Fresh baked cherry chip scones recipe

Food Processor Cherry Chip Scones Recipe

January 2, 2017 by Michelle

A huge thank you to Hamilton Beach for sending me my new favorite kitchen gadget that I used to make these cherry chip scones. Would you ever have imagined that you could make scones in the food processor?

Hamilton Beach Professional 14 Cup Dicing Food Processor

My children adore scones. Every weekend morning, they wait for me to wake up (yes, they’re smart enough to know not to wake me) and tell me they’re hungry. Forget the fact that they can make their own breakfast and we have plenty of food in the house. If they don’t have school, they want scones.

Perfect breakfast of cherry chip scones

Often, I will make scones. Cherry chip scones aren’t hard to make, but I end up dirtying several bowls. The recipe I use also requires melted butter, which adds time and means I need to supervise. When I received my new Hamilton Beach Professional 14 Cup Dicing Food Processor, I noticed it included a dough hook. My wheels started turning. The possibilities opened wide from making pizza dough to cookies, and more. That first morning after I opened the box and the wee ones begged for scones, I knew I had to update my recipe to make it in the food processor.

The dough hook is plastic and has no sharp edges, so the wee ones can use it (safely) to make the dough. All I need to do is watch them put it into the oven and remove it. I kept the butter, but now I don’t melt it first. The food processor means the order of ingredients and how the combine changes, but this works perfectly. In keeping with the “easy” idea, I don’t brush the tops of my cherry chip scones with an egg wash. While you certainly could add this step and sprinkle them with a little turbinado sugar, these scones don’t need it. My preteens can make this easily themselves.

Perfect cherry chip scones

How to Make Cherry Chip Scones

Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with a silpat or parchment paper.

Assemble your food processor with the dough hook. Add flour, sugar, oats, baking powder, and salt. Turn on to combine.

Add cold butter cut into small pieces around the bowl. Pulse twenty to thirty seconds until the butter is broken up and the mixture is pebbly.

Pulse until pebbly

Add cherries and chocolate. Feel free to use chocolate chips. I love using big bars of chocolate and chopping off what I need, but both work well. Stir again to distribute your mix-ins.

In a  liquid measuring cup, add milk, egg, and vanilla. Whisk with a fork. Pour the liquids through the chute into the food processor while it is on the knead function.

Add liquids through the food processor chute

Mix just until the cherry chip scones dough starts to come together.

Mix just until cherry chip scone dough comes together

Turn out onto a clean surface and knead gently to bring the dough together completely. Add a touch more flour, if needed. Pat into a circle about a half inch thick, but don’t worry if it isn’t a perfect circle.

Pat cherry chip scones dough into a circle

Use a bench scraper or knife to cut them into eight wedges.

Use a bench scraper to cut into 8 wedges

Place wedges on your prepped baking sheet and place in 450 degree oven for 10-12 minutes.

Place cherry chip scones on baking sheet

The cherry chip scones will be lightly golden brown when done. Let cool 2-3 minutes, then serve immediately. Store on your counter up to 2 days in a tightly sealed container.

Fresh baked cherry chip scones recipe

What’s So Great about the Hamilton Beach Professional 14 Cup Dicing Food Processor?

I’m not quite ready to turn my kids loose on the Hamilton Beach Professional 14 Cup Dicing Food Processor when using the other blades. They are sharp, but that day will come. I love that with just four blades I can create so many different items. My old food processor had a full tank of blades that I had to switch out regularly. This food processor is far simpler in so many ways.

My favorite features?

