Cinnamon Chip Scones

I have had this scone recipe bookmarked for a while now and just now got around to making them because I couldn’t find cinnamon chips anywhere. Two weeks ago I finally spotted them in the grocery store and grabbed several bags. I made some addicting crispy cinnamon coin cookies first, but still had plenty to try these cinnamon chip scones. The cinnamon chips give these scones an extra kick of flavor that cinnamon alone just can’t do. My family enjoyed these scones on Christmas morning with my husband exclaiming that these were his favorite out of all the scones we have tried! :) These tender scones bursting with melty, warm cinnamon chips are sure to be a hit with your entire family.

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Cinnamon Chip Scones

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  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup cold butter, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1 cup heavy cream, plus 1-4 tablespoons
  • 2 cups cinnamon baking chips
  • 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar
  • 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Process with six 1-second pulses.
  3. Remove cover of food processor and sprinkle the butter evenly over the dry ingredients. Cover and process with 12 1-second pulses. Transfer contents to a large bowl.
  4. Stir heavy cream into the flour mixture, adding up to 2 additional tablespoons of heavy cream just until moistened. Fold in cinnamon chips and knead the dough by hand 6 to 8 times  (do not overprocess or scones will be tough) then turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. Divide dough in half. With lightly floured hands press each half of dough into a 7-inch round. With a sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut the dough into 6 wedges. Repeat with remaining dough.
  5. Place wedges on the prepared baking sheet. Brush the scones with 1 tablespoon of heavy cream and sprinkle lightly with turbinado sugar.
  6. Bake in preheated oven 10 to 13 minutes or until tops of scones are a lightly browned. Transfer to a wire rack for at least 10 minutes before glazing.
  7. While the scones are cooling, make glaze. Combine 1 tablespoon heavy cream, and confectioners’ sugar until you achieve a thick, opaque icing. Drizzle over scones and serve.

Yields: 12 scones
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Bake Time: 13 minutes

Source: adapted from Taste of Home

23 Responses to “Cinnamon Chip Scones”

  1. #
    Judy — December 29, 2011 @ 8:29 am

    Cannot find cinnamon chips anywhere here in Colorado :( Maybe it is just as well, with my love for cinnamon and scones, I could easily see myself eating the entire batch of these scones — over a day or so, of course.

    Happy New Year, Christina!

    • Laura M replied: — December 29th, 2011 @ 9:03 am

      try the King Arthur Flour catalog or

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    Janice C. — December 29, 2011 @ 9:02 am

    which grocery store did you find these?????? Please

    • Christina replied: — December 31st, 2011 @ 2:59 pm

      I looked all over Peoria trying to find them and finally did at Schnucks. You can also buy them on or the King Arthur Flour Website. If you find them and give them a try I would love to know how they turn out for you! :)

  3. #
    ChgoJohn — December 29, 2011 @ 9:42 am

    I’ve been on the lookout for cinnamon chips for a cookie recipe. Now I’ve got another reason to find them.

  4. #
    Lisa D — December 29, 2011 @ 9:53 am

    King Arthur Flour sells cinnamon chips and cinnamon bits…the difference is in size and intensity of flavor. You can order it form their website or catalog.

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    barb562Barb — December 29, 2011 @ 10:04 am

    Hershey’s makes them, and you can order them through king Arthur!

    • Janice C. replied: — January 3rd, 2012 @ 6:15 pm

      I do appreciate all the info on the chips.

  6. #
    Chica Andaluza — December 29, 2011 @ 10:44 am

    No cinnamon chips here either…but I can dream!

  7. #
    Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide — December 29, 2011 @ 11:14 am

    Your scones always look so perfect.

  8. #
    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — December 29, 2011 @ 12:40 pm

    I’ll take any excuse to bake with my cinnamon chips! These scones sound delicious.

  9. #
    Russell at Chasing — December 29, 2011 @ 5:37 pm

    Ooh this recipe sounds so scrumptious. Why did I not even know there is such a thing as cinnamon chips?! I think I’m in love.

  10. #
    Karen — December 29, 2011 @ 6:31 pm

    Try a store that specializes in cake decorating items like color and tips they should have them, if there is such a store around,

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    Kates Life, Unscripted — December 29, 2011 @ 7:20 pm

    Cinnamon chips?! Sounds like a wonderful thing! I must find these! They sound like they would make a great addition to almost any cookie, muffin, cupcake or scone!

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    The Teenage Taste — December 29, 2011 @ 10:27 pm

    I’ve seen cinnamon chips all over Blog World. I need to get my hands on them…and then make these scones. These look fab!

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    Gursahiba @ Exquisite Niche — December 30, 2011 @ 2:58 am

    These look delectable! Feel like having it from the screen. Anything with cinnamon tastes delicious! Nice post.

    Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

  14. #
    Erin @ Making Memories — January 1, 2012 @ 1:58 pm

    Oh yum! I can’t wait to make these!

  15. #
    elsa — January 2, 2012 @ 8:22 pm

    Hersheys makes them. I found them next to the Chocolate Chips. Stop and Shop carries them in the Northeast….

  16. #
    Kristine — January 13, 2012 @ 3:49 pm

    No egg in these? Is that correct? I tried this recipe and found the dough was too dry to hold together…

    • Christina replied: — January 17th, 2012 @ 2:50 pm

      There are no eggs in this recipe. I am sorry that they turned out a little dry for you. Next time try adding a few more tablespoons of heavy cream to the mixture if you find the dough too dry.

    • anickH replied: — February 6th, 2012 @ 2:14 am

      kristine, this is a super popular recipe. the only variation ever done on the recipe is using buttermilk instead of cream, but that wouldnt effect the dryness. and this recipe never calls for eggs. you must have done something wrong because if you cant tell by internet ratings, this recipe is flawless. ive made it several times and it always comes out perfect.BTW Everyone, I get my cinnamon chips from harmons grocery store. so if you have a harmons, they sell them there. the hersheys brand(:

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