Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

I love these scones!! Great for breakfast or anytime ..

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
  2. Spray two baking sheets with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Combine sour cream and baking soda in a small bowl.
  4. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cream of tartar and salt in another bowl.
  5. Cut in butter until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  6. Combine egg with sour cream mixture, add cinnamon.
  7. Gently stir into flour mixture until moistened.
  8. IMPORTANT: knead dough briefly, no more than 10 times.
  9. Divide dough into two, place on baking sheet and pat into 3/4 inch thickness.
  10. Cut each round into 6 wedge-shaped pieces.
  11. Move scones so they are not touching (at least 3 inches), dust with sugar and cinnamon.
  12. Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.


Most Helpful

Mmmmm...These were great! The only change I made is in stead of a cup of butter, I cut in 1/2 cup butter and added 1/2 cup apple sauce with the wet ingredients.

Betsy Minatani May 09, 2003

This is my favorite scone recipe of all time!
A few suggestions:
- If you use parchment paper under them, they will turn a nice, even, light brown
- Mix the butter into the flour mixture with your fingers. It takes a little longer, but it's worth it. I've tried using a pastry blender and a cuisinart, but neither method worked as well.
- You can get terrific mini cinnamon chips year round at I got good results by mixing them into the flour/butter mixture before adding the sour cream.
- I divided one batch into four 5" circles and cut them into 6 wedges each. They took about 18-19 min.
- I like to brush scones with cream or milk, and then sprinkle them with turbinado sugar before baking. On a whim I tried brushing them with coconut milk the last time, and it worked pretty well.
- Don't overcook them. They come out of the oven very soft, but they will firm up after they cool.

Thank you Najwa for posting this recipe.

JaneLi September 19, 2010

These scones were awesome! I used all 4 teaspoons of cinnamon ~ we are real cinnamon lovers. They were perfect! I made 16 scones right before bed and the next time I looked the kids had polished off 6 of them. The rest were gone at breakfast. We will definately be making these often. Thanks so much for sharing.

Wendy13 May 02, 2003

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