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White Chocolate Raspberry Scones

These White Chocolate Raspberry Scones are one of our favorite morning treats ever – super moist, not dry. Making your own tender scones are way easier than it seems.

white chocolate raspberry scones

We are fortunate to live in a community that adores farmer’s markets and supports local farms. Yeah, they’re only available about 3 months out of the year, but those months are always highly anticipated.

The farm stand that I dance and skip toward belongs to the local mom ‘n pop bakery. No holds barred there – they’ve got everything from freshly baked bread to unbelievable muffins and scones, all made with natural ingredients in house. They are amazingly moist, tender, and like no other scone you’ve ever tasted.

If my peripheral vision even catches sight of the White Chocolate Raspberry Scones at said farm stand, I’m sure to come home with a colossal bag full every time.

Hubby just eyes my mountainous bag with raised brows and says nothing.  The smart man…

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Given that the rest of the year doesn’t allow for farmer’s market spreads, I’m left with way too many months of pining for those White Chocolate Raspberry Scones.

That’s probably a good thing, or I’d bust our budget every month on bakery scones. Nobody said they were cheap.

What’s a girl to do, except set out to make her own copy cat version at home?

Put on the apron (or not) and start scooping the flour.

White chocolate raspberry scones

Friends, these are the BEST homemade scones I’ve ever made or tasted.

I dare say I like them just as much as the ones from my local bakery. These White Chocolate Raspberry Scones are superbly moist, tender, and nowhere near dry. Just don’t over bake them 🙂

One of my boys, who happens to be a whopping white chocolate & raspberry fan, picked these as his favorite baked breakfast treat in the whole wide world.

You and me both, Son.

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We used fresh raspberries, which are available pretty much year round at grocery stores, thank goodness. The fresh berries provide that amazing moistness you can’t get otherwise.

The white chocolate gives these scones that sweetness to balance out the berries. The almond extract is a must in this recipe, as it imparts such great flavor that is not overpowering yet definitely flavorful.

Enjoy!

White Chocolate Raspberry Scones

3.25 from 4 ratings
These White Chocolate Raspberry Scones are a family favorite! They're superior in moistness and perfectly flavored with just the right amount of sweetness. Dough can be made ahead and chilled until ready to use. Be sure not to over bake these. Baked scones will keep nicely at room temp for 2 days.
Servings: 16

Ingredients  

  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp table salt
  • 2 sticks, 16 TB salted butter, frozen
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips, plus 1/2 cup for drizzle
  • 1 cup whole sour cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 tsp pure almond extract
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 egg + 2 tsp water, lightly beaten together (for egg wash)
  • coarse sugar for sprinkling

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Using large holes of a box grater, grate frozen butter into the flour. Use fingers to work in the butter until it resembles a coarse meal. Stir in white chocolate chips.
  • In separate bowl, whisk together sour cream, eggs, and almond extract until fully incorporated.
  • Use a fork to stir sour cream mixture into flour mixture until large clumps form. Gently stir in raspberries with a rubber spatula. Do be gentle, but the berries will break up somewhat; that's ok. Use hands to gently form dough into two even sized balls. Don't overwork dough. Dough will seem rather wet. Wrap dough balls tightly and chill until it's easier to work with, about 1 hour.
  • Meanwhile, line baking sheets with parchment paper. Set oven to 400F, with rack on lower-middle position.
  • On a lightly floured, flat surface, gently pat each dough ball (might still seem too wet, but it will bake up fine) evenly into an 8-inch circle, about 3/4 inch thick each. Using a very sharp knife, cut each circle into 8 triangle wedges. Place triangles on lined baking sheets, 1 inch apart.
  • Brush the egg wash on top of each triangle. Sprinkle tops with coarse sugar. Bake one sheet at a time, about 14-17 minutes or just until tops are light golden. Do not over bake. Allow scones to cool completely to room temp.
  • Melt 1/2 cup white chocolate chips and drizzle over the top. Serve immediately, or store in airtight container for up to 2 days. Baked scones are best within first 24 hours. If they are very slightly under baked, they will stay moist longer.
  • *Note: If you want to make the dough ahead of time, simply wrap the two dough balls in cling wrap and chill up to 2 days in fridge. Then, shape and bake as directed.
Course: Breakfast, brunch

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Here’s a shout out to our best scone recipes:

  1. White Chocolate Berry Almond Scones. These are similar to the above scone, but they’re made with dried mixed berries and a powdered sugar glaze, topped with crunchy almonds. So, so good!

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  1. Pumpkin Spice Scones. Move over, coffee shop scones. These homemade ones are simply unparalleled by any other. They’re ultra moist and tender.

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  1. White Chocolate Cranberry Scones. These are made with fresh cranberries, which add to the delicious moist texture. They’re great for holidays or anytime you want to add cranberry goodness to your morning!

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  1. Triple Pumpkin Scones with Cream Cheese Icing.  Drool and swoon. For pumpkin cream cheese lovers everywhere.

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13 comments

    • Judy

    Hi! Can 0 fat yogurt be substituted for the sour cream?

      • chewoutloud

      Judy, are you able to use whole plain yogurt or even reduced fat Greek yogurt? The scones benefit from some fat, for tender texture. Enjoy, and happy baking!

    • Katie

    Hi there, I also made these and they have almost a blue/green tint to them, not sure what made that happen as I followed the recipe exactly…

      • chewoutloud

      Hi, Katie! I’ve done some research on this, and discovered that when the acidity of fruit (in this case, raspberries) reacts to baking powder with aluminum, discoloration results. It’s not your berries, it’s the aluminum in the baking powder. To avoid this, buy baking powder that’s labeled aluminum-free.

    • Tori

    Hey we made these last night but they have a greenish tinge is that from the rasberries? They taste amazing and we’ve made them before and they didn’t do that! Thoughts?

      • chewoutloud

      Oooh, that is strange about tint. I know blueberries can sometimes cause that slightly greenish tint after baking, but haven’t heard of raspberries doing that. I’m definitely researching that and will let you know if I discover anything. So glad you guys liked the scones 🙂 🙂 [Update: use aluminum-free baking powder to avoid discoloration of acidic fruit.]

    • Teresa

    I love almond with raspberry, but my daughter is allergic to almonds. Will substituting vanilla extract change the flavor too much? I notice there’s a lot of almond extract used.

      • chewoutloud

      You can definitely sub with vanilla extract, Teresa! Hope you and your daughter love these as much as we do. Happy baking!

        • Teresa Gibbons

        Thanks! I look forward to baking these. 🙂

    • Bockenfeld

    What if the dough chills for 3 hours , will it still turn out the same?

      • chewoutloud

      Yes, it will turn out just fine; I’ve chilled overnight, with good results. Enjoy! 🙂

    • Skyler

    Hey! I was just wondering,how long does it take to cook the white chocolate and raspberry scones? Thanks!

      • chewoutloud

      Hi, Skyler. I think the recipe is written as 14-17 minutes, and I tend to keep on the minimum baking time (each oven is different.) Enjoy! 🙂

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