You can’t have a birthday celebration without chocolate and sprinkles, in my opinion. So, we’re loading up our birthday scones with both!
Before we talk ingredients, we have one main goal here: keep our scone dough cold, cold, cold. Keeping our ingredients cold before and after we mix them into the dough helps to ensure the butter doesn’t start melting before our scones go into the oven. We only want the butter to start melting while our scones are baking, because the steam this process creates is what helps to keep our scones light and fluffy. It’s kind of the same concept as if we were making biscuits. So, we’re going to become good friends with the fridge while we’re mixing up our dough.