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Cinnamon Chip Scones

by Courtney on February 20, 2011

I have a secret to share with you all…

I never used to like scones.

I always found them to be too dry, and just not quite sweet enough to satisfy my sweet tooth.

But all of that went out the window the day I made these.

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This recipe for Cinnamon Chip Scones is the only one that I’ve ever had that could provide the texture and sweetness that I desire in a baked treat.

They come out so incredibly moist, I’d say they’re more comparable to a muffin-cookie combo, rather than a scone.

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This recipe actually came with me from when I lived with my parents, so it’s been around for a while. I actually can’t remember the last time I made them, but I’m sure my waistline probably thanks me.

They’re decadent. And pretty much impossible to eat just one.

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So if you’ve ever shunned scones like I once did, please give them another chance…

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You’ll fall in love. Just like I did.

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They’re good to the very last crumb. Winking smile

 

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Start by combining your dry ingredients.

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Then add in your buttermilk,

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and mix until just moistened.

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Next, fold in your chips. Cinnamon chips can be very difficult to find, but any chips work well in this recipe – chocolate, butterscotch, peanut butter, etc.

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Now, get those muscles ready and gently knead your dough until it’s no longer sticky.

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Divide the dough in half and gently pat into 7-inch circles.

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Now brush your dough circles with the metled butter and sprinkle with remaining sugar.

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Using a pizza cutter, cut each circle in your desired number of wedges,

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and separate on an ungreased baking sheet.

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Bake at 425 degrees for length of time matched to number of wedges in recipe above.

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Mmmmm mmmmm!

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I snagged one immediately after taking them out of the oven this morning and enjoyed it with a nice hot mug of coffee.

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And now, if you’ll excuse me…I think it’s about time to go grab another one.

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They’re too tasty to leave alone! Smile

Question for the Day:

Do you like scones??

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1 Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) February 20, 2011 at 12:13 pm

I LOVE scones!! These look AMAZING!! I am drooling…seriously bookmarking this RIGHT now! Man alive they look DELISH! You are a GENIUS girl! :D
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2 Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles February 20, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Always looking for new scone recipes! These look so decadent – yum!!

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3 Kristen @ That Hoosier Girl February 20, 2011 at 12:25 pm

I’ve always had an issue with dry scones. These look sooo good!
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4 Amanda @ Fashionably Plate February 20, 2011 at 12:28 pm

I love scones! I have tried tons of recipes and they always seem to come out way too dry and hard :( I will definitely be trying this recipe soon!
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5 The Kook @ The Kitchen Kook February 1, 2013 at 5:10 pm

I had the same, exact problem! (see my comment below!) My scones were all tough, chewy, and rock-hard. But I finally found sweet, buttery, tender success! :D

http://thekitchenkook.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-best-most-perfect-scone-recipe-ever.html
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6 Katy (The Singing Runner) February 20, 2011 at 12:31 pm

I’ve never had a scone now that I think of it! Ahh, a crime. ;)
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7 Lauren February 20, 2011 at 12:44 pm

I love scones and I cannot wait to try these… I have never seen Cinnamon chips at the store though… Where did you get them?
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8 Courtney February 20, 2011 at 7:19 pm

Hannaford!

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9 Colleen @ The Lunchbox Diaries February 20, 2011 at 1:36 pm

I’d like THOSE scones! ;)

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10 Emily February 20, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Those look fantastic! I’m really picky about scones too, because they can definitely be too dry. If I’m drinking tea or coffee, sometimes I like to dip them in it :) LOVE THOSE CINNAMON CHIPS TOO! They’re fantastic… I’ve put them in banana bread and they just add a little something special :D

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11 Carrie (Moves 'N Munchies) February 20, 2011 at 1:57 pm

oh my gosh! how amazing are scones- SUCH great texture!
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12 Liz @ iheartvegetables February 20, 2011 at 2:39 pm

I’ve NEVER had a scone! Sad, but true. Where did you find cinnamon chips?? I’ve never seen them at the grocery store, but I’m imagining lots of delicious recipes using them!

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13 Courtney February 20, 2011 at 7:19 pm

They were at my local Hannaford grocery store.

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14 The Kook @ The Kitchen Kook February 1, 2013 at 5:12 pm

They’re a seasonal item only sold during the holidays :( So I always stock up at Central Market at the beginning of January. But you could also order them online! They’re delicious!
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15 Melissa February 20, 2011 at 2:56 pm

I’m not a big scone fan, but anything cinnamon definitely appeals. From what you said about this recipe, I might have to give ‘em a go!
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16 Karen February 20, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Those look delicious! I have never had a scone before! I think I would love the cinnamon chips too! Can’t wait to make these and try my first scone!
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17 fsugirl! February 20, 2011 at 3:07 pm

My fav. are the vanilla bean scones from Starbucks!

