I love anything cinnamon. When my mom and I went to NYC in 2007, I had a cinnamon scone at a Starbucks in the airport. I have thought about that scone ever since. I had looked over the years for cinnamon scone recipes, but could never find one. Evidently, I was looking in all the wrong places.
I recently found a recipe on The Pioneer Woman, and had planned to make them when I went to visit my parents for Thanksgiving (I know, they should’ve been pumpkin scones given the holiday. As I said, I love anything cinnamon). Wouldn’t you know, we couldn’t find cinnamon chips up there? I had some at home in the pantry, but didn’t bring them because I thought I could buy more up there.
So I had to prolong my wait and yesterday morning I whipped up a batch. The recipe is simple, but the dough is very crumbly. I think mine was too crumbly. I decided to make mini scones, so I piled the dough into a rectangle. I put too much cream in the topping, and it was like a paste, as opposed to a crumble. As I painted the topping on the dough I couldn’t help but laugh.
I managed to transfer the crumbly scones to the baking tray and popped them in the oven. They smelled delicious, and even though they weren’t as perfect looking as Ree’s, I was very happy with the results. Even better than the one I had at the Starbucks in the airport (crazy point of reference, I know). I picked the nicest scone I could find to show you.
These are perfect with a cup of coffee, tea,
when you walk by the kitchen.
Thank you Pioneer Woman, for ending my search for the cinnamon scone.