  • The slicing blade adjusts from 1/32″ to 1/4″ with 14 different thicknesses. I can slice super thin pieces of ginger or thicker cucumbers for a salad with just a quick twist. The blade is clearly marked on the bottom 1-14. One is the thinnest cut while 14 is the thickest (this isn’t clearly marked in the manual or elsewhere).
  • The wide mouth feeding tube lets me feed potatoes in easily. Finally I can make sweet potato chips quickly. I don’t have to slice by hand and try to get even slices anymore. I can add a whole tomato or place the two smaller tubes in and add carrots and other smaller items. No matter what, I have control.
  • The discs don’t require an additional post. My old food processor had a post that you added to the base where the discs rested. I can’t tell you how many times I had to stop cooking to search for that piece that never seemed to make its way back to the box. No one else in my house knows what it is, so it ends up in random places in my kitchen all the time. The shredding and slicing discs on the Hamilton Beach Professional 14 Cup Dicing Food Processor have the post built in, so there are no extra parts to lose.
  • This food processor dices food, too. I’d never seen a dicing attachment for a food processor before, but this one works beautifully. I’ve used it to dice tomato for a salad (it would also make great salsa or gazpacho), onion for everything from soups to chicken dishes, and apples for some apple streusel muffins.
  • Assembly is a snap. No, not a twist and lock pieces into place and hope you twisted to the right place. The Hamilton Beach Professional 14 Cup Dicing Food Processor stacks into place with the bowl sitting on the base and the top resting in place. An arm lifts up and pulls everything into place, and you know immediately that it’s ready for operation. When it isn’t safely locked, the buttons blink. Once you have it properly assembled, the buttons stay lit. This also makes removing the bowl simpler. No more thwacking the bowl trying to loosen it. Simply pull the arm down and remove.
  • The work bowl rests on the motor in a way that doesn’t require a large hole in the middle of the bowl like other food processors I’ve used. That has always been my biggest pet peeves when it comes to a food processor. As soon as I remove the blade, whatever I’ve chopped starts falling through that hole. Liquids? No chance. The smart design of this bowl prevents those spills, which means less cleanup for me!

Have you ever had cherry chip scones? If you won a food processor, what would you make?

Enjoy cherry chip scones from scratch

Yes, I am actually giving away one of these fantastic food processors to a lucky reader, and I know whoever wins will love it as much as I do. Tell me what you’d make, and enter to win a Hamilton Beach Professional 14 Cup Dicing Food Processor of your very own. Good luck!

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Food Processor Cherry Chip Scones Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 8 scones

Food Processor Cherry Chip Scones Recipe

These easy and delicious cherry chip scones make a perfect breakfast or snack. Dress them up for company or enjoy yourself. While the recipe is designed for a food processor, you can adapt to make this recipe without one.

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 c flour
  • 1 1/4 c oats
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 1 T baking powder
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 10 T butter
  • 1/2 c dried cherries
  • 1/2 c chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
  • 1/3 c milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 t vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with a silpat or parchment paper.
  2. Assemble food processor with the dough hook. Add flour, sugar, oats, baking powder, and salt. Turn on to combine.
  3. Add cold butter cut into small pieces around the bowl. Pulse twenty to thirty seconds until the butter is broken up and the mixture is pebbly. Add cherries and chocolate. Stir again to distribute.
  4. In a liquid measuring cup, add milk, egg, and vanilla. Whisk with a fork. Pour the liquids through the chute into the food processor while it is on the knead function. Mix just until the dough starts to come together.
  5. Turn out onto a clean surface and knead gently to bring the dough together completely. Add a touch more flour, if needed. Pat into a circle about a half inch thick. Use a bench scraper or knife to cut them into eight wedges.
  6. Place wedges on prepped baking sheet and place in 450 degree oven for 10-12 minutes. Bake until lightly golden. They will spring back when you poke them. Let cool 2-3 minutes, then serve immediately. Store on your counter up to 2 days in a tightly sealed container.

Notes

You can make this without a food processor, as well. Use a pastry cutter or forks to cut the butter into the flour mixture and a wooden spoon to mix in the liquid ingredients. This is easier if you freeze your butter then grate it into the flour.

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  • Lisa Brown


    Oh, maybe making peanut butter or another nut better in the processor.

  • Hope Bertram


    I make an amazing sun dried tomato tapanade so that or I’ve also been thinking about making a beef wellington – and could use the processor for the pate!

  • Julie Wood


    I would make my Basil Pesto and show how easy it is to make and how delicious it is on pasta!

  • Dana Rodriguez


    I would make home made salsaa and pestos. They taste so much better if you make them fresh!

  • Ann


    A tri-pepper salsa for endive tips!

  • Elena


    I would make a video of kalamata olive tapenade

  • alicia szemon


    I would make some delicious hummus in the food processor

  • Kelly Tupick


    I would make a video showing how easy it is to make a fresh homemade salsa that the whole family would love.

  • HS


    I would make a video of homemade chimichurri sauce .

  • Francine Anchondo


    I would make a salsa.

  • Nancy Loring


    I would like to try making my own Hummus. I have a few ideas of different ingredients that I would like to incorporate into it.

  • Kim S


    I would totally make cookie dough, or salsas with it!

  • Annette


    Wow that’s an impressive looking food processor and the scones look yummy. I’ve never had that variety, but do love scones. The first thing I’d make is a soup that calls for lots of chopped veggies.

