The Best Cinnamon Scones Recipe

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Learn how to make a cinnamon scones recipe that is easy, soft, and full of delicious cinnamon chips. Cinnamon scones are the best breakfast treat and pairs so well with coffee or tea.

Cinnamon scones recipe

Tools to make fluffy cinnamon chip scone recipe

These tools are my go-to baking items to use when making scones. They help to create soft, moist baked scones every single time!

Start with our Master Scone Recipe and you are on your way to making the perfect scone!

Cinnamon Chip Scones
  • Pastry blender we mention this item with every single recipe because it is THE item that will ensure a fluffy outcome for your scones. You can use 2 knives or your hands, but a pastry blender is best.
  • Parchment paper a baking sheet lined with parchment paper is not only great for non-stick baking, but it is also awesome for easy cleanup! No pan scrubbing needed!
  • Mixing bowl should be a large mixing bowl if you want to make this a one-bowl recipe! I mix and also knead the scone dough right in the bowl before turning it out onto a floured surface.

Related recipes: Snickerdoodle scones, Pumpkin scones, Almond scones, Fresh strawberry scones, Fresh peach scones

Cinnamon scones recipe ingredients

Baking these luscious breakfast treats are easy! By adding cinnamon baking chips, these buttery cinnamon scones taste so much better than what you can buy in the store!

  • 2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 5 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 6 Tbsp chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2/3 C half-and-half, plus 1 tbsp.
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Cup cinnamon baking chips

How to make scones that taste like cinnamon rolls

I love using cinnamon chips for baking delicious breakfast goodies like cinnamon chip muffins or pancakes, especially during the fall and winter months.

Cinnamon is such a warm spice and it tastes so good especially when baking and this recipe tastes like your are eating warm cinnamon bun scones right out of your hand!

Start by preheating the oven to 425 degrees and getting your work station together.

In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon, and salt. 

Cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Steps for cinnamon scones

Stir in vanilla extract and 2/3 cup half-and-half until just moistened. 

Gently fold in cinnamon baking chips.

On a lightly floured surface, knead dough gently 5 to 10 times.

Cinnamon scones recipe

Pat into a 1-inch-thick round.

Cut into 8 wedges; place on a parchment-lined baking sheet, 2 ” apart.

Brush tops with 1 Tbsp half-and-half, sprinkle each with sugar and cinnamon.

Bake until golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes.

Let cool on wire rack.

Baked Cinnamon scone recipe

Additional toppings for scones from scratch

Scones from scratch are actually very easy to make if you have the right tools and your favorite ingredients, you can enjoy these delicious bites of heaven as often as you like and with these add ins.

  • Extra cinnamon if you don't have cinnamon chips, add in an additional 1 teaspoon cinnamon to make these delicious cinnamon sugar scones!
  • Cream cheese frosting
  • Honey drizzled on top
  • Butter

If you are looking for savory scones to add to your brunch table, try our pepperoni pizza scones or cheddar bacon scones! They are delicious and make a wonderful lunch with a side salad or bowl of butternut squash soup!

Send scones as a gift

If you are running short on time, let me suggest sending scones by mail for a unique and delicious way to show someone you're thinking of them, happy holidays, or a special thank you gift!

I've sent Seven Sisters Scones to a friend thanking them for hosting my visit and they were a hit!

Cinnamon Scones

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Cinnamon scones recipe

Cinnamon Scones

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Cinnamon scones recipe is easy, soft, and full of delicious cinnamon chips. Cinnamon scones are the best breakfast treat and pairs so well with coffee or tea.

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 5 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 6 Tbsp chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2/3 C half-and-half, plus 1 tbsp.
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Cup cinnamon baking chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, sugar, and salt. 
  3. Cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Add vanilla extract.
  5. Stir in 2/3 cup half-and-half until just moistened. 
  6. Gently fold in cinnamon chips.
  7. On a lightly floured surface, knead dough gently 5 to 10 times.
  8. Pat into a 1-inch-thick round.
  9. Cut into 8 wedges; place on a parchment lined baking sheet, 2 " apart.
  10. Brush tops with 1 Tbsp half-and-half, sprinkle each with sugar.
  11. Bake until golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes.
  12. Let cool on wire rack.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 301Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 332mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 1gSugar: 17gProtein: 3g

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