Thursday, November 8, 2012

Cinnamon Sugar Scones

Cinnamon-Sugar Scones

Tell me a warmer, more comforting combination of flavors than cinnamon and sugar.  You can’t, right?  Because there isn’t one.  So what if you wrapped up those flavors in a moist, dense buttery pastry dough and made some cinnamon sugar scones?  Ultimate comfort.  Ultimate breakfast, coffee accompaniment or snack.

The best to deliver to a friend in need.  Which is what is going on today, virtually.  Last week we all witnessed (in some way or another) the devastation that occurred on the East coast after “Super Storm” Sandy made landfall.

Jenn of Jenn Cuisine and Barb of Creative Culinary decided to encourage food bloggers to come together to try to make a difference.  They encouraged us to make something comforting, something that we would take to a friend or neighbor in need.  Now, while I would often take some kind of pasta dish like spaghetti or lasagna, I couldn’t help but think cinnamon rolls.

Cinnamon rolls are very nostalgic for me and just the smell of cinnamon and sugar baking in the oven is enough to make me feel warm and comforted.  I woke up on Saturday craving scones and decided that combining that craving with my favorite childhood treat would be the perfect comforting recipe to share.  I know that I enjoyed these cinnamon sugar scones and I would gladly deliver these to a friend or family member in need.  And I sincerely wish that I could drop off a batch on the doorstep of some of my friends on the east coast.

Cinnamon-Sugar Scones

Follow Food Bloggers Support for Sandy on Twitter with the hashtag #FBS4Sandy.  See below on how you can help, and if you have a blog, share your favorite comfort food recipes on Jenn’s or Barb’s site today.

Please help if you are able.  Many large organizations are dedicating themselves to helping the victims of hurricane Sandy.

Red Cross is providing food, shelter, and other forms of support to hurricane victims.  You can donate directly to the Red Cross, you can also text the word “Redcross” to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

Salvation Army is also focused on providing food, shelter, and support to victims, and takes donations to storm relief.

Feeding America is providing food, water and supplies to those who need it as part of their disaster relief program.

Cinnamon-Sugar Scones

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Cinnamon Sugar Scones

Yield: 8 scones

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 12-14 minutes

A quick and super simple recipe for cinnamon sugar scones. Soft, dense and buttery and full of cinnamon & sugar.


for the scones:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tbs. baking powder
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 Tbs. cold, unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
3/4 cup cold heavy cream
1/4 cup cold milk

for the cinnamon sugar topping:
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. milk


Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a large baking sheet with a Siplat liner or parchment paper.

In a large bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon, and salt together until well-blended. Working quickly, add the cold butter and use a pastry cutter or two forks to blend the mixture until it resembles wet sand. Stir in the heavy cream and milk and stir quickly just until the dough comes together. Be careful not to over mix.

Transfer the dough onto a clean, floured surface and knead the dough until if forms into a ball. With floured hands, pat the dough into a large circle about 3/4-inch thick. Cut the dough into triangles with a pizza cutter, cutting as if you were cutting pizza. Carefully transfer the scones to the prepared baking sheet.

In a small bowl, combine the sugar, cinnamon and milk and mix until the sugar and cinnamon are moistened. Spread the mixture in a thin layer on top of the scones.

Bake the scones for 12-14 minutes, or until they are slightly puffy and golden brown.

Adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod; Inspired by The Pioneer Woman

Some other cinnamon-sugar recipes you might enjoy:

cinnamon roll granola
olive oil oatmeal cookies
cinnamon toast greek yogurt dip
Strawberry Crumble
Cinnamon Roll Bread

Cinnamon-Sugar Scones


35 Responses to “Cinnamon Sugar Scones”

  1. #
    Blog is the New Black — November 8, 2012 @ 6:06 am

    These is no better combo! 😉

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — November 8, 2012 @ 6:45 am

    My mom is a scone lover – I need to make these for her!!

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    Jenn — November 8, 2012 @ 6:57 am

    Thank you so much for participating, and those scones look amazing!! They are a fabulous looking comfort food.

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    Annamaria @ bakewell junction — November 8, 2012 @ 7:24 am

    The scones look delicious.

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    Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray — November 8, 2012 @ 7:29 am

    This is such a sweet recipe and idea–I know a lot of people still without power who’d love these. <3

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    Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama — November 8, 2012 @ 7:31 am

    What a great looking scone and a great cause! The East Coast needs all the help they can get!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — November 8, 2012 @ 7:55 am

    This recipe is fantastic! Yum!

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    Gerry @ Foodness Gracious — November 8, 2012 @ 7:57 am

    You’ve laid out my perfect breakfast!! Awesome cause your baking for and here’s hoping everyone gets back to normal very soon!

