Happiness = cinnamon scones

This is one of my favorite tasting recipes, but I think scones as a general rule are a pain in the butt to make. Actually, whenever I make them, I can’t escape the thought that baking scones is like having a baby without pain meds: about 3 quarters of the way into the process, you conclude that you must have been insane to think it was a good idea. Thankfully, after both the rewards are great and outweigh the work involved. 🙂

These cinnamon scones are some of the easiest I’ve made, though. I also like to bake blueberry ones, but those really make a mess of the counter. Whether using fresh or frozen berries, expect to have a purple splotchy dough that may not look so appetizing, but really tastes delicious!

Cinnamon Chip Scones

3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup plus 2 T sugar, divided
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup cold butter
1 cup buttermilk
1 package (10 oz) cinnamon-flavored baking chips
2 T butter, melted

In a large bowl, combine flour, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in buttermilk just until moistened. Fold in chips.

Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead gently 10-12 times or until dough is no longer sticky.

Divide dough in half; gently pat or roll each portion into a 7-inch circle. Brush with butter and sprinkle with remaining sugar. Cut each circle into 6 wedges. Separate wedges and place on an ungreased baking sheet.

Bake at 425 for 10-13 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm. Yield: 1 dozen


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Maria
    Jul 06, 2010 @ 12:28:17

    Cinnamon chips are my favorite addition to oatmeal, although they do make it substantially less healthy. I’ll have to try these!


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