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Cinnamon Chip Scones

These scones will melt in your mouth. They’re delicious hot, warm or even cold! —Barbara Humiston, Tampa, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen


  • 3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 package (10 ounces) cinnamon baking chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted


  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in buttermilk just until moistened. Fold in chips.
  • Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead gently 10-12 times or until dough is no longer sticky. Divide in half; gently pat or roll each portion into a 7-in. circle. Brush with butter and sprinkle with remaining sugar.
  • Cut each circle into six wedges. Separate wedges and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 425° for 10-13 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 scone: 406 calories, 20g fat (12g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 435mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.
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  • Cynthia
    Jan 19, 2021

    Really good. I created a vanilla glaze from vanilla extract, confectioners sugar and light cream and drizzled it onto each scone. They were wonderful!

  • Carrie
    Nov 11, 2020

    I made them with Hershey's sea salt caramel chips! Yum! Can you use this recipe with fruits like apricots or blueberries?

  • kredhead
    Dec 29, 2019

    These were super good, used toffee chips

  • Aimee
    Jun 30, 2019

    Has Anyone tried making these without the cinnamon chips but with a cinnamon streusel throughout? I can't get cinnamon chips today and I'd like to make Cinnamon Scones for our trip down South. Suggestions???

  • I_Fortuna
    Apr 13, 2019

    I didn't know they made cinnamon chips. I usually use butterscotch which would be good too.

  • chumpherys
    Nov 15, 2018

    Easy and delicious!

  • lakejls
    May 24, 2018

    These were absolutely outstanding. I had cinnamon chips on hand from a recipe that only called for a few tablespoons. I could never figute out how to get rid of the remaining chips. The scones baked up high, moist with a great texture. Ok, the rest of the story is I only was able to eat one last night after I made them to have with morning coffee. Unfortunately, my yellow lab ate the reamining 11 scones when I forgot to hide them from her. NOW , I cannot find more cinnamon chips in any stores near me!!

  • Bernie
    Mar 3, 2018

    These are easy to make but I always double the recipe or half the chips. They have been a hit at work for years. For the topping I use cinnamon sugar instead of just sugar as I love cinnamon. I live outside of North America but when I visit I have to order the chips through Amazon because they are unavailable at most stores in the US and Canada.

  • Bugsli
    Oct 7, 2017

    These are great. I do not put sugar on them before the oven. Just brush with the butter. Added a glaze; 1C powdered sugar, 1 t cinnamon, 1/2 t espresso powder add milk to achieve heavy drizzle consistency and drizzle over scones after they've cooled a bit

  • Nana9a
    Feb 11, 2017

    Very good recipe. I used tiny chocolate chips. Next time I will use fruit . Easy and adaptable.