Every now and then we get sweet emails which include a recipe for us to try. This is one of those. Sara U. sent me the idea for Cinnamon Bun Scones and though I have made quick doughs into cinnamon rolls...I had never thought of folding the dough over to cut them into scone shapes. Thank you Sara for the inspiration for this recipe. I am giving you the method for making these scones using a food processor. You can easily make it without a food processor by using a pastry cutter to cut your butter into the dry ingredients and then adding in the liquid and combining until the flour bits are blended in.
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons very soft butter
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Mix ingredients together to form soft crumbs and set aside.
- 3 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup cold butter
- 1 1/4 cup buttermilk
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Preheat the oven to 375 F.
- Combine the dry ingredients together in the food processor bowl.
- Cube the cold butter into 1/2 inch cubes and add to the food processor bowl and pulse until the butter looks like oatmeal.
- While the food processor is pulsing, add the buttermilk and the egg and vanilla and pulse just until the mixture holds together.
- Turn the dough onto a floured surface, pat into a 6 X 12 rectangle and sprinkle lightly with flour.
- Use a rolling pin to roll into a rectangle that is about 1/2 inch thick.
- Sprinkle the soft cinnamon, sugar butter crumbs evenly over the surface and fold the the rectangle into thirds so that you have a long rectangle.
- Use a sharp knife to cut into triangles and place them on a baking sheet which is covered with parchment paper.
- Bake about 15 minutes.
- 1/4 cup cream cheese
- 2 cups confectioners/icing sugar
- a bit of milk to develop into a spreading consistency
- Combine the icing while the scones are baking and spread over each scone and serve the scones warm.
To freeze the leftover scones, place them on a cookie sheet to freeze and once frozen, place in a sealable freezer bag. To reheat, pop in the microwave for about 30 seconds.