Cinnamon Chip Scones

Cinnamon Chip Scones

Cinnamon Chip Scones

Scones are one of the best breakfast foods there are. What am I saying? I eat scones any time of the day, or night! My mom’s recipe for scones is the best I’ve ever had. I know, I’m partial, but it’s true.

The other day, I noticed a post on the Pioneer Woman’s site, for Cinnamon Scones. I thought that would be a perfect variation to my recipe.

I made my scone recipe, and some of Ree’s recipe. They came out delicious! Even Mom said they were really good! Here goes!

Thanks Ree, for the inspiration. Oh, and the bigger waistline!

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Cinnamon Chip Scones

  • Author: A Foodie Affair
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


These cinnamon scones are REALLY good! Perfect for breakfast, brunch, or anytime!


  • Scones:
  • 2 c. flour
  • 1/2 c. plus 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 8 Tbsp (1 stick) unsalted butter, frozen
  • 2/3 c. cinnamon chips
  • 1/2 c. sour cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Topping:
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 11/2 tsp heavy cream


  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. In medium bowl, mix flour, 1/2 c. sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon & salt.
  3. Grate butter in to flour mixture on large holes of a box grater, or flat grater with large holes. Use your fingers to work in the butter, then stir in the cinnamon chips.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk sour cream, egg & extract until smooth. Using fork, stir sour cream mixture in to flour mixture, until large clumps form. Use your hands to press dough against bowl (it may not look like the mixture will ever come together, but it will).
  5. Place on lightly floured surface & pat in to a 8″ circle, about 3/4″ thick.
  6. Combine topping ingredients and pat cinnamon topping mixture on top of scones. Use sharp knife to cut into 8 wedges. Place on parchment lined cookie sheet & bake for 15-17 minutes. Cool 5 minutes & serve warm or room temperature.


Cinnamon Chip Scones

Cinnamon Chip Scones

These Silpats are great for non stick removal of your scones after cooking. They stay put on the cookie sheet when taking out of the oven. Stop worrying about your baked goods slipping off the cookie sheet on to the floor with parchment paper, when removing to and from oven!

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  • Reply
    February 29, 2012 at 9:11 am

    These look wonderful. I’m not much of a baker, but I will give these a chance!

    • Reply
      February 29, 2012 at 5:57 pm

      Richard, these are really easy to make, especially when you freeze your butter and grate on the box grater. They also come out really good when using my basic recipe also which has the almond extract and dried cherries in them!

  • Reply
    March 1, 2012 at 10:21 am

    I am fortunate enough to be her cousin and get to try her recipes. These are delicious! Her mom also make scones and all I can say is “yummie!”

    • Reply
      March 1, 2012 at 10:24 pm

      Hope you enjoyed them, Denise!

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