Cinnamon Chip Scones

Many years ago I was having some coffee at Barnes and Noble , (there is a Starbucks in B & N) and tried a cinnamon chip scone.  As usual they are pretty dry–but I liked the flavor.  Then when I found cinnamon chips at the grocery store  I went on a mission to  invent a recipe for cinnamon chip scones.  These scones are a little dense, but I like them that way.  I have had this recipe for years–a simple recipe and probably one of the top scones in the people pleasing area that I have.

Start by preheating your oven to 375 F degrees.  Line pan with parchment paper.
2 1/3  cups flour
1/4  cup sugar
1/2  Tablespoon baking powder
1/2  tsp. baking soda
1/4  tsp salt
6  Tablespoons butter
1 cup cinnamon chips
1 cup buttermilk

heavy cream for brushing on top
cinnamon/sugar ( for sprinkling on top)

Place flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and sugar in large bowl and stir or sift to mix.   Using a pastry cutter, cut butter into four mixture into little pieces.   Add cinnamon chips and mix well.
Add buttermilk all at once and gently blend by folding until buttermilk is incorporated.
Turn dough onto lightly floured surface and gently press dough together until all the flour is mixed in.   With your hands form a long rectangle –about 3 1/2 inches by 15 inches.   Cut dough with pastry scraper or straight edge knife to form small triangles.  You should get about 14 or 15 scones.
After placing scones on sheet pan, brush each one with heavy cream and sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar mixture.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.  Remove from oven and serve warm.  Scones can be reheated in 350 F oven for a few minutes.
Better than Starbucks!!!!

PS–my other daughter Lili is expecting her first baby in August.   This will be my 5th–thats right 5th. grand child in less than 5 years!!  My son Tyler also has a lovely daughter.  —and the news—?? See you in August Carmine!!
*Christine*    (Gramma C)