Cinnamon Chip Scones Recipe
- 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
- 1. 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.
- 2. 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.
- 3. 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. Yield: 1 dozen.
1 scone: 406 calories, 20g fat (12g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 435mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.
Reviews for Cinnamon Chip Scones
"These are amazing! Very easy to make and delicious. I agree that it's a bit heavy on the cinnamon chips."
"Better then cinnamon rolls, and a whole lot easier! I was a little worried that there wasn't enough moisure for it all to stick together, but once you start kneading by hand, it all works out. NOT DRY AT ALL! I did the powdered sugar glaze and it was just the right amount of sweet. Could reduce the cinnamon chips. Will definitely use this as the base for all future scones!"
"These came out wonderfully! I didn't have buttermilk so I used the substitution trick - put 1 Tbsp. of vinegar or lemon juice in a measuring cup and enough milk to get one cup. Let it sit for 5 minutes and you have an excellent buttermilk substitute. My experience with scones has been hit or miss, but this is a great recipe. I also decided to just use my hands to mix everything from beginning to end and I think it really helped me. Will definitely make again."
"Excellent recipe--delicious and easy! I added a powdered sugar glaze, but I'm not sure they needed it. Great way to use up an abundance of cinnamon chips I had on hand."
"I have now made this multiple times and used the basic dough with my own variations, and this is an amazing recipe!!!"
"We have made these many times and they are a big hit with my family with a few modifications. The first time I made them, we all agreed they were too rich, so I reduced the butter to 1/2 cup and upped the buttermilk to 1 1/4 cup. As suggested in another review I add cinnamon to the dry mixture.I have been purchasing my cinnamon chips from Amazon"
"I made these for company last night and they were overwhelming hit. Instead of using the sugar topping, I used a Maple glaze once they cooled. Several of my guests said they were almost a perfect copy of Panera's."
"These sound good. Can I use regular milk instead of buttermilk?"
"These were incredibly delicious! They taste like cinnamon buns in scone form!"
"I did make these & my husband love them. Try them!"
"Doohood! Just made these for a baking contest at church. They are awesome! I am not what you would call a kitchen virtuoso - or even a kitchen doofus - and yet I made this and they turned out great!"
"I made these last night and they are wonderful. I didn't have any cinnamon chips on hand and used some toffee bits I had left over. I will definitely be making these again, melt in your mouth delicious."
"I was very disappointed in these scones. I followed the recipe, however the dough was too dry so I had to add about another 1/4 cup of buttermilk. Rolled out to a 7' round makes these too thin. I found them to be too dry. Maybe keeping them thicker and baked a tad longer would be better. I also think some sort of icing would help with the flavor."
"Tried this recipe today. It was fabulous! They seriously are the best! Very moist also! I incorporated cinnamon while kneading and also w the sugar topping.....so so delish!"
"These were fabulous! I forgot to buy buttermilk so used Fat Free Hood half n half. Added 2 tsps. cinnamon to batter recommended by a previous review and for topping a cinnamon sugar more heavy on the cinnamon. These scones are better than any I bought in any bakery. I wrapped in tinfoil and on the third day were still moist. I find Panera and Starbucks scones to be really dry. This recipe is a keeper. Next time I'll use the buttermilk to see if there is a difference in the taste. If not will go with my adjusted recipe."
"easy to make and delicious!"
"okay so i did everything the this told me but i used super cold margarine instead of butter and i didn't have buttermilk so i used my coffeemate Italian sweet cream coffee creamer. the creamer gave it a little extra flavor in it. they were amazing! will make these again!"
"These are great! My hubby loves cinnamon scones...I started him on them about 8-10 years ago now from a well known bakery chain in our town. A few years ago they went out of business, no more scones.Then we got one of the big named coffee shops in town, they had cinnamon scones. After ordering 12 at a time for a few years , you guessed it they discontinued them.Then I decided I would try to make them for him. OMG! You would not believe how long and hard it was to get someone here to order the cinnamon chips. Finally got them! So I tried this recipe because I am NO BAKER. I wanted easy and good. Well let me say I got both with this one! My hubby loves them! I have made them every Sunday for the last 3 weeks. Very good and easy for even a new to baking person. Try this one if you haven't yet. Thanks for helping me get him back something he loves."
"Only one thing to say, absolutely delicious!!! I would love to try making these using chocolate chips as well."
"These were excellent. I only had about half a bag of cinnamon chips, but it was plenty."
"I add a little cinnamon to the dough, sprinkle the tops with some Sugar -in-the-Raw, for the crunch, and drizzle with a little powdered sugar glaze, wow!! Pretty great and very close to what you can buy at Panera or Starbucks, for a lot less money. These are a weekend regular"
"These are exceptional. They are definitely more of a cinnamon roll than a scone. ;) I only subbed half and half for the buttermilk because I forgot to buy it. Otherwise, I did the recipe pretty exact. I added a vanilla butter glaze and pretty much though they were the best things ever made. Amazing recipe!"
"Positively perfect in every way! I love the recipe as written, but put a light glaze on half of them for guests who prefer them a little sweeter. I get the cinnamon chips from Amazon."
"I've tried several recipes searching for the right cinnamon chip scone. Finally my search is over."
"These were good - nice and moist but lacking cinnamon flavor. Next time I will add a bit of ground cinnamon or maybe cinnamon /sugar mixture on top. But I will definitely be trying them again!"
"This recipe is awesome! It's a Christmas morning tradition."
"These scones are fabulous! I put them together on a saturday night and just baked them right out of the fridge on Sunday morning. Wonderful with your morning coffee, taste like a cinnamon roll in scone form."
