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Cinnamon and Sugar Scones

Cinnamon and Sugar Scones

Warm, delicious, and sweet, these scones are perfect for brunch, breakfast, or a sweet snack.
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, English
Servings 8 scones


  • 3 cups flour spooned and leveled
  • ½ cup brown sugar + 2 tablespoons, divided
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 10 + 3 tbsp butter, divided
  • 4 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Cut butter into cubes, then freeze until ready to add it.
  • Use a prepared cast iron skillet or other desired pan. If using a pan other than cast iron, grease then flour the pan.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
  • Cut butter into the flour mixture, leaving pieces of butter.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat together the buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla.
  • Cut remaining butter into small pieces.
  • In a separate bowl, add remaining butter, brown sugar, and the cinnamon.
  • Melt the butter and sugar mixture in the microwave. Allow to cool slightly, then pour gently onto a sheet of parchment paper and press and freeze.
  • Pour buttermilk mixture into flour mixture and stir until just combined.
  • Once chilled, cut the cinnamon butter into pieces and stir into the dough.
  • Spread mixture into pan or skillet, then bake for 23-25 minutes.
  • Cool, cut into eighths, and serve. Store in an air-tight container for up to 4 days.
Keyword brunch, scones, tea