Thursday, August 19, 2010

Cinnamon Scones

I remember baking a batch of scones with my grandmother a few years ago. Though they were not homemade, they were my first scone experience, and they were good. She had a box of scone mix, which I've never seen since then, or maybe it's just that I'm not looking hard enough in the baking aisle. Either way, I figured I'd make some today, from scratch. They are not the prettiest things ever, but they tasted pretty good. I tried using a biscuit cutter which I believe my mother in-law gave me back home, but that didn't work very well. The dough was too sticky. So, with my handy dandy rolling pin covered in a sticky mess, and my hands filled with cinnamon scone goodness, I scrapped up the remains of dough and attempted to form them into triangle blobs on my cookie sheet. I succeeded. So, here they are, cinnamon scones!

2 c. flour
2 tbl. shortening
9 1/3 tbl. butter
3/4 c. milk
1 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 c. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
4 tsp. baking powder
1 egg

Combine all dry ingredients. Cut in butter and shortening. In a seperate bowl, mix together milk and egg. Mix in egg mixture into dry ingredients. Shape dough into triangles and cook on non-stick cookie sheet for 16 minutes at 375F. I got 5 very large scones from this recipe. Mmm. Remove from cookie sheet and allow to cool slightly before serving. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar before eating.


  1. So I decided to make these tonight and they were delicious!! I did modify the recipe a little though.. I added a tsp of vanilla extract and a 1/4 tsp of nutmeg.. so yummy :)

  2. I didn't even think about the vanilla, but I love Nutmeg! Great idea, I'll have to add that to my spice collection and try that out!