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    kelley {mountain mama cooks} — November 8, 2012 @ 7:57 am

    These look delicious. Just the thing to take to a neighbor in need or someone who needs a pick me up. So glad you posted today!

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    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — November 8, 2012 @ 8:04 am

    I cannot make scones without eating the entire batch. These look like trouble… 🙂

  11. #
    amanda @ fake ginger — November 8, 2012 @ 8:05 am

    Yuuum! I have a similar scone on my to-do list today!

  12. #
    Barbara @ Barbara Bakes — November 8, 2012 @ 8:24 am

    I especially love the topping! A delicious way to start the day.

  13. #
    Joanne — November 8, 2012 @ 8:32 am

    Anything that is cinnamon sugar-encoated makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside! These are the perfect comfort breakfast!

  14. #
    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — November 8, 2012 @ 9:19 am

    I love cinnamon sugar, these scones would disappear very quickly around here!

  15. #
    Erin | The Law Students Wife — November 8, 2012 @ 9:20 am

    These scones could warm up the chilliest of fall mornings! The topping looks especially enticing.

  16. #
    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — November 8, 2012 @ 9:41 am

    These truly are such a comforting dish. Pair it with hot chocolate and we’re golden!

  17. #
    Anita at Hungry Couple — November 8, 2012 @ 9:45 am

    I love scones. I love cinnamon sugar. Win win for me. 🙂

  18. #
    Denise — November 8, 2012 @ 9:52 am

    These look wonderful great recipe and photos! My thoughts and prayers go along with yours for the east coast folk who are suffering!

  19. #
    Deborah — November 8, 2012 @ 10:51 am

    I can’t think of anything more comforting than one of these!

  20. #
    Paula - bell'alimento — November 8, 2012 @ 11:05 am

    Great scones for a great cause!

  21. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — November 8, 2012 @ 12:32 pm

    Beautiful scones – love cinn/sugar combo, hugely! I can’t get enough of it and a great cause, Cassie!

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — November 8, 2012 @ 3:00 pm

    Cassie, your photos are perfection today! So clear and crisp – and I can NOT get enough cinnamon and sugar these days. I put cinnamon in and on everything. I even sprinkle some on my mashed potatos. that sounds weird. but it’s so good! I love scones – I’ve never made them at home though. Wonderful cause, too Cassie – some of my friends lost everything.

  23. #
    Kathryn — November 8, 2012 @ 3:18 pm

    Such a lovely scone for such a great cause.

  24. #
    Sandy @ RE — November 8, 2012 @ 3:34 pm

    I’m not a scone girl, but these look fabulous! I put on RE page, Cassie.

    Miss you!

  25. #
    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — November 8, 2012 @ 4:56 pm

    I love these scones, I’m a huge fan of cinnamon and sugar!

  26. #
    Jackie @ Domestic Fits — November 8, 2012 @ 5:12 pm

    Lovely Cassie! These look fantastic, and I’m so glad you’re participating in this event 🙂

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    The Squishy Monster — November 8, 2012 @ 7:18 pm

    Yay for participating in this! Also, this looks like one moist and beautiful scone!!

  28. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — November 8, 2012 @ 9:05 pm

    love scones!! and the cinnamon sugar topping is to die for! i love that you’re participating in such a great cause!

  29. #
    Carlas Confections — November 9, 2012 @ 2:16 pm

    YUM! Those scones look perfect!!!

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    Kiran @ — November 9, 2012 @ 3:08 pm

    I would love a piece (or two!) right now, with a cuppa tea!!

    Barb and Jenn has definitely encouraged so many to help in Sandy’s relief efforts. So glad to be apart of it 🙂

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    amy @ fearless homemaker — November 9, 2012 @ 4:36 pm

    My fellow food bloggers never cease to amaze me with their generosity + support + I’m loving seeing everyone come together to help the victims of Sandy. And these scones look AMAZING! I agree – there are few combos more perfect than that of cinnamon + sugar. Mmmm.

  32. #
    Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth — November 10, 2012 @ 11:48 am

    YOu are correct that cinnamon and sugar is by far one of the most comforting combinations and what a wonderful cause to blog and bake for!

  33. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — November 10, 2012 @ 11:11 pm

    Cinnamon scones – there really is nothing more comforting that this! And for such a great cause! I will most definitely help out where I can!

  34. #
    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — November 11, 2012 @ 1:41 pm

    These look amazing! I love how the food blogging community gets together to help others.

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    The Kook @ The Kitchen Kook — February 1, 2013 @ 3:57 pm

    Ohmigod. I love this recipe! It’s definitely my favorite!!! I’m so used to rock-hard, chewy, tough, dry scones, but then I found this recipe. Finally a scone that’s soft, tender, delicate, buttery, and flakey! Mmm. Definitely my fav!

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