Are you looking for a quick and easy treat or breakfast to make? Try these brown sugar cinnamon scones with vanilla glaze. American scones are biscuit like and sweet and usually have add ins or a glaze. They have more butter typically than British scones, and you usually eat them as is, without adding anything to them while you eat.
I make scones a lot, because my kids love them, and because there are so many fun flavor variations. My kids favorite is a vanilla scone with glaze, but today I decided to do a brown sugar cinnamon scone variation.
Scones take about 5 minutes to put together and 10-15 to bake, so you can make them any time. And you likely have all the ingredients already in your house. They don’t really require much planning unless you want specific things to add like nuts or berries (fresh berry scones are SO good too). They freeze really well too, so you can make a bunch and freeze them and just pull one out for a snack with your coffee.
Brown Sugar Cinnamon Scones
- 2 1/4 cups AP flour
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup cold salted butter
- 1/2 cup half and half or cream
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups powdered sugar + 1 tsp vanilla for the glaze
- Pre-heat oven to 375, line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl beat eggs, then beat in cream, brown sugar and vanilla.
- In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and cinnamon. Then cut in butter until you have a crumb mixture. This is very similar to how I combine my butter when making pie crust, although your butter pieces need to be a little bit more broken up. You still want some pea sized butter lumps, but not larger than that. Slowly pour some of the liquid into the flour mixture while tossing with a fork. Keep adding liquid until the mixture starts to clump together. You may not need all of the liquid. You don't want super wet dough.
- Turn onto a floured flat surface and use a bench scraper to push the dough together. Fold it over onto itself and few times until it comes together into a solid mass. Add a little more liquid if needed. Make a rectangle of dough and then use the bench scraper or a knife to cut into triangles. Place on the parchment lined pan so they are not touching. Bake for 10-15 minutes until lightly browning and fully cooked. Cool on a baking rack, and make the glaze.
- Combine the powdered sugar with the vanilla and a little water until you have a thick but spreadable glaze. It should run off the scones a bit when you put it on. Spread over your scones and they are ready.
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