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

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
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into ¼-inch cubes
  • ½ cup cinnamon chips I use Hershey's cinnamon chips
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • For the cinnamon sugar topping:
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • ¼ 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 ¾-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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  1. 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!

  2. Mmm I’m having scones this weekend ๐Ÿ™‚ And ugh my poor little computer files are bursting at the seems!

  3. 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

  4. i love cinnamon chips!!! and scones…guess you figured out what i’m making for breakfast tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. 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!

  6. 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?

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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

  12. 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?


    1. 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.

  13. 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!

  14. 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!

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

  16. 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. :”)

  17. 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!

  18. 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!

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

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

  21. I know what that’s like to try to organize photos. It should be done ASAP or you just end up looking at everything and having a good time, which isn’t such a bad thing. Thanks for sharing this recipe, it’s always better late than never! This looks so good and I’m a sconaholic, will have to make this soon!

  22. This looks amazing but I will have to leave the cinnamon chips out because there’s no way I can find them in Spain!!

    Thanks so much for sharing such great recipes!!

  23. I have lots of photo organizing tips – I work as a training specialist for the Association of Personal Photo Organizers! I would love to share the ABC’s of organizing both printed and digital photos. The association is full of wonderful resources and training for those who want a profession in this new emerging service industry! I would love to chat, contact me!

  24. Scones are a must over the weekend in our house and these will be coming out of my over very soon. Love the cinnamon chips

  25. I am awful at photo organization too. I also never print the pictures I take! My poor 3 year old doesn’t have a photo in print since she was like 1!

  26. OH yum…I don’t understand why stores don’t carry these chips they are wonderful!…but yay for Amazon:-). These sound amazing!

    I do the same thing with pictures…I usually end up watching videos from way back when.

  27. I’m so glad you found these pictures because, #1 they’re beautiful! And #2 – I can’t wait to make these scones! I adore them, and have never made a cinnamon version. I have 1/2 a bag of cinnamon chips dying to be used up ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. These look like a great way to start or finish the day! I love your use of cinnamon chips to add that extra cinnamon flavor. Can’t wait to try!

  29. With how much I bake you would think I had heard of cinnamon chips. Your scones look delicious and I can’t wait to get cinnamon chips at the store – this is quite a find! Hope you guys are having a relaxing weekend!

  30. Made these this morning !! OMG They are delicious ! I found that the dough, though, was a tad dry and didn’t come together as easily as most scone dough…..I had to work it more than I wanted to, but they turned out wonderful. I may add a tad more heavy cream the next time. Can’t get cinnamon chips in Alberta……’cept at Bulk Barn !! Love that store ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for a great recipe ๐Ÿ™‚ Will be making it often ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. Maria, these scones look so good..I’m going to order the cinnamon chips and try your wonderful recipe! Thanks for posting!

  32. Whoa! I can so relate with massive photos waiting for me to sort through. I usually end up wasting a lot of time pondering over many.

    Le sigh.

    Yummy scones. I’ve got to try baking scones soon ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. Can this recipe be baked as drop scones, instead of triangles or biscuit circles? If so, does the temperature need to be different?

    1. I haven’t tried making them as stop scones, but I am sure they would work just fine. I would bake them at the same temperature, set the timer a little early to make sure they don’t burn:) Enjoy!

  34. Ok…. I’ve lost my mind or these are so incredibly delicious that I can actually SMELL cinnamon from looking at the pictures – no lie!


    can’t wait to try them!

  35. We had to search high and low for the cinnamon chips, but oh, was it worth it! These scones were so yummy!! My family wasn’t too excited when I told them what I was making, but then they tried the scones, and they loved them. Thanks for so many scrumptious recipes! When I want to try something new, your site is always the first place I turn.

  36. Mmm…cinnamon chips are the best! So are scones. These look so delicious! P.S. I feel your pain with photo management. I just reorganized how I go about storing them. It’s more of a pain, but now I have a lot more free space on my hard drive! ๐Ÿ˜€ Yay!

  37. These are amazing! My 2 year old has been running around the house yelling at the top of her lungs, “Mmmmmmmmmmmm!” ever since her first bite. ๐Ÿ™‚ Perfect treat on our stay-inside-during-the-huge-blizzard day!

  38. I just bought some of those cinnamon chips yesterday…for no other reason than I had never tried them…and now I have something completely amazing to try them in! ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. Oh these look so good. I’ve been wanting to make these ever since I saw a similar recipe on The Pioneer Woman’s website. Thanks for sharing, these are going on the list!