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Cinnamon Scones

Now that we’ve reached the end of August, everything autumn can be found in the stores, from fall baking magazines to home decor to Halloween candy. Aside from the candy (which I think is a bit much this early), I can’t say that I mind at all – it’s my favorite season, and I’m totally in fall mode already even though the weather hasn’t quite come along yet.

As you may know if you’ve been reading for a while, I have a soft spot for scones, and I’ve made quite a few variations on my basic recipe. Since I already have a couple of fall flavors in the form of maple scones with maple glaze and pumpkin scones, I decided that a cinnamon-spiced scone would be a great addition to my autumn lineup.

So, as the weather grows cooler, I hope you’ll enjoy these – they’re perfect for breakfast or elevenses with a bit of jam, or dunked in your morning coffee!

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

Slice the butter into tablespoon-sized pieces, and using a pastry blender, incorporate it into the dry ingredients. In another medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, and vanilla extract. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and turn the dough out on to a floured surface. Knead to combine. If you’re not using a scone pan, separate the dough into halves. Shape each half of dough into a circle, and then cut each half into four wedges. If you are using a scone pan, spray the pan lightly with cooking spray. Divide the dough into equal pieces and press them into the pan.

Place the scones in the freezer, uncovered, for about 30 minutes. Then, remove the scones and put them right in the oven. Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack to cool.

Posted by on August 29, 2013.


Categories: breakfast & brunch

5 Responses

  1. Three cheers for Fall! It’s my favorite season too, and I can’t wait to start baking with cinnamon and pumpkin and all of the other great Fall flavors. I have a similar scone recipe that also incorporates apples, and it’s one of my favorites!

    by Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe on Aug 29, 2013 at 12:31 pm

  2. Scones are my favorite breakfast! I think I’ve only made them once or twice all summer because I hate to use the oven when it’s so hot . . . but we’re already experiencing cool mornings here and some overcast days. Time to get baking. These look delicious – can’t wait to try them!

    by Allison on Aug 29, 2013 at 12:47 pm

  3. These sound like such a delight! LOVE this recipe!

    by Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar on Aug 29, 2013 at 2:24 pm

  4. Those look wonderful! I am so excited for autumn!

    by Sarah on Aug 29, 2013 at 2:29 pm

  5. I always get a cinnamon scone at Starbucks when they come back in Fall. I haven’t made scones in ages, thanks for the inspiration, friend!

    by Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies on Aug 30, 2013 at 11:07 am

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