cinnamon chip scones

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 1 cup cinnamon baking chips (found near chocolate chips in grocery store)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • cinnamon sugar

Note: for buttermilk - approx 1 tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice to 1 cup of milk, let stand for 5 min, is a substitute for buttermilk (who has buttermilk in their fridge??)


  1. Preheat over to 375°F
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar in a mixing bowl
  3. Add butter slowly, mixing well
  4. In a separate bowl, combine egg yolk, vanilla and buttermilk; add to dry ingredients, mixing completely
  5. Stir in cinnamon chips

  1. On a floured surface, roll our dough (with hands only) to 1/2" thickness. It should be in the shape of a flat rectangle
  2. Cut into triangle scone shapes and place onto ungreased cookie/baking sheet
  3. Brush egg white over scones; sprinkle scones with cinnamon sugar mixture
  4. Bake in the middle of the oven for 18 minutes
  5. Cool scones, move to cooling rack or plate

one day i was feeling inspired to bake. i had cinnamon chips on hand, random, i know, and i googled cinnamon chip scones. i thought i could try to bake the scones i enjoy at starbucks without spending the $$$ at starbucks. i found the above recipe and decided to try it. they came out warm, sweet and crumbly. a delicious treat on a rainy sunday afternoon curled up on the couch reading... one thing starbucks had, but i did not add was the icing... something caleb didn't fail to point out ;) oh well... maybe next time. hope you enjoy this recipe as breakfast, dessert or a mid-afternoon snack ;)

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