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A plate with Chocolate Chip Peppermint Scones and a cup of tea

Chocolate Chip Peppermint Scones

Tender and rich these Chocolate Chip Peppermint Scones are the perfect treats to put on your holiday table for brunch or an afternoon tea. Filled with mini chocolate chips and sweet peppermints these scones are easy to make and so delicious. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, peppermint scones,, scones
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
chill time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8
Calories 436kcal


Scone Batter

Peppermint Glaze


How to make the scone batter

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. 
  • Add the cold cubed butter to the flour, toss to coat.  Using a pastry cutter, cut the butter and flour until they are pea size. You can also use two knives to cut the butter and flour.  
  • Add the mini chocolate chips to the mixture and mix until combined.
  • In a small bowl, stir the milk and egg yolks just to blend. Add this mixture all at once to the flour mixture. Gently stir with a fork to begin combining the wet and dry ingredients then add in the candy cane pieces and gently mix, just enough to incorporate.  
  • With your hands to gently knead the mixture together until all the dry ingredients are absorbed into the dough and it can be gathered into a moist, shaggy ball. 
    Do not over knead.
  • On a floured surface, pat the dough into an 8" circle and using a 3" round cutter, cut dough into rounds. Place each round on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush the dough with the egg whites mixed with 1 tsp. of water. 
  • Alternately, turn the dough onto the parchment-lined baking sheet and pat down to make the dough 1" thick and about 6-8" diameter.  You want a thick scone.
  • With a sharp knife cut the dough into 8 wedges and slightly separate.  Brush the dough with a beaten egg white mixed with 1 tsp. of water. 
  • Refrigerate the dough for 15 minutes before baking.
  • Bake for 18 - 22 minutes until the scones are nicely browned.

Peppermint Glaze

  • Mix the powdered sugar and milk together until smooth.  Drizzle on the cooled scones and sprinkle with crushed candy canes.


For the peppermints, you can use crushed candy canes or crushed peppermint candies if the peppermint crunch is not available. 
To crush the candy canes simply put them in a plastic bag then put that bag into another plastic bag and with a rolling pin or mallet crush the candies.  
I suggest refrigerating the dough for 15 minutes before baking. This allows the butter to rechill and firm up the dough so it will hold its shape better during baking. I am able to put the cookie sheet in my refrigerator. If you do not have the room you can move the dough to a small plate for chilling. 


Serving: 8 | Calories: 436kcal | Carbohydrates: 72.5g | Fat: 13.6g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 304mg