"Very good and easy to make, however, next time I will cut down on amount of cinnamon chips"
"I baked half and froze the other half formed and cut into wedges on a plate. Mmmmm was all my 4 and 9 y/o kids could say! I baked the frozen scones at 425 for 25-28 minutes covering with foil to prevent over browning the last few minutes. Gave those to my mom who said they were the best scones she had ever had! And she really likes scones........ Also used raw sugar instead of regular on top for a little more crunch."
"Love this recipe. I take the dough and divide it into half and then half again. Then I put chocolate chips in one, white chips in another, dried cranberries,(soak in warm water and they stay soft) and the cinnamon chips. I also drizzle them with powder sugar icing. Took them to work for a holiday lunch and they were a hit. I have found that the buttermilk is the secret to these scones, as I have made some with out the buttermilk and they were dry. Great Recipe!!"
"I made these at Christmas for the first time and they were a big hit. Soooo yummy and moist. I just made another batch & baked half; the other half I formed and cut into the 6 wedges, froze them on a plate, then wrapped them individually to freeze for other times. I see that many people feel that freezing these & then baking them right from the freezer makes them even better so I'm really looking forward to them, but bake for how long? There's quite a difference between the normal 10-3 minutes & the only other time I saw of 50 minutes. How long have others baked them (and at what temp) from the freezer?"
"These were a total hit with my family on Christmas morning. I'll try to reduce the butter next time. That's a lot and they were practically frying on the oven."
"I haven't made these - YET (so the rating is for the cinnamon chips themselves!) ... but I wanted to reply about where to get cinnamon chips (I have an oatmeal cinnamon chip scone recipe I make all the time). A couple years ago - they were easier to get all year round. I find they are more available around Christmas. Walmart carries them, so does Jewel (in the midwest), Kroger (in the south) as well as Lowes Foods and Food Lion. I asked a local Food Lion to order a case for me one year - I think there were 12 bags in the box. You could try asking your local grocer to order these from Hershey. OR - go to the Hershey's website and at the bottom of the page there is a "locate hard to find products" and you can find a location near you that is selling them. Good Luck! (There are MANY uses for cinnamon chips!)"
"Super yummy! Our family liked them better when I had to freeze them and bake them later, than when I made them and baked them right away! Both times yummy...just yummier after freezing!"
"I was so excited to find this recipe! First time I made these I froze them before baking, then baked at a later time straight from the freezer at same temp and a little longer time. Second time, I made them according to the recipe, baking right away. They are excellent scones both ways, but I have to say that next time I plan to make them up, freeze them, and bake them. baking them frozen changed them slightly and my whole family agreed they were even more moist that way!"
"These are the best scones ever and super easy to make."
"The comment before mine (YoungChef14) was most likely in the same class I was when we made them. I will vouch for him/her; these scones really are amazing, and they aren't hard! If you're making them for a group, make extras: everyone will want them.Go CCAT!"
"I LOVED IT i made this in school it was absolutley mouth watering!"
"The first time I tried this recipe I was a little disappointed. It did't have enough cinnamon flavor. The scones spread out when baked making them too thin for my taste. I made them a second time and made the following changes: first I added 1 teaspoon of really good Saigon Cassia cinnamon to the dry ingredients. After forming the 7 inch circles, I then wrapped them in plastic wrap and refrigerated the discs for an hour to harden up the butter again. This helped with spreading out. They stayed much thicker like I wanted them to. Finally, I brushed them with melted butter and sprinkled raw tubinado sugar on the top. After baking and cooling, the sugar adds a bit of crunch to the scone."
"These are probably the best scones that I have ever made! I think they are at their best when served warm. They are not at all dry, unlike many scones. I will definitely be making these again!"
"These are the best scones I've ever had in my life. I know that sounds like an exaggeration, but it is true. I really like Panera's cinnamon chip scones, but these scones leave those in the dust. They are amazing hot, warm, or even cold. The texture is perfect, not too dry, very rich. The taste is out of this world. I made the recipe exact, and I did make a dozen. I would recommend a little bit longer cooking time than what the recipe calls for ( about 15-18 ). I also sprinkled course sugar, white sugar, and cinnamon on top to give it a little crunchy layer. They were fantastic."
"Perfect w/a cup of tea!"
"I make these delicious scones all the time for work. You can find generic or name brand cinnamon chips at a Woodman's, but I think they are only in IL and WI."
"Several people have asked where to get cinnamon chips. I have not found them in the grocery store. We do have a bulk supply store near us. It is run by the Mennonite community. I can always find them there. I know that not everyone will have a store like this near them but if you have any kind of bulk store...check it out."
"I have made these so many times and they are just AWESOME! Everyone I give them to adores them, my boyfriend eats them three at a time! I do substitute canola oil for the butter though, healthier and still super tasty!"
"These scones are fantastic. I did not have buttermilk so I used heavy cream instead. I didn't put butter and sugar on top but I made a maple icing and put that on them and then sprinkled walnuts on the icing. So good! Will make these often."
"I received endless compliments on these scones! They had the perfect texture! And they were easy to make! I will be using the base of this recipe to try other flavor scones also."
"Delicious! I couldn't find cinnamon chips so I chopped up 10oz of heath bar instead and it was very good."
"I usually avoid scones because they are dry - not these! Absolutely delicious! I made them for a dinner party and every crumb was gone."
"My sister Phyllis loves cinnamon chip scones from Panera. I searched the net far and wide and decided to try these - mainly because of the good wholesome ingredients with the butter, buttermilk and such and also uses a full bag of the cinnamon chips! They are great! I took 1/2 of them to my sister...and she says they are scrumptious! Will make again for special occasions! YUM!"
"The whole family really enjoyed these!"
"These scones were flakey, moist and delicious! Wrote my review here http://muminbloom.blogspot.com/2009/12/recipe-cinnamon-chip-scones.html"