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Coffee Cinnamon Scones

If you think scones are supposed to be dry and boring baked goods, you need to let these Coffee Cinnamon Scones change your mind! Perfectly buttery and packed with coffee, cinnamon, and cinnamon chips, you’ll want to start every morning with one of these scones.

Close-up overhead view of a coffee cinnamon scone on a white plate with cinnamon chips scattered around and "Coffee Cinnamon Scones" text at top

Is there anything in life that you really wish you were good at, but you’re just plain not? I legitimately have an entire list, but near the top of that list is drawing. I am ridiculously horrible at drawing, to the point where I don’t even really doodle because it makes me cringe when I see the results of my doodles. If you told me that if I were to draw a little bit each day, I’d eventually be good, I’d totally be practicing my butt off. But at this point in life, I’ve resigned myself to the fact that I’m not good at drawing and I never will be and practice will never make perfect because it’s just not how my brain or hands work. I don’t find myself sitting around with paper and a pen much these days anyway, but I still wish I could be proud of my doodles. Sigh.

It’s OK  though because luckily, I’m pretty decent at doing some other things. And for others, I know that lots of practice will eventually make perfect or at least close to it. Scone-making for instance. I’ve been on a major scone making kick lately and each and every time I bake a batch, they’re even better than the previous one. I’m so excited by how these Coffee Cinnamon Scones turned out and I’m already thinking about my next variety. Can we all work together to make scones fun again and not those hard-as-rock dry baked goods so many people think they are?

COFFEE CINNAMON SCONES RECIPE

Scones tend to get a bad name. Lots of people think of them as being dry and flavorless little baked goods that you have to dip into tea or coffee to actually enjoy. I’m here to tell you that isn’t true! Scones should be moist and buttery and flavorful and a little bit indulgent. These coffee cinnamon scones are all of those things and while they do go perfectly with a cup of coffee, you don’t actually need to dip the scone in the coffee in order to make it soft enough to eat.

Another myth is that scones are difficult to make. Nope! They are incredibly easy and only require a few steps. The most important? Making sure your butter is very cold and that you work it into the dough well (you can use your fingers or a fork for this, but I love my pastry cutter [affiliate link]). Also important is making sure your scones are flavored well… I used coffee, cinnamon, and cinnamon chips for these ones.

Once your dough is made, you simply pat it into a round (no rolling pins necessary!) and slice it into 8 wedges.

Collage showing coffee cinnamon scone making, including dry ingredients with butter blended in, dry ingredients with cinnamon chips mixed in, and scones sliced and brushed with cream

You can use a knife here, but I think every kitchen needs a bench scraper [affiliate link] (bench scrapers have so many uses! you can also cut your butter with them, move dough, and clean up a flour mess). There’s something so satisfying to me about slicing scone dough.

Scone batter formed into a round on a floured surface and sliced into 8 wedges

You’ll brush your scones with a little bit of cream and bake them at 400 degrees for 13-15 minutes, until they’re just turning golden.

But wait, don’t forget the coffee glaze! And a few extra cinnamon chips for good measure.

Closeup bird's eye view of coffee cinnamon scones topped with cinnamon chips on a parchment-lined baking sheet

If you’re not totally ready to say goodbye to summer and jump into apples and pumpkins, cinnamon is a great transitional ingredient. But when you bake these coffee cinnamon scones, your kitchen will smell amazing and you won’t be able to help getting a little bit into the fall spirit.

You’ll also probably want to invite all the neighbors over for a coffee date. Even the neighbors you don’t like. But be careful because they’ll probably reallyyy like you after you serve them these scones.

Overhead view of a coffee cinnamon scone on a white plate with cinnamon chips scattered around and a baking sheet with additional scones and cup of coffee in the background

I’ve decided that if we were all to start our days with a scone and cup of coffee (or tea if that’s your morning drink of choice), we’d all be much happier people. And I’m not saying these coffee cinnamon scones are going to solve all your problems or anything like that, but you do know that cinnamon has all kinds of health benefits, right? It’s packed with antioxidants and may even help lower blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of heart disease (I recommend using ceylon cinnamon for the best health benefits). So, if you’re going to have a morning treat (and you should! you deserve it!), making it one of these scones would be a very smart choice.

