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Cinnamon Scones

After yesterday’s revelation that I can’t make dough, I feel better admitting another shortcoming: I don’t like to bake.  Baking requires precision, many bowls and utensils, and powdery ingredients that fly all over the kitchen.  The extra clean-up at the end puts me off of baking more often than not.

But sometimes a craving hits (or I promise to repay a favor with baked goods) and I just have to crank on the oven, take a deep breath, and remove half my mixing bowls and at least as many measuring utensils from the cupboards.  After all is said and done, I’m always happy for the effort, even when the increased heat produced by the oven lingers all day long on an 85 degree day.

My first attempt at scones happened last summer.  It was a resounding success.  This is not the usual dense, biscuit-like scone, but a thinner, lighter version of delicious.  I took a recipe for strawberry scones from the Redwall cookbook online, and changed it up a bit to make cinnamon scones.  Yummers!  The best thing about scones is that they aren’t nearly as unhealthy as they taste!  If you want to go for decadent, try adding a homemade whipped cream on top.

Average prep & bake time: 40 min.  Average cost: so cheap you wouldn’t believe it.

Cinnamon Scones

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 4 T sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 T cinnamon
  • dash of salt
  • 6 T butter
  • 2/3 cup of milk (plus a few T as needed)

Heat oven to 425 degrees.  In a bowl, mix the dry ingredients.  Add butter and blend until it is crumbly.  Add milk.  Mix with fork until it holds together.  With floured hands, form into two balls.  Roll on floured surface into 2 circles, 1/2-inch thick.  Cut into 8 wedges each.  Place on greased cookie sheet, sprinkle with a little extra cinnamon, and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.

You can easily turn these vegan by using any non-dairy milk.


May 22, 2010 - Posted by | Baked Goodies, Recipes, Vegetarian | ,


  1. How do you think buttermilk would work in this recipe?

    Comment by Patty | July 31, 2010 | Reply

    • I don’t know much about buttermilk, but I think it would work. It might make the scones more dense since it’s thicker than regular milk. But I bet it would taste great!

      Comment by Becky | July 31, 2010 | Reply

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