Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 ½ cup all-purpose flour 2 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt ⅓ cup butter 2 eggs, lightly beaten ¾ cup whipping cream ¼ cup snipped dried cherries ¼ cup miniature semisweet chocolate pieces ½ teaspoon finely shredded orange peel (optional) Whipping cream or milk 1 recipe Orange Drizzle Orange Drizzle 1 cup powdered sugar 1 tablespoon orange juice ¼ teaspoon vanilla Directions Preheat oven to 400°F. In a large bowl stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center of flour mixture; set aside. In a medium bowl combine eggs, the 3/4 cup whipping cream, the dried cherries, chocolate pieces, and, if desired, orange peel. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Using a fork, stir just until moistened. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead dough by folding and gently pressing it for 10 to 12 strokes or until dough is nearly smooth. Divide dough in half. Pat or lightly roll each dough half into a 6-inch circle. Cut each circle into six wedges. Place dough wedges 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Brush wedges with additional whipping cream. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until golden. Cool slightly on baking sheet. Drizzle with Orange Drizzle. Serve warm or at room temperature. Orange Drizzle In a small bowl combine powdered sugar,1 tablespoon of the orange juice, and vanilla. Stir in additional orange juice, 1 teaspoon at a time, to reach a drizzling consistency. Make-It-Mini: Prepare and knead dough as directed; do not divide in half. Pat or lightly roll dough into an 8-inch square; cut into 1-inch squares. Place 1 inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Brush with additional whipping cream. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden. Cool slightly on baking sheet. Drizzle with Orange Drizzle. Serve warm or at room temperature. Makes 64 mini scones.Per mini scone: 55 cal., 3 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 13 mg chol., 38 mg sodium, 7 g carbo., 0 g fiber, 3 g total sugar, 1 g pro.Daily Values: 2% Vitamin A, 0% Vitamin C, 2% calcium, 2% iron To Store: Place scones in a single layer in an airtight container; cover. Store iced scones at room temperature for up to 2 days or freeze uniced scones for up to 2 months. To serve, thaw scones at room temperature if frozen. If desired, preheat oven to 350°F. Place scones on a baking sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until warm. Drizzle with Orange Drizzle. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 291 Calories 14g Fat 38g Carbs 4g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 12 Calories 291 % Daily Value * Total Fat 14g 18% Saturated Fat 8g 40% Cholesterol 67mg 22% Sodium 203mg 9% Total Carbohydrate 38g 14% Total Sugars 16g Protein 4g Vitamin C 0.6mg 3% Calcium 111.1mg 9% Iron 1.6mg 9% Potassium 57mg 1% Folate, total 52.4mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg Vitamin B-6 0mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.