Close-up overhead view of a coffee cinnamon scone on a white plate with cinnamon chips scattered around

My biggest problem with these scones is that I can’t decide how to categorize them. Yes, they make a brilliant breakfast, but I also ate a couple as a dessert. And they are also perfect snacks. We might not really have a formal “tea time” here in America, but you know how when 3:00 hits you suddenly really need a cup of coffee and something sweet? Coffee cinnamon scones to the rescue!

At the end of the day, I suppose I’d rather be skilled at making scones than doodling. Because, I mean, you can’t eat doodles.

What skill or activity do you wish you were better at?

Are you on a scone baking kick like me? Check out my recipes for Cadbury Mini Egg Scones and Eat Your Vegetables Savory Scones!

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Coffee Cinnamon Scones -- If you think scones are supposed to be dry and boring baked goods, you need to let these Coffee Cinnamon Scones change your mind! Perfectly buttery and packed with coffee, cinnamon, and cinnamon chips, you'll want to start every morning with one of these scones | wearenotmartha.com
Coffee Cinnamon Scones
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
13 mins
Total Time
33 mins
 

If you think scones are supposed to be dry and boring baked goods, you need to let these Coffee Cinnamon Scones change your mind! Perfectly buttery and packed with coffee, cinnamon, and cinnamon chips, you'll want to start every morning with one of these scones.

Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cinnamon, coffee, Scones
Servings: 8 scones
Author: Sues
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp coffee grounds
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, chilled
  • 1/3 cup cinnamon chips, plus more for topping if desired
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 Tbsp heavy cream, plus more for brushing
  • 2 large eggs
Coffee Glaze
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tsp strongly brewed coffee
  • Pinch salt
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon, coffee grounds, and salt.

  3. Cut in butter with a pastry cutter or fork (or your hands), until pea-size pieces form with some larger chunks remaining. 

  4. Stir in cinnamon chips.

  5. In a small bowl, whisk together cream and eggs. Using a spatula, fold the cream/egg mixture into the dry mixture until just combined.

  6. On a lightly floured surface, gently knead the dough a few times. Then using your hands, form a circle about 3/4" thick. Slice dough into 8 triangles and place on prepared baking sheet. Brush scones lightly with heavy cream.

  7. Bake for 13-15 minutes, until scones are just turning golden around edges.

  8. Let scones cool a bit before drizzling with coffee glaze and sprinkling with additional cinnamon chips.

Coffee Glaze
  1. Put confectioners' sugar in a medium bowl. Add coffee and salt and whisk together until combined. Add more coffee if you'd like a thinner glaze.

Coffee Cinnamon Scones -- If you think scones are supposed to be dry and boring baked goods, you need to let these Coffee Cinnamon Scones change your mind! Perfectly buttery and packed with coffee, cinnamon, and cinnamon chips, you'll want to start every morning with one of these scones | wearenotmartha.com #scones #coffee #cinnamon #breakfast

6 Responses to "Coffee Cinnamon Scones"

  1. Elaine says:

    I agree! Scones with coffee are a wonderful way to start the day, but they are also delicious as an afternoon snack, too! Your recipe is so full of flavour! I love the addition of coffee to it! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Liz says:

    YES PLEASE! These sound like the perfect thing to have with my coffee, especially as the mornings get a little chilly!

  3. You had me at scones! I am a huge breakfast food lover and can’t wait to try these fall scones! Pinned!

  4. Danielle says:

    These look amazing! I had never heard of cinnamon chips before, but I think they look so good in here!

  5. Natalie says:

    I love scones but never tried adding coffee into the dough! Looks so delicious and perfect for brunch!

  6. Love the coffee cinnamon combo! These scones look so good 🙂

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