As a kid, I loved to make biscuits and sometimes my mom would let me sweeten them with cinnamon and sugar. So when Hershey started making cinnamon chips, I just wanted to find ways to use them in my baking. My favorite is a cinnamon chip scone. I’ve been working on this recipe for a long time and I have finally perfected it. My recipe is an adapted version from the Taste of Home.
Unfortunately, cinnamon chips can sometimes be hard to find in the local grocery store. However you can find them online at Amazon and Walmart. During the holidays I can find them at Walmart but at other times of the year they are elusive. I buy 12 bags during the holidays and order more online if I need to do so. It is worth ordering the chips online if you can’t find them in your local grocery. I have used them in cookies, cakes, and muffins.
Some food bloggers have recipes for their own cinnamon chips if you would prefer to make your own.
Ingredients (12 scones)
- 3 cups flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 cup butter, cubed
- 1 1/4 cup buttermilk
- 1 package cinnamon chips (10 oz)
- 2 tbsp butter, melted
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 tbsp milk
Combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda in a large bowl. Add the cubed butter and cut it into the flour mixture until it resembles course crumbs. (Photo A) This could also be done with a food processor if you are in a hurry!
Mix in the buttermilk just until moistened. Fold in the chips. The dough will be very sticky. (Photo B) Divide the dough in half and place one half on a floured surface. Knead the dough gently just until it is no longer sticky. Pat the dough into a circle that is approximately a 7 in. circle. Cut the circle into 6 triangles. (Photo C) Place the triangles onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. (Photo D) Repeat with the remaining dough and place the scones on the second baking sheet.
Brush each scone with melted butter and bake at 425 degrees for 13-15 minutes or until lightly browned. (Photo E)
While the scones are baking, mix the powdered sugar, vanilla and milk together to create a glaze. Add more milk if the glaze is too thick. You want to be able to drizzle the frosting on the scones. Drizzle the frosting on the scones and serve warm. Wrap any leftovers in wax paper. (Photo F)
Be prepared to have the scones melt in your mouth!