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18 erica February 20, 2011 at 3:23 pm

i LOVE scones!
i especially love chocolate chip scones or blueberry scones…
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19 Grace February 20, 2011 at 3:32 pm

I LOVE scones! They are so good! I especially love anything with cinnamon but here’s the problem. I cannot find cinnamon chip anywhere! it’s very sad. I look every time I go to the grocery store. Love the PC baking stone by the way, they’re awesome!
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20 Jess@atasteofconfidence February 20, 2011 at 3:56 pm

I love scones, and those look great! mm.
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21 Nadya February 20, 2011 at 4:31 pm

I love them and your scones are looking delicious… so tasty :) I do them pretty much the same way, but with raisins instead of cinnamon chips. :D

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22 Emma February 20, 2011 at 6:28 pm

they look delicioso!
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23 kate@ahealthypassion February 20, 2011 at 6:49 pm

I’m a newfound scone lover myself! I never imagined they would be so delicious, yours look yummy I cannot wait to try them out.
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24 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] February 20, 2011 at 6:59 pm

I looove scones! YUM, Court. Great job.
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25 Alicia February 20, 2011 at 7:14 pm

Those look great Courtney!! I have never seen cinnamon chips in stores…I neeed to find them!!
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26 christina February 20, 2011 at 8:15 pm

Scones are one of my favorite things to eat! These look delish and i will be making them to take to work tomorrow. I have no cinnamon chips, but will sub in white chocolate chips and dried cherries. I don’t think anyone will complain :-)
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27 Mama Kelly aka Jia February 20, 2011 at 9:10 pm

These look delicious and your instructions and photos make it very easy to give it a try.
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28 Cara February 20, 2011 at 10:02 pm

I’m really not a scone person.. but I’m not sure I’ve really given them a fair chance.
Also, I did not know that cinnamon chips existed! This could get dangerous!

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29 CaSaundra February 21, 2011 at 8:32 am

This post reminds me that I’ve never tried making scones before, but I am a HUGE fan of these cinnamon chips, so I should definitely put these on my to-do list this week! :-)

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30 Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats February 25, 2011 at 9:03 am

OMG – these look SO good! You’re right – most scones are dry and crumbly. I am a much bigger fan of the squishy & moist ones!
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31 Lou Alvarado December 9, 2011 at 12:19 pm

This post reminds me that I’ve never tried making scones before, but I am a HUGE fan of these cinnamon chips, so I should definitely put these on my to-do list this week! I’ve never had a scone now that I think of it! They are so good!
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32 Katy February 21, 2012 at 3:23 pm

I just made these…..SO GOOD!!!

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33 Abaigeal February 22, 2012 at 1:33 pm

These were a hit with the family, they gobbled them up in a day. Sooooo delicious, thank you!

p.s. you can try to make your own cinnamon chips if you look up a recipe, I’ve done it before. Works out pretty good.

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34 Susan Bewley@Budget Earth April 28, 2012 at 12:11 am

I can’t wait to try this scone recipe! I tried making scones in the past but they always come out dry. Thanks for the recipe!
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35 Darcy October 7, 2012 at 12:10 am

I just made these scones! It was a simple recipe and they turned out delicious. I didn’t change a thing in the recipe. Will definitely make again!

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36 Tasha January 1, 2013 at 11:32 pm

I made these today after I received my yearly shipment of Hershey’s Cinnamon Chips from my mom (they’re not sold in stores where I live). This was my first time making scones of any type & it was a huge success. I will definitely be using this recipe to make many scones in the future!

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37 The Kook @ The Kitchen Kook February 1, 2013 at 5:04 pm

Mmm! I love scones! I just made some cinnamon chip scones myself! And I’m so used to rock-hard chewy, tough, dry, BLAND scones, but finally, these changed my life!! Finally, a scone that’s buttery, tender, soft, and delicate. Mmm. Literally the best thing that I’ve made. :)

I used a slightly different recipe than yours with less flour – so the dough, and trust me when I say this, was not dry at all! I hope to try yours soon and compare!

http://thekitchenkook.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-best-most-perfect-scone-recipe-ever.html

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38 news September 7, 2013 at 10:19 pm

There’s definately a great deal to learn about this topic.

I really like all of the points you made.
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