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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

 Remember the cinnamon chip debacle from a couple of months back? Remember how I went from store to store to store to try and find these little suckers? I finally  found them and when I did I made sure I got enough to last me the whole year. So I decided it was time to use of one of my little prized packages to make cinnamon scones. Can I tell you what a good decision that was? I think I just did.

Cinnamon Chip Scones 
with Cinnamon Glaze

2 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup sugar
4 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons shortening
3/4 cup half & half (or heavy cream)
1 egg
1 bag cinnamon chips ~ divided use

Heat oven to 375 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Mix well.

Cut in butter and shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

In a separate bowl, combine cream with beaten egg then add to dry ingredients. 

Stir in 1 cup cinnamon chips.

Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Pat dough out to ½” thickness and cut into desired shape.

Place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. 

Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. 

Makes 10 - 12 scones.

Our stars of the show.

Measure the flour, sugar, salt 
and baking powder into a bowl.

Add the butter and shortening then cut in.

Then add the beaten egg and 
half & half that's been mixed together.

Stir in the remaining cinnamon chips.

Turn dough out onto a floured surface.

Pat to 1/2 inch thick.

Then cut into desired shape.

Bake until golden brown. Allow to cool.

Cinnamon Glaze

Remaining bag of cinnamon chips ~ about 3/4 cup
3 cups powdered sugar

In a heat proof bowl, microwave cinnamon chips for 1 minute. Stir to smooth.

Add a couple of tablespoons to thin.

Add 1 cup of powdered sugar. Stir.

Add a couple more tablespoons of milk and stir.

Repeat with remaining powdered sugar and enough milk to make a smooth glaze.

Drizzle or drip over scones.

For the glaze.

Melt the cinnamon chips then add a little milk.

Stir in some of the powdered sugar. 
Repeat until all the powdered sugar has been used.

You want your glaze to look like this!

Because THIS is what you're going to do with it!!


  1. These look yummy! I love Laurie Colwin and just picked up Home Cooking for a re-read. It was so cool to see her quote here after just reading it last night.

    1. That's so neat, Martha! I loved that quote from the moment I saw it!