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Cinnamon Chip Scones Recipe

Cinnamon Chip Scones Recipe

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. YIELD:12 servings


  • 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
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 package (10 ounces) cinnamon-flavored 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.

Nutritional 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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Reviewed 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"

Reviewed Feb. 11, 2017

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

Reviewed Jan. 27, 2017

"These are amazing! Very easy to make and delicious. I agree that it's a bit heavy on the cinnamon chips."

Reviewed Dec. 30, 2016

"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!"

Reviewed Sep. 9, 2016

"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."

Grammy Debbie
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2016

"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."

Reviewed Jan. 10, 2016

"I have now made this multiple times and used the basic dough with my own variations, and this is an amazing recipe!!!"

Reviewed Jan. 3, 2016

"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"

Reviewed Dec. 5, 2015

"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."

Reviewed Nov. 29, 2015

"These sound good. Can I use regular milk instead of buttermilk?"

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