Iced Cinnamon Bun Scones

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by gailanng

From Food and Wine.

Top Review by Realtor by day

These were totally awesome! The whole family loved them. They have exactly the perfect amount of cinnamon and sweetness plus the icing- YUM! Thanks GailAnn!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°. Line a large, heavy baking sheet with parchment paper. In a food processor, pulse the brown sugar with the 2 tablespoons of softened butter and 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon until soft crumbs form. Transfer the mixture to a bowl.
  2. In the processor, combine the 3 cups of flour with the granulated sugar, baking powder, salt and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon and pulse to blend. Add the cold diced butter and pulse until the mixture resembles small peas. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and make a well in the center.
  3. Add the cream, egg and vanilla to the well and stir to combine. Using a wooden spoon, gradually stir in the flour mixture until a firm dough forms. Crumble the brown sugar mixture over the dough and knead it into the dough, leaving some streaks.
  4. Lightly dust a work surface with flour. Turn the dough out onto it and knead 3 times. Pat or roll the dough into an 8-inch round, about 1 inch thick. Cut into 8 individual wedges, then transfer the scones to the baking sheet and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes (may be frozen and and baked directly from the freezer). Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until browned. Let cool slightly on the sheet, then transfer to a wire rack.
  5. In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese with the lemon juice. Beat in the confectioners' sugar until smooth. (Note: If the icing is too thick, add about 1 tablespoon milk). Spread the icing over the warm scones.

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