Cinnamon scones

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

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  1. Betsy Minatani
    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.
  2. mcmignin
    These scones are outstanding; they are crisp on the outside and so tender on the inside. Flavor is perfectly balanced. I've developed a "quick" method for mixing. Place the dry ingredients in the bowl of a Kitchen Aid; using the whisk attachment, blend and then add butter. Whisk until the mixture is the size of bread crumbs. Add sour creme mixture and whisk slowly until moistened. Switch to dough hook and knead briefly. It's fast and easy; there's no noticeable difference in the resulting scones!
  3. JaneLi
    This is my favorite scone recipe of all time!<br/>A few suggestions:<br/>- If you use parchment paper under them, they will turn a nice, even, light brown<br/>- 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. <br/>- 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.<br/>- I divided one batch into four 5" circles and cut them into 6 wedges each. They took about 18-19 min.<br/>- 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.<br/>- Don't overcook them. They come out of the oven very soft, but they will firm up after they cool.<br/><br/>Thank you Najwa for posting this recipe.
  4. Wendy13
    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.
  5. diamonds4heather
    These were wonderful. I enjoyed that the recipe is so simple and easy to follow. The texture of the scones was perfect as was the flavor. Sometimes scones can be quite dry, but these were lovely. Great recipe! I will be making these again very soon.


  1. TeaLeavesGreen
    Great warm with butter. I had some difficulty getting it all to come together, which I think might be remedied by using SOFTENED butter. I ended up kneading probably more than 10 times, but they were still fabulous. I also used parchment paper instead of spraying the baking sheets.
  2. Mary Scheffert
    Yummy! I did make a few substitutions -- like other reviewers, I replaced 1/2 cup of the butter with 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce; I also used fat free sour cream, used 1/2 Splenda & 1/2 sugar, and 2 cups whole wheat flour in place of 2 cups of the white flour. I also added about 1/2 cup of cinnamon chips. I found the dough to be rather dry, but after working with it for a little while it did come together. The scones didn't rise as high as I had expected, but was probably due to my substitutions. Their flavor is very good - real "cinnamony" - especially yummy warmed up with a little butter on top! I will make these again soon. Thanks for posting! -M =)


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