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Cinnamon Scones

I am an organized person, but not when it comes to my photos. They are a disaster. iPhoto is overloaded with photos because I never organize them. I take way too many photos of food and Caleb and never delete or organize them. They are all backed up on a hard drive and I save the photos that go on the blog in folders, but I never delete the photos from iPhoto. So yesterday, I opened up iPhoto and was determined to sort through the madness and try to get organized. Instead, I spent hours looking at old photos and not organizing. I was having too much fun reminiscing:) I am glad I looked at my old photos, because I found photos of these Cinnamon Scones I made about a month ago and never shared the recipe. The photos got lost in the madness. I am so sorry because these Cinnamon Scones are incredibly delicious. You all need the recipe!

The scones are made with heavy cream, cinnamon, and cinnamon chips. I use Hershey’s Cinnamon Chips, I know they are hard to find sometimes, so if you can’t find them in a store near you, you can order them online on Amazon. You can also leave them out, but I really like the extra burst of cinnamon they add. I also brushed the tops of the scones with heavy cream and sprinkled them with cinnamon sugar. These scones remind me of a decadent version of cinnamon toast. They are soft, tender, sweet, and loaded with cinnamon goodness.

Start your weekend off right by making a batch of these Cinnamon Scones for breakfast. They are the perfect weekend breakfast treat. And sorry it took me so long to share the recipe. I am going to try and organize my photos over the weekend. I promise, I will do it this time:) Do any of you  have any photo organizing tips to share? Thanks!

Cinnamon Scones

Yield: Makes 8 scones

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 12-15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

These Cinnamon Scones will remind you of a decadent version of cinnamon toast. The scones are sweet, tender, and full of cinnamon goodness!


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons cold, unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
1/2 cup cinnamon chips (I use Hershey's cinnamon chips)
1 cup heavy cream

For the cinnamon sugar topping:
1 tablespoon heavy cream
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat and set aside.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Quickly cut in the butter, using your hands, two knives, or a pastry blender. Mix until mixture resembles coarse meal, with a feel larger butter lumps. Stir in the cinnamon chips. Pour heavy cream over the ingredients and stir with a spatula until dough begins to form. Don't over mix.

3. Transfer dough to a floured countertop and knead dough by hand just until it forms a ball. Form scones by patting the dough into a 3/4-inch thick circle. Cut the scones into triangles or use a biscuit cutter. Press scraps back together and cut additional scones until dough is used up.

4. Place scones on prepared baking sheet. In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon. Using a pastry brush, brush scones lightly with heavy cream. Sprinkle scones with cinnamon/sugar mixture. Bake scones for 12-15 minutes, or until scones are light brown. Cool scones on a wire cooling rack and serve.

Scones will keep in an air-tight container for up to 2 days, but they really are best eaten the day they are made.

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85 Responses to “Cinnamon Scones”

  1. Rosa — February 24, 2012 @ 5:15 am

    Mmmhhh, delicious! Those must taste divine.



  2. Kathryn — February 24, 2012 @ 5:19 am

    My computer is exactly the same when it comes to photographs, I have random folders of them everywhere. I keep saying I’m going to sort it out and then I never quite manage to! So glad you found these scone pictures though, they look so tasty!

  3. Blog is the New Black — February 24, 2012 @ 6:00 am

    I adore cinnamon chips and cinnamon scones were my first scones I ever made. Yours look terrific!

  4. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — February 24, 2012 @ 6:05 am

    Mmm I’m having scones this weekend :) And ugh my poor little computer files are bursting at the seems!

  5. Lauren at Keep It Sweet — February 24, 2012 @ 6:19 am

    I love any excuse to bake with cinnamon chips, these look fabulous!

  6. Carrie — February 24, 2012 @ 6:41 am

    I just bought a couple bags of cinnamon chips. I guess I know what I’m making with them now!

  7. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — February 24, 2012 @ 6:51 am

    I love this idea! The cinnamon sugar topping is making me swoon!

  8. heather — February 24, 2012 @ 6:58 am

    Aww I forgot how much I loved cinnamon toast as a kid!

  9. Erica — February 24, 2012 @ 7:27 am

    We are in the process of organizing now too! Seems super important now that we have kay.those cinnamon chips rock-i need to order some. The scones look perfect

  10. Heather (Heather's Dish) — February 24, 2012 @ 7:48 am

    i love cinnamon chips!!! and scones…guess you figured out what i’m making for breakfast tomorrow :)

  11. Jessica @ How Sweet — February 24, 2012 @ 8:01 am

    What I wouldn’t give for us to have breakfast together each morning!

    • Two Peas replied: — February 24th, 2012 @ 9:26 am

      That would be too much fun! In Seattle we HAVE to do breakfast:)

  12. Aimee @ ShugarySweets — February 24, 2012 @ 8:01 am

    Oooh, I can just taste the cinnamon in this! I can never find the chips, I may just have to order them!!

  13. Bridget {bake at 350} — February 24, 2012 @ 8:06 am

    I need these in my life.

  14. Emmanuelle — February 24, 2012 @ 8:14 am

    Not sure I will ever find some cinnamon chips in France, but I know I have to try this recipe anyway! I love cinnamon AND scones, and those look heavenly! Thanks for the recipe!

  15. Laurie {Simply Scratch} — February 24, 2012 @ 8:28 am

    Ditto what Jessica said! These sound phenominal!!

  16. Laurie {Simply Scratch} — February 24, 2012 @ 8:30 am

    or… phenomenal… see the have me tongue-tied! :)

  17. oh I have made these and I dream about making them again they are so good!

