so this is kind of random but everytime we got up to maine, one of my favorite things to do (of course, besides visiting with family and friends) is going to walmart. we don’t have one super close to where we live, but i love exploring walmart because they always have different and fun baking ingredients that you can’t find at a regular ol’ grocery store. this time, i picked up some cinnamon chips which i hadn’t seen before. they are just like chocolate chips, but cinnamon flavored. yum!
i knew exactly what i wanted to make with them – cinnamon sugar scones! i had already been craving some scones and i thought that these would be perfect in them… and guess what!?!?!? they were!
there is the perfect amount of cinnamon flavor – the cinnamon chips are scrumptious and i just love the crunchy cinnamon sugar topping with the flaky, yet fluffy inside of the scone. if you happen to find some cinnamon chips, you should definitely try these scones. if not check out these other awesome scone recipes i’ve made before:
oh and don’t forget that you can easily freeze these scones and bake them up later for a quick breakfast treat. just wrap them individually in plastic wrap…
and then put them in a freezer bag and stick them in the freezer!
when you’re ready to eat one, no need to defrost them – just bake them for a few extra minutes and you’re good to go! warm, fresh, delicious scones in just minutes!
first combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a medium bowl.
then add some butter cut into cubes. use a pastry cutter to break up the butter into small bits. this will make the scones super flaky.
once it looks like coursemeal you’ve cut the butter in enough.
so i did this all wrong but now add in the cinnamon chips, then add the cream – but i added the cream first and then the cinnamon chips. don’t worry it was still okay.
stir until the dough starts to form.
use your hands to knead it gently until the dough comes together completely.
press the dough into a 8×8 baking pan lined with plastic wrap.
next, mix a little raw sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl.
sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture all over the scone dough.
slide the dough out of the baking pan and slice it into 8 sections.
if you’re going to bake them all at once, line the scones on a silpat mat or parchment paper lined baking sheet. like i said i like to freeze them, so i froze 6 of them and baked up a couple of them in my toaster oven.
bake for 10-11 minutes at 425 degrees F and enjoy!
Cinnamon Sugar Scones
adapted from smittenkitchen
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 5 tablespoons chilled, unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
- 1/2 cup cinnamon chips
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon raw sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 425°F.
- Place flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in large bowl.
- Use two knives, a pastry blender or your fingertips and quickly cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal, with a few slightly larger butter lumps. Stir in cinnamon chips.
- Stir in heavy cream with a rubber spatula or fork until dough begins to form, about 30 seconds.
- Transfer dough and all dry, floury bits to countertop and knead dough by hand just until it comes together into a rough, sticky ball, 5 to 10 seconds.
- Form scones by pressing the dough into an 8-inch cake pan, lined with plastic wrap.
- Mix cinnamon and raw sugar together in a small bowl and sprinkle mixture onto the dough.
- Cut the dough into 8 wedges with either a knife or bench scraper.
- Place wedges on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silpat mat and bake until scone tops are light brown, 10 to 12 minutes.
- Cool on wire rack for at least 10 minutes.
- Serve warm or at room temperature.
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