Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 18 mins

This is a simple, delicious scone recipe that works well using a mixer or a food processor.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar in mixing bowl. Add butter slowly, mixing well.
  3. In a seperate bowl, combine egg yolk, vanilla, and buttermilk. Add to dry ingredients, mixing completely. Stir in cinnamon chips.
  4. On a floured surface, roll out dough (with hands only) to 1/2" thickness. Cut into scones, place on ungreased cooking sheet. Brush egg white over scones and sprinkle cinnamon sugar over scones. Bake 18 minutes.
  5. Cool scones 5 minutes, move to plate and cover until completely cool.
Most Helpful

Awesome recipe. Every time I make these they go fast. Instead of patting the dough into one single round, I pat it into two smaller ones, cutting each round into 8 wedges and only bake them for 12 minutes. This works great because then there are more to go around. Also if you don't have buttermilk on hand or don't like using it, like me, you can use sour milk. In your measuring cup pour in about 1 1/2 to 2 tsp of white vinegar and then add the milk up to the 3/4 cup line.

leitermannc May 26, 2010

I love both blueberry and cinnamon scones, but have never thought to make one until my local bakery said they are no longer going to offer them. This really was a wonderful recipe. Soft yummy dough. I did add more cinnamon to the batter. Thanks

PrincessPage December 16, 2010

These are delicious and easy to make. The egg, which I've not added to scones before, gives them a more cakey texture, which is more delicate, tender, and moist, than a traditional scone. Exactly what I was looking for this morning - thank you so much, Sara, for sharing the excellent recipe! I cut the butter in using a pastry cutter, and mixed it with a spoon - no mixer or food processor needed! I also mixed the cinnamon chips in with the dry ingredients, and then added the wet ingredients, which made them easier to mix in. I shaped the dough into a round, and cut it into wedges, right on the parchment paper. I'll definately make these again!

Katzen November 21, 2009