Cinnamon Chip Scones

Can you believe I’ve never made scones before? I just never think to make them… When I started thinking about what to do with all the cinnamon chips I have in my cabinet, I got a couple recommendations to make cinnamon scones. I decided to give them a shot.

I found a recipe that called for mini chocolate chips and just subbed in the cinnamon chips. I cut my scones into 16 squares and popped them in the freezer. Slowly we worked our way through them and I honestly preferred them chilled, straight out of the freezer.

Hubby commented that these tasted like pie crust with cinnamon chips in it. No matter how you describe them, we both agreed they are worth making again. Hubby has requested that happens sooner rather than later.

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Cinnamon Chip Scones

Yield: 16

Ingredients:

For the Scones
2 cups (10 oz) flour
1/4 cup (1 3/4 oz) sugar
2 1/2 t baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 stick butter (4 oz) (cold, cut into pieces)
1 cup (8 oz) heavy cream (cold)
3/4 c cinnamon chips

For the Topping
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 T sanding sugar or granulated sugar

Directions:

Preheat over to 425 degrees

Mix together dry ingredients.

Using a pastry cutter, two knives or your fingers (I use my fingers), cut in the butter. (The book uses a food processor, but I like to make scones by hand...less to clean up!)

Add whipping cream and chocolate chips. Blend together quickly (I use my hands and/or a spatula). Do not overmix.

Shape into a round or square.

Brush with egg wash. Sprinkle with sugar.

Cut into shapes. Place on parchment or Silpat covered baking sheet.

Bake for 14-16 minutes until golden brown and delicious.

Recipe adapted from The Food Librarian, originally from The Art and Soul of Baking


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4 Responses to “Cinnamon Chip Scones”

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    Boston Sweetie — May 2, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    Wow those sound delish! Where do you find cinnamon chips? I think my husband would go nuts for this recipe, maybe with some apple thrown in there too!

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    Cooking with K — May 2, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Those look so good….wish I could get the cinnamon chips here in East Texas! Did you find them at a specialty shop or your regular grocery market? Blessings, K

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    bcallegra — May 2, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Yum! My comments are along the same theme as the others – I’ve been dying to make cinnamon chip scones (based on ones that I tasted from Concord Teacakes in Concord, MA) but have yet to find cinnamon chips. I believe you got yours on your Hershey, PA trip? I may have to find them online somewhere because I’m convinced they’re not sold in New England.

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    Alicia — May 2, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    I like the cinnamon chip substitution! I used to make scones a LOT – and then I bought a scone pan at king arthur and I never made them again.

    I’m thinking I’ll dust it off for mother’s day brunch – Mama clean plate loves scones!

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