Simple Cinnamon Scones with Fruit

As I mentioned in last week’s cookie recipe, I recently purchased cinnamon mini-chips from King Arthur Flour to make scones.
KAF itself has a grand cinnamon scone recipe that uses not just the chips but several other types of cinnamon as well. I like my scones quick and easy so I’ll leave that one to the experts. It does look fabulous.
This recipe is a bit easier, although I encourage you to adjust it. You may add a little cinnamon glaze after baking, sprinkle the tops with cinnamon sugar instead of plain sugar, and/or substitute fresh berries for the dried ones. (I used dried ones because fresh aren’t yet in season.)
I would avoid frozen fruit, however, as it will make your scones wet.
We served these for a weekend breakfast with plenty of fresh fruit on the side.
The Scones
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) COLD sweet butter
2/3 cup dried tiny blueberries or small pieces of apple
2/3 cup cinnamon mini-chips
2/3 cup buttermilk
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
additional sugar as needed (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment or silicone mats.
Combine the sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cut in the butter, but be careful not to overmix. Stir the berries into this mixture.
In a separate bowl whisk together the buttermilk, egg, and vanilla. Add the liquids to the dry mixture and blend just to moisten the dry ingredients.
Quickly scoop the dough (it will be moist) into rounds on the prepared cookie sheets. Small rounds will give you about 16 small scones, but you may also make 8 larger scones. Sprinkle sugar on top for added flavor and crunch.
Bake for 18 to 20 minutes for small scones. I imagine large scones (which I did not try) might take a bit longer. Makes 8 to 16 scones.

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5 Responses to “Simple Cinnamon Scones with Fruit”

  1. Mattenylou says:

    Another good easy recipe to try, thanks! I’ll have to substitute white chocolate chips until I do another King Arthur order. I’m using a lot of dried berries lately, just a handful gives a nice different flavor.

  2. I love scones and now you make me want them NOW. Yum!

  3. Grad says:

    I didn’t see your Kentucky Derby posting until today. I am not a sports lover, but I do love the Kentrucky Derby, the Preakness (the second jewel in the Triple Crown) and Belmont Stakes. Wasn’t it in 1973 that Secretariat got the cover of Time Magazine as Athlete of the Year? Or was it Newsweek? Horses are the best athletes. No ego, no nightclubbing, no cocaine sniffing, just doing what they were born in greatness to do. I don’t bet on the races, I just love seeing the running. And, I did make myself a julep! I’ll have to try the receipe you posted. I’m working on developing a new drink of my own made with Clementine Vodka. Haven’t gotten it just right yet, but the research is more fun than I can say.

  4. Grad says:

    Tinky, I just figured out how to listen to you sing ‘Old Kentucky Home’!! You have an outstanding voice! WoW!

  5. tinkyweisblat says:

    Thanks, Grad! I’m just learning how to do the recording so it was definitely fuzzy–but fun. Happy baking (and horse watching!), all, and don’t do TOO much research like Grad’s….