Cinnamon Chip Scones

Looking for a special, yet easy, breakfast option while you’re still hosting family for the holidays?
(Or perhaps you’re like me and don’t need an excuse for a yummy morning meal.)
Well, have I got a recipe for you! 
Daniel came home one day from work raving about the cinnamon chip scones from Starbucks and said we had to find a copycat recipe. And find one he did. A few days later he requested that I make them for Christmas morning breakfast. The recipe didn’t look hard (which is vitally important for this inexperienced cook), but the tricky part was finding a place that sold real cinnamon chips. Stealing the idea from the comments below the online recipe, we were able to buy a pound of the delicious bits from Great Harvest Bread Company for $5. A bit pricy in my book but totally worth having the authentic taste!
2 Cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp sugar
1/2 C butter – room temperature
1 C cinnamon baking chips
1 egg separated
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 C buttermilk
  • Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar in mixing bowl. In a seperate bowl, combine egg yolk, vanilla, and buttermilk. Add to dry ingredients, mixing completely. Stir in cinnamon chips.
Turn mixture onto a steady surface and knead the softened butter in by hand for a few minutes, until completely incorporated. (This makes for a very flaky scone. If you don’t like flaky, you can cut the butter into the flour mixture before adding the wet ingredients.)
Pat into a circle, 1/2 inch thick
kiss your darling who wants so badly to be involved (she’s almost walking these days!)
Cut into equal portions (6 here, but they are awfully big!)
Brush with egg white and sprinkle with a bit of cinnamon sugar
Bake at 375 for 18-20 minutes (I had to bake them for 25 minutes or more, but that just might be my oven). For Christmas morning I drizzled a bit of powdered sugar icing on the tops, but it’s definitely unnecessary because they taste amazing just as they are.
Delicious! These just might become a Christmas tradition in our little family 😉
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2 comments

  1. I'm not really a die-hard scone fan, but these look delicious!!! Did you get the cinnamon chips online or is the Bread Company local?

  2. These didn't even taste like scones . . . they tasted more like cinnamon rolls than anything. Very flaky! I got the cinnamon chips from a local bread company on Woodruff Rd. Although I read that many people got them from Amazon by the case full. I thought that was a bit crazy to buy that many . . . until I tasted the scone, and then I was like, "huh, that's why that buy so much" 😉 Hope you enjoy them!

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