Cinnamon Chip Scones Recipe
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5 from 2 votes

Cinnamon Chip Scones

Cinnamon Chip Scones with homemade cinnamon chips! They're soft and cinnamony with a delicious glaze over the top.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 469kcal
Author: Lizzy T


  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour plus 1/4 cup for flouring the counter
  • 1 rounded teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 rounded teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter plus 1 tablespoon
  • 1 large beaten egg
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup cinnamon chips


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk if needed to thin glaze


  • Refrigerate a metal bowl for 5 minutes to get it cold.
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • In the refrigerated bowl, add the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, sugar and salt. Cut the cold butter into small cubes and add to the flour mixture. Using a pastry cutter, cut the butter in with the flour mixture until the butter is mostly mixed in. It is okay if there are small pieces of butter.
  • Make a well in the flour, in the center of the bowl. Add the egg and buttermilk to the well. Using a wooden spoon, mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mix just until blended, being careful not to overmix. Fold in the cinnamon chips.
  • Put about 1/2 cup of flour on the cupboard. Turn the dough out onto the floured counter. Turn it over so the floured side is up. Make a disk that is about 1 1/4 inches thick. Use a knife to cut the disk into 8 triangles, as if you were cutting a pie. Place the scones on a greased cookie sheet, or a nonstick baking mat.
  • Bake immediately for 12 minutes. Allow the scones to cool for 3-5 minutes and prepare the glaze.
  • In a small bowl, melt the 3 tablespoons of butter. Add in the powdered sugar and vanilla. Mix well. If needed, add 1-2 tablespoons of milk in order to easily spoon the glaze over the scones.
  • Glaze the top of the scones. The glaze will run over the sides of the warm scones.


Serving: 125g | Calories: 469kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 23g