These scones are so easy. I got the original recipe from "Taste of Home" and tweaked it a little bit because i thought the original recipe was a bit bland, tasteless. More like a biscut than a sweet bread treat. I use my food processor with the cutting balde to mix the whole shebang, less mess.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 tspn. baking powder
¼ tspn. baking soda
½ tspn. salt
½ tspn. ground cinnamon**
8 tablespoons butter, cut and frozen
½ cup cinnamon chips (or raisins, currants)***
½ cup sour cream
Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and preheat oven to 400°. In a medium bowl (I use the processor, remember?), mix flour, powder, soda, salt, sugar and ground cinnamon. Cut in butter, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. (Just pulse in each tablespoon of butter in, then remove this mixture from the processor into a medium bowl for the remainder of the process here).
Stir in chips, or whatever addition you choose.
In a small bowl, whisk sour cream and egg together until smooth. Using a fork, stir sour cream mixture into the flour mixture until large dough clumps form. Use your hands to press the dough together against the bowl to form a ball. Place on a lightly floured surface and pat or roll into an 8-9" circle about 3/4" thick. Use a sharp knife and slice into 8 triangles, place on parchment paper-lined cookie sheet about 1" apart. Bake for 15-17 minutes until just lightly golden.
The glaze I use to drizzle the scones with once cool is ½ cup confectioner's sugar with 1-2 teaspoons of milk (just enough to reach a drizzling consistency) and just enough ground cinnamon to taste.
**dutch process cocoa powder(1tablespoon) can be substituted for the ground cinnamon for a chocolaty scone.
***add regular or mini chocolate chips or mini M&M's here for chocolate scones
I hope you like these. Best baking foot forward!!
Going thru my pantry looking for walnuts yesterday I found the bag of cinnamon chips I'd bought quite a while ago to make scones. I looked at them and thought, "now what was I going to do with theese?". Thanks for the reminder this morning. LOL I'll be trying your tweaked recipe as soon as it cools off enough for tea. Thank you!!
Have a great day!!
Thanks for the recipe! They look yummy!!!
where do you find cinnamon chips? With the chocolate ones? We love cinnamon and this recipe would be wonderful. thanks!
Thanks for 'tweeking' the recipe as scones are a bit bland. Thanks also for posting this!
Hershey's makes a wonderful cinnamon chip, but availability is iffy in my area...usually just before the holidays. I've found it easier to just order them on-line.
Mmmm...I love scones. Thank's for the recipe and for the tips.
Thanks for the recipe! I've been totally adddicted to the Starbucks cin. chip scones! I've also been playing around with a recipe trying to get my scones to taste like the starbucks ones, LOL. I haven't tried the chips yet, have been making a cin/sugar mixture and slightly mixing it in with the flour before I add the liquid.
I'll have to try your recipe soon.
Tried these out this afternoon! I'm a Starbucks Maple Oat Scone fan, this recipe is similar in texture and appearance to Starbucks scones. I'm anxious to try it in the morning with my coffee. I made my glaze with a little milk, vanilla, melted butter and powdered sugar. They turned out really pretty! This was my first try at making scones. I also found a Maple Oat Scone recipe that I'm going to try out this week.