>Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scones

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Today the rain came. I had intended on having a productive day but my sleeplessness last night changed that. I woke up late, had a busy morning and afternoon at work and forgot my gym clothes under my desk. On the way home I got stuck in traffic, “lost” in Target (not a bad thing) and couldn’t find the motivation to start my intended tasks.

Of course, though, I had the motivation for a walk in the fresh air with puppy.

IMG_2617 “I’m ready!”

IMG_2619 IMG_2621 Too entranced by the scattering leaves to look at me for a picture…

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When we got home, puppy was wet and I was hungry. We played in the kitchen for a bit before I cooked up some homemade gnocchi I had in the freezer.

I enjoyed a Magic Hat Hex with a side of Jeopardy. It’s their autumn brew.

IMG_2623After dinner, I was inspired by Tina’s recipe for Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scones.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scones from carrotsncake

Makes 8 scones

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar (I used 1/4 cup granulated Splenda)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (I used 1/4 tsp cinnamon and 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice)*
  • 2 tablespoons softened butter
  • 1/3 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt  (I used Greek because it’s what I had)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 425.
  • Sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon*, and salt.
  • Add in pumpkin, yogurt, butter & chocolate chips, mixing as you go.
  • Form dough into a ball, place on a greased baking sheet and pat down into a circle about 1/2 to 1/4 inches thick.
  • Cut into 8 segments.
  • Bake at 425*F for about 20 minutes or until edges are slightly crisp and the top is lightly browned.

IMG_2626IMG_2627IMG_2633 These are so very delicious! And EASY! I won’t even get started on how great my kitchen smelled while they were baking. Of course we had to try them right out of the oven, nom nom nom.

IMG_2637 Now I suppose I should tackle one of the many things on my To-do list… sorting through the stack of reading material that has piled up on the side of my bed. I’m debating between school reading and pleasure reading… which do you think will win?

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