Flaky Cinnamon Chip Scones Recipe

Flaky Cinnamon Chip Scones Recipe

  • Makes: 24 Servings
  • Ready In: 35 mins
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins

These scones have a buttery, mildly cinnamon taste with a light flaky texture. Upon first bite you will know these are the ones you’ve been looking for. Like most good doughs, this one is perfect to make ahead of time. In fact, you can whip up a double batch and put it in the fridge to bake the following morning.  These scones are neither too sweet or bland, their flaky texture and cinnamon spices appeal to just about anyone and everyone!

    Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 193
  • Fat: 9g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Sodium: 46mg
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 9g


  1. 2 cups all-purpose flour
    1/3 cup sugar
    1 teaspoon orange zest
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    6 tablespoon chilled butter, cut into pieces
    3/4 cup cinnamon chips
    3/4 cup heavy cream
    1 large egg yolk
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    2-3 tablespoon whole milk
    3 tablespoon raw sugar


    1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.
    2. Sift flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda into a bowl. Add orange zest and rub it together with some of the sugar between your forefingers to release the flavor.
    3. Add the butter pieces and work it into the dry ingredients with your clean (!) hands or a pastry blender. Work until the mixture resemble small peas. Toss the cinnamon chips with a pinch of flour and then add to the butter mixture.
    4. In a separate bowl whisk together egg yolk, heavy cream and vanilla. Pour in a steady stream into the butter mixture, stirring continuously until the dough becomes sticky and everything is incorporated. AT THIS POINT DOUGH CAN BE WRAPPED IN PLASTIC AND REFRIGERATED.
    5. Press dough into a circle that is 1" thick. Cut into wedges and place on baking sheet. Brush the tops of each scone with milk and scatter with raw sugar. As you can see above, I often cut them into some small pieces too - they are good for little hands!
    6. Bake for 20 minutes, or until edges are golden brown.

    Variation Ideas: Mini-Chocolate Chips or dried cherries (or both!) taste fantastic with this recipe if you are don't want cinnamon. Also, feel free to substitute lemon zest for orange zest - or not use any zest at all - to alter the citrus notes.

Kelsey Banfield, The Naptime Chef, believes parents don't have to give up being foodies just because they have kids. Join Kelsey as she shares webisodes, recipes and ideas on how to fit delicious food into everyday family life, without compromising quality or taste. Kelsey is also the author of the cookbook, The Naptime Chef: Fitting Great Food Into Family Life.

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