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Cinnamon Scones Recipe

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These delicious cinnamon scones taste just like your favorite cinnamon rolls, but in scone form! Buttery, rich scones, swirled with a sweet cinnamon filling. Yum!

If you love something sweet for breakfast, like I do, then you’ll love these amazing Cinnamon Rolls, Cinnamon Roll Pancakes and these Apple Cinnamon Muffins.

a plate of cinnamon roll scones

A Breakfast Treat

I have to admit, I am kind of obsessed with scones. When the weather starts to get colder, all I want is to curl up with a good book, a warm cup of cocoa, and a delicious scone. There’s a coffee shop just down the street from my house, and it is all too tempting to just pop down there and pick up a scone when the craving hits. Unfortunately, my scone habit is not doing any favors for my budget, so it’s high time to come up with some tasty scone recipes to make at home.

This cinnamon roll scone recipe came about because I had a craving for baked goods, and couldn’t decide between making scones and making cinnamon rolls. These scones are truly the best of both worlds! They are so buttery, flaky, and sweet, swirled with a delicious cinnamon and brown sugar filling, and topped with a sweet glaze. They’re also simple and easy to make. What more could you want?

My favorite part is definitely that brown sugar and cinnamon swirl! It gives these scones such a delicious flavor, and makes them extra craveable. I usually send my extra baked goods to work with my husband, to share with his co-workers, but these scones I kept all for myself!

a plate with 2 cinnamon scones

How To Make Cinnamon Scones

  1. Prep – First, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Then line your baking sheet with parchment or silicone, and set it aside.
  2. Dry Ingredients – In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Then, grate the cold butter into the flour mixture and toss everything to coat.
  3. Wet Ingredients – In a small bowl, whisk together the half and half, egg, and vanilla. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and mix until just combined, being careful not to over mix. The dough should be a little rough and shaggy, but should hold together.
  4. Pat It Out – Gently pat the dough out on a floured surface into a rectangle that is approximately 8 inches tall and 10 inches wide.
  5. Cinnamon Mixture – In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar and cinnamon. Spread the brown sugar mixture evenly over the dough.
  6. Roll It Up – Gently roll the dough up, starting on the wider side, to form a long tube. Cut the dough into ten even-sized pieces, and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  7. Bring The Heat – Bake the scones for about 18-20 minutes, or until golden brown. Then let them cool.
  8. Topping – In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon milk. Add additional milk, as needed, to make a smooth and somewhat runny glaze. Drizzle the glaze over the cooled scones and let set.

Tips For Making Cinnamon Scones

Don’t Work It Too Hard – The key to success with these scones is to work the dough as little as possible. If you overwork the dough, then the scones will be tougher and lose that flaky tenderness.

Don’t Get Stuck – It’s important to flour the surface you’re using to pat at the dough, so the dough will roll up nicely instead of sticking to the counter. Don’t worry too much about them being perfectly round because they will turn out delicious either way!

Storage – Don’t forget to wrap these up if you don’t eat them right away. Like all pastries, these will go stale pretty quick if you leave them out. If stored properly, these cinnamon scones will stay fresh for 3-4 days. I would also hold off on drizzling the icing on top until you’re ready to eat them.

flaky cinnamon roll scones

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Cinnamon Scones
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Cinnamon Scones Recipe

These delicious scones are buttery, rich and swirled with an amazing cinnamon filling.
Course Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword sweet
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 10 scones
Calories 226 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cup butter cold
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with parchment or silicone, then set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Grate the cold butter into the flour mixture and toss to coat.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the half and half, egg, and vanilla. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and mix until just combined, being careful not to overmix. The dough should be a little rough and shaggy, but should hold together.
  4. Gently pat the dough out on a floured surface into a rectangle that is approximately 8 inches tall and 10 inches wide.
  5. In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar and cinnamon. Spread the brown sugar mixture evenly over the dough.
  6. Gently roll the dough up, starting on the wider side, to form a long tube. Cut the dough into ten even-sized pieces, and place them on the prepared baking sheet. Bake 18-20 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool.
  7. In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon milk. Add additional milk, as needed, to make a smooth and somewhat runny glaze. Drizzle the glaze over the cooled scones and let set.
Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Scones Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 scone)
Calories 226 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 133mg6%
Potassium 201mg6%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 146IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 82mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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