Friday, January 11, 2013

Something good in the oven

 Hi friends, since it was a dark and dreary morning, I
 decided to make a batch of scones to take to some friends who just lost their mother.  My friend also, Sylvia was British and such a wonderful  person.  I thought scones would be fitting.  I decided to double the recipe so we would have a few too.  These are super easy and one of the best scones I have ever tasted.  The recipe comes from the blogosphere, but I don't remember just where I got it a few years back and I am sorry  I can't give credit.  They were called Chocolate Chip Scones, but I make them with cinnamon chips instead and they are sooooo good!!  They freeze well also.

Here is the recipe:
I often double it.

Cinnamon Chip Scones

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
3 Tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon backing powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 Tablespoons butter, very cold and cut into pieces
(I use my pastry cutter for this)
1 large egg
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup cinnamon chips

Preheat oven to 400 degrees -( I set my oven on 385 degrees as it seems to run hot.)

Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a mixing bowl.

Add butter over flour mixture and using fingers or pastry cutter or fork, work the butter into the flour  until the flour mixture is very coarse.

 In a small bowl, ( I used my measuring cup), whisk sour cream, egg and vanilla till smooth.  Stir sour cream mixture into flour mixture until large dough clumps form.

Add the chips.

When dough starts to come together, turn out onto a clean surface and shape it into a 7 inch circle.  If you prefer, you can make two rectangles.  Slice the circle into 8 triangles or slice each rectangle into 4 triangles.  ( Since I doubled my recipe, I did this in two larger circles and wanted smaller scones, so I cut each triangle into 2 smaller triangles.

Arrange triangles a few inches apart on a cookie sheet.  Bake until golden, about 14 to 15 minutes. You just want them to barely start turning brown around the edges, so watch the first batch to know how long to bake them.  Cool for 5 minutes.  Then, glaze with a powdered sugar and milk mixture and serve while warm.  Enjoy!!

Hope you all enjoy these as much as our family does.  You could add dried cranberries, cherries, nuts, toffee bits, etc. also.  I just tend to do the cinnamon every time.  By the way, the cinnamon chips are almost impossible to find except during the holidays, but you can order them directly from Hershey.  I think I used  But, be warned, if you order them in July, they pretty much come melted in the bag like this:

So, you have to chop them up.  I plan to order some more when my stash is gone BEFORE  it gets hot!! ha.

Well, girls, I made it through this post with the new format, but did have some troubles with the pics, managed to get it all figured out, finally!!  I am so technically challenged..... Now to see if it will post.........

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  1. Oh my... those look soooooooooooooo good! How sweet you are to make them for your friend :-) very thoughtful!

  2. I miss the days when women would bake treats in the morning to send over to a deserving neighbor or friend! I have to laugh... one Christmas, a neighbor left a treat bag on our porch. I was so tickled to find a variety of delicious cookies inside. When I called her to thank her for her kindness, impressed by her cookies, she said, "Oh, I didn't bake those. I bought a large quantity at Costco and just rebagged them!" LOL! The thought was in the right place! Your recipe is one I can't wait to try and thanks for sharing where to get the cinnamon chips. I don't think I've ever seen them before. your newest follower..... ME!

  3. Thank you for stopping by!! Yes, I too miss the days of neighbors baking treats for each other. Our world is missing so many wonderful old traditions right now, but you are right, it is the thought that counts. ;))