Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Scones

Cinnamon-Brown Sugar Scones (source)

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, very cold
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon chips (see below for recipe or use store bought)
  • 1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar, for the glaze
  • 1-2 teaspoons pure maple syrup, for the glaze

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper or coat a 9-inch round pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Cut the COLD butter into the flour mixture using a pastry cutter or two knives until pea-sized crumbs of butter remain.
  3. Gently fold in heavy cream, vanilla, and cinnamon chips until barely combined (some chunks of flour should remain). Turn onto a floured surface and knead 5-6 times with your hands until dough comes together. 
  4. Press into prepared pan or form into a large circle on the baking sheet. If using a pan, you will cut the scone after baking. If using the baking sheet, using a rotary cutter (like a pizza cutter) divide the circle into 6-8 equal triangles. 
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the edges are slightly golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Allow to cool for an hour in the pan, the turn onto a wire rack to finish cooling fully. 
  7. In a small bowl, whisk together confectioner’s sugar, 1 teaspoon maple syrup, and a few drops water; the glaze should be thick but pourable. Add more maple syrup and/or water to reach desired consistency. Drizzle over cooled scones. These are best served warm! 
  8. Store in an airtight container on kitchen counter for up to 4 days.

Cinnamon (or Pumpkin Pie Spice) Chips (source)


  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice (or just cinnamon)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (or shortening)
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat the oven to 200 F.
  2. Mix all of the ingredients together in a small bowl until they are well combined.  The mixture should be crumbly.
  3. Place the mixture onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and press on it with your hands until you have a blob that's about 1/4 inch thick.  (I used a rolling pin to get it thin enough)
  4. Bake for 35 minutes or until mixture is melted and a little bubbly.
  5. Cool completely.
  6. Take one small piece at a time of the cooked blob and roll it into a small ball.
  7. Use in your favorite fall recipes.  When using the chips in a recipe, be sure to fold them into the batter very gently.  They can easily fall apart if not handled with care.
  8. Note: I got lazy after rolling about 5 tiny blob balls, so I cut the rest into small squares with my handy pizza cutter. The balls made nice pockets of spice in the scones, the squares made little ribbons of spice.
  9. Another note: The recipe makes more chips than needed for the above scone recipe, I put remaining in a ziplock freezer bag and they are in my freezer. I have no idea how long they'll last, I'll probably just make more scones... :P

I figured this would be a good recipe to make if you are snowed in like I am! It makes the house smell so yummy and feel so warm!


  1. why do you post such yummy pictures?? they make us soooo hungry ;)
    lots & lots of love

  2. Those scones sound amazing! Thanks for making me hungry. :)

  3. Yum these look way too good!

  4. totally drooling now.. this looks good with some tea!! :)

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  5. delightful, i need these in my life Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

  6. Beautiful pictures my dear! your blog is so lovely!:)
    we can follow each other if you want :)
    xoxo Gloria

  7. These look good! I think I will bookmark the recipe. Always on the lookout for new recipes.


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  8. Did you change your banner? I like it! I'm usually not a huge fan of cinnamon, but those scones look amazing!

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  9. Commence mouth watering!

    xo Jennifer


  10. These sound yummmmmy! II love cinnamon/pumpkin
    Daniella x


  11. Yum these sound amazing! I love anything cinnamon-y. Following you via GFC now :)

    Alexandra xo

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  12. aww the scones look amazing! so yummy


  13. I love scones and these look delicious!

  14. These looks heavenly, Yummy!