Cinnamon Chip Scones


2 c. all-purpose flour
1/3 c. sugar
1 t. orange zest
1 t. baking powder
½ t. baking soda
6 T. chilled butter, cut into pieces
¾ c. cinnamon chips
¾ c. heavy cream
1 large egg yolk
1 t. vanilla
2-3 T. whole milk
3 T. raw sugar


1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.

2. Sift flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda into a bowl. Add orange zest and rub it together with some of the sugar between your forefingers to release the flavor.

3. Add the butter pieces and work it into the dry ingredients with your clean (!) hands or a pastry blender. Work until the mixture resemble small peas. Toss the cinnamon chips with a pinch of flour and then add to the butter mixture.

4. In a separate bowl whisk together egg yolk, heavy cream and vanilla. Pour in a steady stream into the butter mixture, stirring continuously until the dough becomes sticky and everything is incorporated. AT THIS POINT DOUGH CAN BE WRAPPED IN PLASTIC AND REFRIGERATED.

5. Press dough into a circle that is 1″ thick. Cut into wedges and place on baking sheet. Brush the tops of each scone with milk and scatter with raw sugar. As you can see above, I often cut them into some small pieces too – they are good for little hands!

6. Bake for 20 minutes, or until edges are golden brown.

Naptime Notes

Naptime Recipe Serving ideas

Mini-Chocolate Chips or dried cherries (or both!) taste fantastic with this recipe if you are don’t want cinnamon. Also, feel free to substitute lemon zest for orange zest – or not use any zest at all – to alter the citrus notes.

Naptime Stopwatch

Making this dough takes about 15 minutes. Then all that is left is the baking!

Naptime Reviews

This is a winner with almost everyone in my family. These scones are neither too sweet or bland, there flakey texture and cinnamon spices appeal to just about anyone and everyone!

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