  • David


    I only use our food processor for chopping. I never even considered using it for mixing of dough. I think I would try to make some drop biscuits with it.

  • Mary Cloud


    It would be good to make some sugar cookies

  • Patricia Wojnar Crowley


    I’d like to try a muffin recipe!

  • Thomas Murphy


    I would make Hummus

  • Kristen


    I’d like to use it to make my own salsa.

  • Jenny Scheldberg


    I’ve been wanting to make butternut squash soup at home.

  • Tiffany Banks


    I would love to make homemade salsa or baby food!

  • Kim Moldofsky


    I woukd try these, and then pastry dough and all of the many things I’ve made without a processor over the years. It’s the one appliance I don’t have!

  • Ashley Meggitt


    Oh my word the possibilities are endless!! This would be a great win for me! My 9 year old daughter has recently taken up cooking/baking I could see us making a lot of great memories with this! Thank you so much for the chance to win <3

  • Georgie C.


    The first thing I’d like to get my hands into doing with this nice Processor is to make some home made pie crusts. MY other machine broke and the crusts came out so good using a processor instead of working the dough by hand so this is what I’d love to try first.

  • Heidi B


    I would make dough for cookies as well as a salsa, hummus and dips.

  • Tina W


    I would make a big batch of pesto!

  • Cheryl B


    I would make pineapple cookies.

  • Jeanne Coulombe


    I would make some salsa and hummus

  • Liz @ Yes/No Films


    So this is kind of random, but I’ve always wanted to make homemade garlic sauce (the Mediterranean kind) – but it requires a food processor. I’d also use it for making desserts, those scones look tasty!

  • Bridgett Wilbur


    I would love to try my mothers home made ham salad.

  • ellen casper


    I would make fresh spaghetti sauce

  • livivua chandler


    I would like to use it for chopping veggies for chunked type dips.

  • Jen


    We would make amazing hummus!!!!

  • Latanya


    I would make a spicy salsa

  • Michelle James


    I would make Biscotti !

  • Heather Hayes Panjon


    I Would Make A Hot Sauce!

  • Judith


    hummus!

  • Michele Cupp


    I would love to use it to make my fave veggie omelet.

  • Starla


    Those look so delicious. I would definitely make some homemade salsa with the food processor!

  • Christine Labelle


    I would use it for a few of my cookie recipes. I would also make soup.

  • Ellie Wright


    I would make homemade salsa first.

  • Felina P


    So many things thinking about making fresh guacamole.

  • Stephanie Phelps


    I would have a much easier time making my grandmother’s peppered cabbage! My family loves it!

  • Lauren


    I would make a graham cracker crust.

  • heather


    The first thing that I would make is salsa in it.

  • Elle


    I would make homemade hummus and different dips.

  • Chrissy


    I would definitely use it to make some purees/baby food!

  • Jeffrey


    I’d like to use the food processor to make my own hummus.

  • carol clark


    make my own peanut butter with cashews

  • Sarah


    Not even a huge scone fan but besides some yummy salsa or hummus I would have to try this recipe!!! Looks so delish!

  • Susan


    My mother-in-law adores scones. I can’t wait to surprise her by making your cherry chip scones. Thanks for sharing at the #ThisIsHowWeRoll Link Party.

  • Christopher Mason


    Almond and chocolate croissants.

  • kelly clayton


    This does look and sounds impressive. I use my food processor a lot to cook. We use it for homemade peanut butter, grate zucchini for zucchini banana bread, pesto, pumpkin spagetti soup just to name a few. It would be great to have new processor for the dicing feature as so many of the recipes I make call for diced veggies. It takes me forever to do by hand.

  • Rust


    I’d use it for making hummus and nut butters, and all of my special dressing, and chopping veggies for my soups and salads.

  • Melanie


    i would love to make these scones! i love scones but they seem like too much work without this food processor! i do not have one of these, and i feel like there are a ton of recipes i have been waiting to try–like homemade graham crackers! they sound so yummy!

  • angela smith


    cookies

  • Sonya Allstun


    I would make homemade salsa always wanted to try it

  • Karrie


    I would make spicy salsa

  • Summer D


    I make a lot of freezer casseroles, so I’d use it to prep for that. I also make a mean salsa!

  • alessandro p


    love hummus..awesome..

  • Rachel Mast


    I would definitely make scones!

  • Maureen G


    My family enjoys soups and stews so I would most likely make a vegetarian soup/stew. It would be wonderful not to have to hand chop all the veggies.

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