Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Cinnamon Sugar Scones

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Last week on my link party Nicole at Flavors by Four posted this recipe for Cinnamon Scones and I knew I had to make them as soon as I saw how delicious they looked.

These scones remind me of cinnamon sugar toast or even a little like a Snickerdoodle because of the cinnamon sugar flavor.

I loved how they turned out and will definitely be making them again.
Here's what you need:

2 cups flour
1 cup oatmeal, uncooked, I used the 5 minutes variety
1 Tbs. Baking Powder
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, unsalted, chilled and cut into cubes
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 large egg, beaten
3/4 cup whole milk

For the swirl
2 Tbs. sugar
1 Tbs. cinnamon

1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 - 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 - 3 tsp. whole milk

Pre heat oven to 425 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment and set aside.

In a bowl, combine the flour, oatmeal, baking powder, salt, and sugar.  Stir to combine.
Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut in the butter cubes into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbles.
In a bowl or measuring cup combine the milk, egg, and vanilla until mixed, then pour into the dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon or spatula until just combined. Batter will be thick.
In a small bowl mix the 2 Tbs. sugar with 1 Tbs. cinnamon and pour on top of the scone mixture.
Swirl in the cinnamon sugar mixture.  You just want to evenly distribute it without over mixing.
Drop mixture by using two large spoons or an ice cream scoop if you want large scones.  If you want smaller scones use less dough per scoop.  Mine made 7 but could have easily made 10 - 12.  I made them very large.
Bake for 11 - 13 minutes.  They will be lightly browned and firm to the touch.  Do not over bake.
Let cool a couple of minutes on the baking sheet then remove to cooling rack to cool completely. (I missed this step and left them on the baking sheet)

While the scones are cooling make the glaze.  In a bowl mix the powdered sugar, vanilla, and 1 - 2 tsp. milk.  You can add more milk a teaspoon at a time until you get the consistency you like.  I only used half the original recipe for the glaze and it was plenty.  You can of course, double the glaze if you need more.
Once the scones are cool, drizzle the glaze with a whisk or fork by going back and forth across the scone with the glaze, holding the whisk or fork about 2-3 inches above the scone. 
Make sure you have a piece of parchment under the scones or under the cooling rack, depending on where they are when you are glazing them.
These are a delicious way to start the day.  Give them a try and I guarantee you won't regret it :)

Serves 7 - 12 depending on size


Here's the handy printable - Cinnamon Sugar Scones 
Recipe adapted from: Flavors by Four

You can find me linking up each weeks to these wonderful parties


  1. These are gorgeous - I can taste them now!

  2. Had to Pin and can't wait to make some, yum!

  3. Wow! Anything with oatmeal in is a win around here. Pinned and can't wait to make them!

  4. Yum, I love scones! I really like the addition of oatmeal. Will have to try this soon! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Wow those do look YUMMALICIOUS! :) Thanks so much for stopping by this weeks party! Hope to see you next week:)

  6. These scones look delicious...I love scones with a cup of hot tea! I discovered you on Happy Hour Projects and I'm now following. I would love if you could follow back! Tx

  7. These look so yummy, thank you for sharing the recipe and directions too. Sometimes knowing the exact steps makes a big difference when baking. Here from I heart naptime, and now following :) Tanya

  8. Oh yum! These look absolutely amazingly wonderful!!!

  9. These look AHHHMazing! I love that they have oatmeal in them!

  10. You really make sumptuous desserts and your pictures are fabulous because I can taste them by looking at them. Thanks for sharing your recipes on foodie friday.

  11. These look amazing! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  12. Thank you so much for your post on Saturday Show and Tell! These look amazing, I'm sure my husband would want me to make these. I hope you'll share some more delicious recipes this week!

  13. You had me at cinnamon & sugar! I will be making these. Thanks for sharing them at the link party! See you Tuesday?

  14. There is nothing tastier than homemade scones! And cinnamon sugar scones? Even better! Got you booked marked and now following. Love Whimsically Homemade!

    1. I totally agree. These are definitely not the dry, dense scones at Starbucks. Bleh!


  15. Scones are quickly becoming my favorite go to breakfast meal. I love how easy they are to make!!! Yours look awesome with the cinnamon sugar and the glaze running off!!!!

  16. I think D would love me forever if I made him a batch of these! He loves cinnamon and I don't so rarely use it in my baking. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday!

  17. These scones look fantastic! I really love the glaze on top! Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday. I hope to see you at the next party!


  18. Hi I found you on the Blog hop. Now following you. Please stop by and say hi when you get a minute.
    Please check out my new Weekly Goals Blog hop. You can find it here. if you would like to check it out.
    Have a great evening! Lenetta

  19. I just made some cinnamon chip scones myself! So buttery, tender, soft, and delicate. Mmm. Literally the best thing that I’ve made. And definitely not the chewy, tough, dry, BLAND scones that I was so used to!!

    I used a more traditional scone recipe - and they were super moist, light, and fluffy! I hope to try yours soon and compare!



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