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.

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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

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