Cinnamon Chip Scones


Another one of my “almost famous” recipes is this super easy, yet super yummy recipe for homemade Cinnamon Chip Scones.

I made some this week to take to a morning meeting at work, so I thought I would share with  you.

The first time I had these was at a friend’s house for a holiday party.  Brenda is quite the chef, baker, and entertainer.  We all raved about these scones, but I had never attempted making them before.  I assumed they were difficult.  And truthfully – every scone I ever had before this was less than exciting…..  Many I’ve had were quite dry and lacking in anything that really made me want to do cartwheels.

But these – oh my – I wish I could express to you have awesome they are.  They are tender and moist and full of sweet and cinammony chips.  sc8

And though they end up looking like they would be something difficult or time consuming to make, they are really easy.


So here we go.

Start by mixing the dry ingredients together (I often do this the night before and put in a bowl with a lid, so I can make fresh in the morning by simply adding the wet ingredients and baking):

2-3/4 cup Flour
1 TBSP Baking Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 cup + 2 TBSP Sugar
Pinch of Salt
2 tsp Cinnamon

Then add 1-1/2 sticks of cold butter, sliced and cut in with a pastry blender (Sorry, Kurt – I told you there was no butter in them – just keep believin’ that – Wink! Wink!)

It starts out looking like this…

and with the magic of the pastry blender (who needs a food processor?! – have had two – gave away – over-rated), in a matter of about 2 minutes, it becomes a crumbly mixture like this:

sc2Easy Peasy.

Then you add 3/4 cup (or a little more if it is too dry) Buttermilk and 1 TBSP Vanilla with a wooden spoon just until dough forms a ball.

Then you transfer it to a floured surface, blend in a bag of Cinnamon Chips, and shape into a 15 x 3″ rectangle.

Cut it in half, then each half in thirds, then each third on a diagonal into triangles – like this:


I then brush with a little bit more buttermilk or water, sprinkle some coarse raw sugar on top, place on baking stone (I use 2 with 6 on each) – allowing room for them to GROW.  They go in the oven looking like this:


Bake at 400 degrees F for 10-15 minutes, and they come out looking like this:


These are truly best served the day they are baked.  If you store them in an airtight container or bag, they get soft and lose the crispy outside that contrasts so well with the tender inside and makes them so amazing.

sc7Hope you’ll give these a try – even if you don’t think you like scones.  I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.


Cheers & Hugs,


15 thoughts on “Cinnamon Chip Scones

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  2. Joyce has made these and they are scrumptious!!! She gave the recipe to one of our friends and they get an A+++++++ Super good. I even licked the screen your pictures are soo good, A perfect match with Sweet Italian Crème!!

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  3. Cinnamon chip scones are my go to recipe for office meetings too. My recipe uses some whole wheat flour for a little extra crunch. Butter and buttermilk are absolutely key. Loved seeing these on Life In Between this morning.

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  4. Well thanks a lot! Now I want to have tea and scones and since I don’t have all the ingredients, I’ll just have to make crêpes. There goes mu diet… 😉

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  5. Oh, these were delicious, Jodi. Thanks for the surprise on the ride! I am sitting here the next day enjoying one! They are still fabulous the next day but agree the crispiness the first day is different from the second day. Any day is fine with me…gotta get some cinnamon chips and buttermilk…

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  6. Hi! My husband Steve Kelly passed along your website. These scones are absolutely fabulous. I made them for the first time this morning and they were wonderful. I’m going to have to work on my presentation though because I didn’t realize how much they puffed up while baking. 😊. Mine weren’t pretty but my boys gobbled them down!!! These will be making an appearance while we are visiting family. 😉


    • Hi Deb! So nice to hear from you, and I am so glad you all enjoyed these so much! Thanks for taking the time to write and visit. Please say hi to Steve. Hope to hear from you again! 🙂


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