Published on February 28th, 2014 | by Kristen Swain0
Drizzled Cinnamon Chip Scones
Scones, hmmm. Kind of not a typical treat for us. I’d been wanting to try them though. I’m really glad that I did. They are super delicious, not terribly sweet, and easy to add decadent flavors to. These yummy drizzled cinnamon chip scones were a hit with the family, hubby said they were outstanding. The texture of these is biscuit like, so much that I am looking forward to creating some savory ones to go with soups or salad.
I love cinnamon. These are a perfect treat in the morning with some hot coffee. I’ve been told that they are yummy after school with a glass of milk, as the minions have told me.
Hershey’s makes these delicious chips for holidays. I hope they will make the decision to bring them back all year, but I stocked up well this Christmas, buying what I could find in the store. So, uh, if you are around my area, I’m the reason that Walmart ran out of chips that day. Heh. But I did see them again not long ago, and bought a couple more packages. Just in case. Honestly, next time I see them, I should probably buy as much as I can get. Because these were so good, I was asked to make them again, before this batch was even gone.
I mixed my recipe with advice from a flour company and combined ideas from several recipes. King Flour advised to chill the dough before baking, as it helps to give the flour gluten time to relax, and also makes for a flakier dough allowing the butter to separate into layers for more flakiness.
The dough is pretty easy to make.
3 1/4 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup of cubed butter-cold
1 cup buttermilk – don’t worry if you don’t have this. add 1 tablespoon vinegar to a measuring cup then fill the rest of the cup with milk- let it set for about 10 minutes.
bag of cinnamon chips -reserve 1/4 cup
2 tbs butter softened
1 tablespoon shortening
Put all your dry ingredients in a bowl.
Add your cubed cold butter.
Cut butter into flour until mix resembles crumbs.
When your mix resembles crumbs and your bits of butter are just a bit smaller then a pea, add your cinnamon chips, reserving 1/4 cup.
Now add your buttermilk and stir until combined.
When the buttermilk has been combined, put the mixture onto a floured surface and knead 10-15 times until it is no longer sticky.
Divide the mix into two equal pieces, place on parchment paper on a sheet pan.
Press the two pieces into circles about 7 inches around, and about 1/2 inch thick.
Spread the two circles with the 2 tablespoons softened butter
Sprinkle on cinnamon sugar.
Then use a knife or pizza cutter to cut them into 8 pieces. Stick them in the freezer for 30 minutes.
Bake in a 425 oven for about 35-40 minutes. This can vary as to how frozen they are and oven temps.
Take your reserved cinnamon chips and melt them with the tablespoon of shortening in the microwave in a safe bowl. You need the shortening to keep the chips from ‘seizing’ up like chocolate will do.
Spread the drizzle over the baked chips and serve.
You can leave out the butter/cinnamon sugar/drizzle for any of this. But it was great and added more cinnamon taste.