As I was growing up, I don’t think I ever tried a scone. My first experience with a scone was at Oxford when a friend of mine and I decided to find out what this “tea” thing was all about. I discovered that tea was just not for me and I don’t remember being that impressed with the food. But a good number of years ago I tried out an amazing recipe for scones and I really liked them. And I think they pair better with a cup of coffee!
Scones are so easy and quick to throw together when you know you have guests coming over. I like to make them in the morning to get the day going. I think the procedure is almost fail-proof. You don’t have to wait for yeast to rise. It is literally a mix and go kind of recipe that makes baking easy – you can likely get everything prepped and ready for the oven by the time the oven pre-heats. And my girls love them!
Who am I kidding?
I love them!
So I have been toying with an idea for a new scone recipe in my mind for quite some time. I found some cinnamon chips at the grocery store and immediately thought, “SCONES!” And then I started to think, “Pecans and cinnamon chips in scones!”
I finally (!) gave my idea a go last week and the resulting recipe is AMAZING! I love, love these. The girls really liked them. And I had a group of ladies over and they liked them, too! I hope you enjoy them too!
These scones would be a great thing to have on hand (you can freeze them!) for Saturday or Sunday brunch. Or Mother’s Day. They would also be very nice to tuck into a care basket for a friend.
Pecan Cinnamon-Chip Scones
- 2 c. all-purpose flour (you could do half whole-wheat, half all-purpose, if desired)
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/4 c. sugar
- 1/3 c. unsalted butter (cold, cut into small cubes)
- 1/2 c. whipping cream
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/3 c. cinnamon chips
- 1/3 c. pecans (chopped)
- 1 egg white
- 1 Tbsp. sugar in the raw
- Preheat oven to 425 F.
- Stir together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a bowl.
- Cut butter into the flour mixture with a pastry cutter until the mixture is crumbly.
- Stir together whipping cream, egg, and vanilla extract in a separate bowl. Add cream mixture to flour mixture and stir until ingredients are wet.
- Fold in cinnamon chips and pecans.
- Turn the dough out onto a clean surface and form into a rectangle about 1/2″ thick. Cut the rectangle into three squares. Cut each square into two triangles. You can cut the triangles again if you want mini scones.
- Place each triangle on a lined (parchment or Silpat) cookie sheet. Quickly mix the egg white with about a teaspoon of water to make an egg wash. Brush the egg wash over each triangle and sprinkle with sugar.
- Bake at 425 F for 14-16 minutes.
NOTE: if you would like to freeze these ahead of time, I recommend that you stop after step 6 and flash freeze the triangles. You could individually wrap the scones after flash freezing them and place them in a freezer bag. Then you can take out a few at a time and bake them at 425F – it will take a few more minutes to bake, if baking from frozen.
Like scones? Want another great freeze-able scone recipe? Try these Pumpkin Scones!
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They look wonderful and sound great!
Wow tBevhese look great! I love scones too and make them often for company. I need to try your version.
Have a great week,
They are delicious. Please continue to use pictures to help those of us “visual learners”
Hello! I went ahead and made these because they looked so good on the pictures. They did come out very tasty! My question is my dough did not come out as moist as yours looks. I really had to mush it together to hold the shape. Any suggestions for next time? Thanks for the recipe!
Hi Favi, I would assume the dryness may be due to climate. I would say add a Tablespoon of cream more at a time until it is easily worked into a dough. You want your dough to be moist, but not too wet. That’s just my best guess at it. So glad you tried the recipe! I am thinking I need to make another batch of them!
These look really good. I have never made scones and might have never even have attempted them, but these look do-able. I’m going to give them a try…I really like scones and I’ve gotten them numerous times at the bakery. Pinning this to my personal boards for future reference…thank you! And thank you for linking up with us at Foodie Fridays…I hope to see you next week too!
Thanks, Michelle! They truly are an easy and very doable recipe. Scones are one of those things that take only a few minutes to do and are perfect for breakfast with coffee!
Yum! I’ve never used cinnamon chips, but you’ve inspired me! Thanks for sharing with Pin Your Friday Favorite.
I love and English afternoon tea. This scone recipe sounds great and totally unexpected. I’ll be pinning for later. Thanks for sharing at Pin Your Friday Favorite!
Thanks! I hope you like them, Jessica!