  18. Mi Vida en un Dulce — February 24, 2012 @ 9:03 am

    I’m not a photagraph expert, and my camera is not a professional one, the imporatn thing is the love we put on what we make, that make the difference, even at the end our photos do not show what we want.
    The solution, in the case of food, is the availability to transfer smells…some day…
    Those scones looks wonderful, we don’t have cinnomn chips here, but I guess I can make withou them, right?

  19. Lynne Essig — February 24, 2012 @ 9:05 am

    U can buy cinnamon chips from King Arthur Flour..

  20. Shawna @ CheekyChicFamily — February 24, 2012 @ 9:12 am

    I use iPhoto for organizing my pictures. I’m very strict on myself when it comes to keeping only the best pictures from each moment. It’s especially hard to be selective when deleting baby pictures. I look for the very best photos and delete the ones that lead up to the best shot. I’ll keep pictures if they have their tongue sticking out, or a fun little facial expression. When it comes to food pictures, I delete what doesn’t go on the blog.

    The thing about iPhoto I love the most is you can delete it from iPhoto but it’s still on your hard drive. I delete a lot of photos in the moment because I know I could retrieve them if I needed to. Every few months I go in and delete my iPhoto trash (without looking what’s in there!) That way, I’ve had time to become emotionally unattached to my photos.

    • Two Peas replied: — February 24th, 2012 @ 9:26 am

      Thanks for the tips!

  21. HeatherChristo — February 24, 2012 @ 9:14 am

    I just loooove cinnamon! and in scones? wonderful!

  22. Emilie — February 24, 2012 @ 9:21 am

    cinnamon chip scones are one of my favorite scone varieties-and I’m the same way. Organized in most things in life but for some reason my computer remains highly unorganized! It’s a daunting task to clean it all up.

  23. Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — February 24, 2012 @ 9:32 am

    This is a favorite breakfast, for sure! I need to make these this weekend.

  24. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — February 24, 2012 @ 9:44 am

    These have my mom written all over them…can’t wait to make them for her on my parent’s next visit!

    My photo organizing isn’t all that wonderful, but I do have a little pact with myself regarding food photos…as soon as I post a recipe, I delete all the associated photos I did not use for that post. It feels more manageable to do little chunks like that. And it’s all part of my posting process.

  25. Maria McClouid — February 24, 2012 @ 9:46 am

    I switched from using iPhoto to Adobe Bridge. In My Computer (not sure what the equivalent terminology is for Macs), I have a folder for Food Pics, and in there each recipe gets its own folder. I also have one folder titled Posted, and I transfer folders in there of recipes I’ve blogged about. I just created this system recently and now it is much easier to locate the recipes not yet posted! I also try to be diligent about deleting photos that aren’t my best to reduce the clutter. Good luck organizing. Always a monumental task.

  26. Jenny Flake — February 24, 2012 @ 9:53 am

    Yummy!!! I miss those cinnamon chips, can’t get them here in CA! I’ll have to order them on Amazon again :)

  27. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — February 24, 2012 @ 9:55 am

    What a lovely scone! These look so delicious, and I would enjoy them so much with a cup of steaming chai. Thanks Maria!

  28. Esther — February 24, 2012 @ 9:56 am

    This looks like a really awesome recipe. I’ll have to try it this weekend with my son. He loves to bake and he loves cinnamon toasts!!

    Have you ever try freezing the scone dough and bake them as you need them? Or freeze the scones after they are baked? Would it keep the freshness better this way?


    • Two Peas replied: — February 25th, 2012 @ 9:18 am

      You can freeze them and then bake or freeze the baked scones. Just don’t add the glaze if you want to freeze them. Thaw and then add the glaze.

  29. Cassie — February 24, 2012 @ 9:57 am

    I love Hershey’s cinnamon chips and I cant wait to give these a try! I definitely need more organization to my photos too, it’s just something that I don’t take time to do!

  30. Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids — February 24, 2012 @ 10:00 am

    Oh, my. I am glad that you found this picture and shared the recipe. These scones look amazing!

  31. Funny how we try to organize oursleves and we end up going through stuff and never get the task at hand done. Your scones look delish!! I have a spare bag of cinnamon chips sitting in my cupboard, I should give them a good home and make scones!

  32. Whether you baked these one month ago, five months ago or not, I am glad I can enjoy them today! They look so yummy.

  33. Angie — February 24, 2012 @ 11:33 am

    Okay now, I have to try these next, I am currently obsessed with scones!

  34. AmyRuth — February 24, 2012 @ 11:56 am

    I’ve never tried the cinnamon chips. I must purpose to search them out in my area so I can. hmmm Scones? Well, they are on my dance card. I love making them with cream and butter. It just makes a huge difference in their texture I think. These look like a classic. Yum ! Aren’t you glad you made the time to “reminisce?” Bonus! May have to give it another go. :”)

  35. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — February 24, 2012 @ 12:10 pm

    I’m grateful that this recipe was buried in a sea of pics…not grateful for the hodgepodge you have going on, but oh boy, can I relate!

  36. Crystal — February 24, 2012 @ 12:13 pm

    I finally organized my photos a few months ago and whew it took a while! I am totally with you on the starting to reminisce though… I finally made myself jut buckle down and organize. Good luck when you actually get to it again!!
    These scones look delicious, I’m going to have to try them when I find (or order) the cinnamon chips!

  37. susan — February 24, 2012 @ 1:49 pm

    I think you have come up with the new “doughnut”. These look great

  38. Kim Weigand — February 24, 2012 @ 3:35 pm

    Check out “Young House Love” ‘s blog…I love how they organizae their photos in yearly photo books, so creative!!!

  39. Angelyn — February 24, 2012 @ 3:59 pm

    These look amazing!!

  40. Cookin' Canuck — February 24, 2012 @ 4:26 pm

    I’m glad you found these scones amidst your iPhoto stash because they sounds wonderful! Perfect for weekend snacking.

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