Sweet treats are an important part of any holiday celebration, and a way of life for the people behind For the Love of Sugar.
Founder and Owner Manal Hussein stopped by the Fox2 News studios Saturday to offer a taste of one of her favorite recipes.
Chocolate Chip Peppermint Scones
- 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
- 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 ¼ teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 6 Tablespoons cold, unsalted butter
- 1 Large egg yolk
- ½ Cup cold buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- ½ Cup mini chocolate chips
- 3 Tablespoons crushed peppermint
- +Egg wash (1 egg yolk plus splash of milk)
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
In a food processor add together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Pulse. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Place in medium size bowl.
In a small bowl, combine egg yolk, peppermint extract, and buttermilk and beat lightly with a fork. Add to flour mixture all at once, stirring enough to make a soft dough. Fold in the chocolate chips and crushed peppermint.
Turn out onto a floured surface and knead just until combined. Pat into a circle, about 8" in diameter. Cut into 6 equal "slices." Place on prepared baking sheet and brush with egg wash mixture. Sprinkle some course sugar and peppermint on top. Bake at 425 degrees F for 12-15 minutes.