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Cinnamon Date Scones Recipe

Cinnamon Date Scones Recipe

My kids love to help make these scones for Sunday morning breakfast. They also love to eat them-the dates are chewy and sweet. Roni Goodell, Spanish Fork, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons cold butter, cubed
  • 2/3 cup chopped dates
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter until the mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in dates. Combine eggs and milk; stir into crumb mixture just until blended (dough will be soft).
  • 2. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Gently knead dough 10 times. Pat into a 9-in. x 6-in. rectangle. Using a floured knife, cut into six 3-in. squares; cut each square diagonally in half.
  • 3. Place on a greased baking sheet. Combine the cinnamon and remaining sugar; sprinkle over scones.
  • 4. Bake at 400° for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 1 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 178 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 49 mg cholesterol, 244 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.