My new favorite scone! All the deliciousness without the guilt! These soft buttermilk scones are topped with chocolate for a pop of sweetness.
Preheat oven to 375. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray.
With a whisk, combine the buttermilk, 1/4 cup sugar, vanilla, and whole egg in a medium bowl. Stir to combine and set aside.If you don’t have buttermilk, you can make it easily by using lemon juice. Place a tablespoon of lemon juice in a liquid measuring cup. Add enough milk to bring the liquid up to the one-cup line. Let it sit about 5 minutes. If you have heavy cream in the fridge, even better!
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt.
Cut in chilled butter using 2 forks until the texture resembles coarse crumbs. Gently fold in chocolate chips.
Add milk mixture into flour, stirring until just combined.
Place dough onto a floured surface and knead lightly 4 or 5 times with floured hands. Form dough into an 9 inch circle onto baking sheet, about 3/4 inch thick. Using a floured knife, cut dough into 12 wedges all the way through.
Brush egg white over dough and sprinkle evenly with sugar.
Bake until golden, about 17-20 minutes. Serve warm.