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Cinnamon Scones with Cinnamon Chips

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Cinnamon scones are quick and simple breakfast or afternoon snack.  Just a few basic ingredients like flour, butter, nutmeg and buttermilk are mixed together and then flattened in to a disc before being cut in to triangles and baked.

Cinnamon Scones

I really love scones and I used to make them pretty much once a week for breakfast.  But over the past year or so I’d convinced myself that they are just too much work to bother with.  So the other morning when I wanted a bread to have with eggs for breakfast, I decided to whip up some cinnamon scones.  I’d forgotten how quick and easy they are to make.

This is the first scone recipe I ever made and it was given to me by my friend Melody. The recipe calls for cinnamon chips, which are made by Hersey and can be hard to find except for during holiday baking season. Stock up now before they disappear!   I’ve also used substituted butterscotch chips to make Butterscotch Scones, which are pretty good, too.  But I really love these with cinnamon chips.

Cinnamon scones freeze very well.  After cutting the wedge of dough in to triangles, carefully separate the scones and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.  Place the baking sheet in the freezer and flash freeze the scones. I store them in a plastic food storage bag.  You can bake them right out of the freezer — just add a few more minutes to the baking time.

I also have recipes for Basic Scones, Glazed Cinnamon Scones and Whole Wheat Pumpkin Scones!

Yield: 8

Cinnamon Scones with Cinnamon Chips


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold butter, cut in to small pieces
  • 1 cup cinnamon baking chips
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • Eggwash - 1 egg white and 1/2 Tablespoon water
  • Raw sugar


In the bowl of a food processor (or a large mixing bowl) process (or whisk) together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and baking soda.
Cut in butter, using food processor, pastry cutter or two knives, to dry ingredients.
Add buttermilk and process or stir just until a dough forms.
Mix in cinnamon chips.
Dump dough out on to counter and knead lightly for a few minutes to work in flour. Gather in to a ball.
Pat ball lightly into a 3/4" high disk. Cut the disk in to 8 triangles (a pizza cutter works great!). Gently separate the scones slightly so they are no longer touching each other.
Beat egg white with 1/2 Tablespoon water and lightly brush tops of scones with egg wash. Sprinkle tops with raw sugar.
Bake scones at 425 degrees for 15-20 minutes.


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  • The Kook
    February 1, 2013

    I just made some cinnamon chip scones myself! I’m so used to rock-hard chewy, tough, dry, BLAND scones, but finally, these changed my life!! Finally, a scone that’s buttery, tender, soft, and delicate. Mmm. Literally the best thing that I’ve made.

    I used a slightly different recipe with heavy cream instead of buttermilk – so the scones weren’t dry or bland at all! They were deliciously rich and moist! I hope to try yours soon and compare!

  • Meg
    December 4, 2012

    Featuring your lovely scones on this weeks All Star Block Party!

  • Lisa
    December 4, 2012

    I have never tried to make scones before, but I think you just convinced me! These looks delicious! 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing at “Try a New Recipe Tuesday!” I hope you will join us again this week. 🙂

  • Kaylee
    December 2, 2012

    I have never been brave enough to make scones but I might have to try these! I have wanted a reason to use those cinnamon chips too!

  • Miz Helen
    December 2, 2012

    I just love scones and your Cinnamon Scones with Cinnamon Chips would be perfect for my afternoon tea, which I am having right now. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  • HungryLittleGirl
    December 2, 2012

    You won a lifetime feature on my Wall of Fame!
    I will send you a mail on Facebook with the details!

  • These look delicious! Thank you for linking up with the Clever Chicks this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  • Debi
    November 30, 2012

    These look delicious. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party and would love to have you share this with everyone. Here is the link to the party.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  • Becky
    November 29, 2012

    Wow!! These look so yummy!! We are big bakers on the weekends. We’ll have to try this one! Thanks for sharing at Foodtastic Friday!

  • Bethany
    November 27, 2012

    Yum! I love cinnamon. I’ve been making cinnamon rolls using biscuit dough. Turns out wonderful. 😀

  • Dominique
    November 27, 2012

    Oh yes! I am definitely making these!!!!

  • Winnie
    November 26, 2012

    Wowwww these look great!
    I’ve never actually baked scones and would love to try.

  • Aubrey
    November 26, 2012

    These look so yummy! I found you over at Mom’s Test Kitchen. I would love it if you’d share these over at Real Housemoms for Fabulous Fridays!

  • Emily
    November 25, 2012

    Oh my…mouthwatering. These look so delicious. I have bookmarked this page so that I can make them soon!

  • Kaylee
    November 25, 2012

    These look like scones I would actually like!