I am so excited to introduce to to Cassie today! She has a wonderful site over at Bake Your Day where she makes delicious treats, and shares wonderful tips! Cassie is a sweet, kind, caring and generous friend. I am very glad to have “met” her! I think she had me in mind when she came up with this recipe – it is absolutely perfect for my family. So sit back, relax, and meet Cassie!
Hi guys! I’m Cassie and I blog about baking, cooking and life over at Bake Your Day. I love Dinners, Dishes and Desserts and I am so excited to be here blogging for Erin while she is on vacation! Enjoy my scone recipe and I hope to see you soon at Bake Your Day!
There aren’t many flavor combinations that I like as much or better than cinnamon and sugar. If you read my recent cheesecake post it also talked about flavor combinations. I would normally say that I’m on a combination kick and then my husband, Paul, would make fun of me for saying that I’m on a “kick.” I do say that often and he likes to make fun of me for it. Sometimes I get on a roll, and I go with it! No pun intended there. But since I mentioned it…
I have always loved cinnamon rolls and my family has always had an incredible knack for making them. I enjoy making them myself but sometimes I just want the flavor combo without having to take the time to actually make the rolls. Yes, I could reach for Cinnamon Toast Crunch (my favorite unhealthy cereal) or Cinnamon and Sugar Pop Tarts (also very unhealthy) or just make some plain cinnamon toast. However, I’ve had scones on my “to-bake list” for a while now so I came up with these, my quick version of the cinnamon roll: a cinnamon roll scone (still not the healthiest but totally worth it!)
As a side note, let me say that I am a huge coffee drinker. Everyone knows that scones go pretty well with coffee. “Scones go pretty well with coffee” is an understatement for these beauties. The cinnamon and sugar is a great compliment for a strong cup of joe.
The scones came together so quickly. I learned to love the center of the cinnamon roll the best and these scones reminded me so much of the center of a cinnamon roll. The texture is that of a scone but they are airy and moist and I wanted to eat the whole batch. I made the classic icing that my mom always made as a kid. Super simple and gooey! And the best part is that these can be ready in as little as 30-40 minutes. Perfect for a last minute breakfast or morning get-together!
Cassie’s Cinnamon Roll Scones
For the scones:
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/4 cup + 2 Tbs. granulated sugar
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
6 Tbs. unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
For the filling and topping:
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Line a medium baking sheet with parchment paper.
Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder salt and sugar and cinnamon in a large bowl and combine well with a whisk. Cut the butter into the dry ingredients using a pastry cutter or two forks. Continue to mix until the mixture is crumbly and resembles the consistency of sand.
In a small measuring cup, combine the milk and vanilla. Create a well in the dry ingredients and pour the mixture over the dry ingredients. Gently stir the dough with a fork just until combined and a cohesive dough forms.
Combine filling ingredients in a small bowl and crumble most of it into the dough. Gently knead the mixture into the dough, leaving some streaks. You want it to somewhat resemble the streaks of a cinnamon roll. You’ll see what I mean.
Transfer the dough to the prepared baking sheet and form a large circle, about 8-9 inches in diameter and about 1 inch thick. Sprinkle the remaining topping over the dough. Cut into 8 wedges and transfer to the baking sheet.
Bake for about 15-18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cook slightly on the baking sheet and then transfer to a wire rack.
My Mom’s Cinnamon Roll Icing
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 Tbs. milk
1-2 cups powdered sugar
v class="MsoNoSpacing">Mix vanilla, milk and powdered sugar together in a small bowl. Stir with a wire whisk or fork until combined. To reach a thicker consistency, add more powdered sugar. To thin out, add more milk. Taste and enjoy!