Cinnamon Scones with Cinnamon Cider Glaze

cinnamonsconesI used to work with this client and when we would get together – rather than me getting an escape from working in the city and enjoying the treat of going out to her neck of the woods – she was always So Excited to get to meet in the city.  It is always fun for me when I get to show someone around the city or see their excitement from having the chance to go to places they do not get to visit very often.  And, while I always first lean to treating a client by putting a spotlight on a locally owned place, the highlight of the meeting for her was always getting to go to one of the national chain restaurants to get some scones.  I would always gently tease her and laugh about this, telling her that she didn’t have to wait for our rare visits, if she liked the scones That much she Could just make them at home.  But she would always gently tease me back and laugh by saying she NEVER cooks or bakes – even with having men in the house!  So, she couldn’t wait to get away from a cow town and into the city for national chain scones while for me, usually after a day in the city – I can’t wait to get a little mud on my tires as I drive back home and where, on arrival, I can give a wave to my neighbors who are happy, pastured COWS and then make my own scones.

So, while my former client WON’T make these (lol to her), this is for all of you who Will make them.  And yes, I came up with this recipe on my own – the story that goes along with this recipe may show up in a future post that will be in the working section of the website – until then here we go with these very easy – very tasty – Cinnamon Scones with Cinnamon Cider Glaze.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  In microwave safe dish melt…..
6 Tablespoons salted sweet cream butter
…..on high for about a minute.  As butter is melting, in mixing bowl add…..
1 3/4 cup flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Combine these dry ingredients, then add the melted butter along with…..
2/3 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup cinnamon chips (they are like mini semi sweet chocolate chips – Hershey’s makes these)
cinnamonscones2Go easy with your mixing and mix just until all dry ingredients are moistened.  Cover baking sheet with a sheet of parchment paper.  Place the ball of dough in the center and shape to a circle that is about 8 1/2 inches in diameter and 1 1/2 inches thick.  Then carefully and gently, score the dough by cutting in half, then continuing to cut until you have 8 triangle sections.  From the photo you can imagine how I would have cut this before it went into the oven – use a sharp knife and cut it just like you would a pizza or a pie.  Place in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes until lightly golden brown on top.  As scones are baking, in that microwave safe dish you used to melt butter before, melt…..
1 Tablespoon salted sweet cream butter
…..on high for about 15 seconds.  As butter is melting, in small mixing bowl combine…..
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 Tablespoons apple cider
…..then add melted butter and stir to combine.   Once scones have finished baking cut your sections again then – if you want the glaze to set – wait for the scones to cool then glaze the scones – or you can glaze them hot out of the oven.  To glaze, top each scone with a Tablespoon of the glaze smearing the glaze over the top of each piece with the back of the spoon as you go.  Serve with fresh fruit, alongside scrambled eggs or just enjoy alone with a cup of home brewed coffee.

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  1. These scones were breakfast this morning and I must say they were delicious. Just the right amount of cinnamon. Since I had no cider, half and half was used in glaze. A pizza wheel sprayed with cooking spray worked great to cut the scones prior to and after baking. (If the dishwasher has dirty dishes, open the door and spray pans, pizza wheel, etc., on the door or just hold item. The “over spray” is contained in the dishwasher!) This is a keeper recipe. Thanks Kristina!

    • Thank you for the note about our scones. But that aside….. what a GREAT tip for spraying baking pans! And yes, top off these scones with whatever you have around the kitchen. There is no need to use cider we just typically have it on hand this time of year. A bit of butter works just fine too. Thanks again for your note…….