*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                        Chocolate Chip Orange Scones
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Scones                           Chocolate
  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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  2       cup            All-purpose flour
    1/3   cup            Granulated sugar
  2       tsp            Baking powder
    1/2   tsp            Salt
    1/2   cup            Unsalted butter -- chilled
  2       large          Eggs
    1/4   cup            Orange juice
  1       tsp            Vanilla extract
    1/2   tsp            Orange peel -- grated
    3/4   cup            Miniature chocolate chips
  1       large          Egg white -- mixed with
    1/2                  Water; for glaze -- optional
 Preheat oven to 400 degrees; butter a 9-inch circle in the center of a baking 
 sheet. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. 
 Cut the butter into 1/2-inch cubes and distribute them over the flour mixture. 
 With a pastry blender or two knives used scissors fashion, cut in the butter 
 until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a small bowl, stir together the 
 eggs, orange juice, vanilla extract and orange peel. Add to the flour mixture 
 and stir to combine. The dough will be sticky. With lightly floured hands, knead
 in the chocolate chips until they are evenly distributed. With lightly floured 
 hands, pat the dough into an 8-inch circle in the center of the baking sheet. If
 desired, brush the egg white mixture over the tops and sides of the dough. With 
 a serrated knife, cut the dough into 8 wedges. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or 
 until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove the baking 
 sheet to a wire rack and cool for 10 minutes. With a spatula, transfer the 
 scones to a wire rack to cool. Recut into wedges if necessary. Serve warm or 
 cool completely and store in an air-tight container. These scones freeze well. 
 Recipe from:  Ye Olde Nantucket House in Chatham,   Massachusetts. 
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