I like Starbucks just as much as the next person. I’m in love with Coffee! They have delicious baked goods, sandwiches, and snacks. It’s a great place to study, meet up with friends, or just hang out.
Because of the prices, it has to remain a special treat. My husband recently learned the importance of getting me Starbucks on road trips during out long haul to Texas. It’s a tradition that I’ve held for years. Getting four hours of sleep and rolling into the car with no makeup and a trans-fat loaded breakfast sandwich in my stomach is not my definition of fun. All is forgotten, however, if I can get some Starbucks to sip on down the road.
By the time I get to Starbucks, I can’t justify also buying a scone. I just spent $5 on a tiny cup of coffee!
The solution is these delicious cinnamon chip scones. They’re a Starbucks Knock off recipe. The glaze makes them look so professional you feel like it’s the real thing. Besides, you can have one warm out of your own oven, instead of the toaster oven.
My Mother-in-law, Pam, and I made these during our dutch baby pancake sugar high. There was a miscommunication about ingredients, and we measured out twice the amount of buttermilk we needed. Pam, who is always good at rolling with the punches said, “Well, I guess we’re making a double batch!” It ended up being the right call since they went so quickly!
I was surprised at how much I liked cinnamon scones. I usually shy away from cinnamon unless it’s mixed with apples, but these scones are so rich and creamy that the sharpness of the cinnamon complements them really well.
They are so easy to make, you’ll want to make it a tradition of your own.
Pam’s little dog, Kansas wanted a scone so badly!
We enjoyed these scones with our coffee and tea!
- FOR THE SCONES
- 1 ½ cups flour
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 ¼ tsp baking powder
- ¼ t baking soda
- ¼ t salt
- 6 tbl butter (3/4 stick)
- ⅓ cup cinnamon chips
- ½ cup buttermilk
- FOR THE GLAZE
- ½ cup confectioner's sugar, sifted
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbl milk
- 1 ½ tsp melted butter
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- In medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- Grate butter into flour mixture with a cheese grater.
- Cut butter into flour with a pastry cutter until mixture resembles fine crumbs.
- Add cinnamon chips and combine.
- Make a well in the center of flour/butter mixture and add buttermilk.
- Stir until just combined.
- Turn dough onto a lightly floured work surface.
- Knead a few times.
- Pat dough into a circle about 6 inches in diameter.
- Cut into 8 pieces.
- Place sections on ungreased cookie
- sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake 10-12 minutes until golden.
- Remove from cookie sheet and place on a cooling rack.
- Combine glaze ingredients and drizzle over warm scones.