Chocolate Chip Espresso Scones with Espresso Glaze

The combination of coffee and chocolate is one of life’s perfect pairings. I mean, coffee & chocolate, together or separate, are basically my coping skills lately. 🤣 These Chocolate Chip Espresso Scones with Espresso Glaze bring these two flavors together in a delicious little treat that works for breakfast, brunch, or a coffee break. ☕️ 🍫

Ingredients for Chocolate Chip Espresso Scones with Espresso Glaze
Two eggs ended up in the picture, but the recipe only requires one.

I used these amazing Nestle Toll House Espresso Morsels for my scones, which I get in the baking aisle right next to the other chocolate chips. I like them because they add an extra punch of espresso flavor, but you could also just use regular semi-sweet chocolate chips or even chunks if you want them extra chocolate-y. If you use semi-sweet chips, you may want to add 1/4 teaspoon espresso powder to the dough, as well as the frosting, to punch up that coffee flavor.

Making Chocolate Chip Espresso Scones with Espresso Glaze

Scones are one of my favorite pastries to make, because there is little fuss. It’s basically mix, shape, bake.

Mix together the dry ingredients, cut in cold, cubed unsalted butter using your fingers or a pastry cutter, and then fold in the chocolate chips.

Mixing the batter for espresso scones.

Slowly mix the dry with the wet in batches, and mix until just combined.

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Divide the dough in half and shape into two flattened circles. Be careful not to overwork the dough or your scones will be tough.

Shape the dough into two circles for Chocolate Chip Espresso Scones with Espresso Glaze

Cut each circle into 6 wedges using a knife or bench scraper. Place on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Separate the wedges just slightly to allow room for rising when baking.

Cut into wedges and bake the Chocolate Chip Espresso Scones with Espresso Glaze

The Espresso Glaze

The espresso glaze adds another layer of coffe-flavored goodness to these already delicious scones. Mix powdered sugar, cooled coffee, and a bit of espresso powder to form the glaze. Place in a piping bag or even just a Ziploc with the a corner cut off. This will allow you to get that pretty little zig-zag of icing across the top. I’m tellin’ ya– these babies are delicious and pretty, too.

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Espresso flavor, big chunks of rich chocolate, a silky espresso glaze across the top of the not-too-sweet pastry…… 👀

Add a cup of fresh brewed coffee, and you’ll be one happy camper. And a fully caffeinated happy camper, I might add.

Serve scones with an espresso glaze drizzled over the top. Perfect wtih a cup of coffee or tea.
Chocolate Chip Espresso Scones with Espresso Glaze are the perfect texture for scones and filled with bits of chocolate.

Chocolate Chip Espresso Scones with Espresso Glaze

Niky @ The House on Silverado
The flavors of coffee and chocolate complement each other so nicely. These delicious chocolate chip scones are topped with an easy espresso glaze, and are perfect for breakfast, your coffee break, or an afternoon snack.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Snack
Cuisine American, British
Servings 12
Calories 244 kcal


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter cold and cut into cubes
  • ¾ cup espresso flavored chocolate chips or regular chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup half & half
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg

For the Glaze

  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ tsp instant espresso powder
  • Tbsp brewed coffee or espresso cooled to room temp


  • Pre-heat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add cold, cubed butter to the flour mixture and work the butter into the flour, using your fingers or a pastry cutter, until the mixture is coarsely crumbled. Be careful not to overwork the mixture or the butter will soften too much and the scones will be tough. Fold the chocolate chips into this mixture.
  • Mix together ⅓ cup of the half & half, the vanilla, and the beaten egg. Slowly add in the flour mixture, a little at a time, mixing until just combined. Add a little more milk if the mixture is too dry.
  • Divide the dough in half and and flatten each portion into a 1-inch thick disc, being careful not to overwork the dough.
  • Cut each circle into 6 pizza-like wedges, and move to your parchment-lined baking sheet. Separate the wedges from each other slightly to allow room for rising as they bake.
  • Lightly brush the tops of the scones with a little half & half. Sprinkle the tops with coarse sugar. Bake scones for 18 to 22 minutes until lightly golden on top. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack.


  • Stir together the powdered sugar, espresso powder, and cooled coffee until smooth. You want a consistency that is right for drizzling. If the glaze is too thin, add a bit more powedered sugar. If it's too thick, add coffee a few drops at a time.
  • Place glaze in a zippered food storage bag, cutting off the very tip of one corner, and pipe the glaze in a zig-zag fashion across tops of scones.
  • Scones can be stored in an air-tight container for a few days.


If you use regular chocolate chips instead of the espresso flavored ones, you may want to add 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of espresso powder to your scone dough for more espresso flavor.
*Nutrition facts calculated using


Serving: 1Calories: 244kcalCarbohydrates: 30.6gProtein: 3.7gFat: 12.1gSaturated Fat: 7.6gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 84mgPotassium: 205mgFiber: 1gSugar: 13gCalcium: 89mgIron: 1mg
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13 thoughts on “Chocolate Chip Espresso Scones with Espresso Glaze

  1. 5 stars
    When it comes to coffee, there are few things that can top a hot cup of joe with a few scones sitting to the side. These chocolate chip espresso scones with espresso glaze are no exception! Made with a soft and fluffy dough, these scones are then topped with a layer of rich chocolate chips and an espresso glaze.

  2. Oh my goodness. These look and sound amazing. I have never seen or heard of the Nestle Toll House Espresso Morsels. They are something we don’t’ get here in the UK. x

  3. I love coffee and chocolate together, definitely an absolutely perfect paring These scones sound and look delightful! Thank you for sharing with Fiesta Friday, and continue to have a delicious weekend!

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