Scones: Sweetheart Cinnamon Chip Scones

posted by Kayce 05-03-102 9:36 AM

Sweetheart Cinnamon Chip Scones

3 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
21/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp.baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) cold butter
1 cup buttermilk
1-2/3 cup (10 oz pkg.) Hershey's Cinnamon chips
2 Tbs. melted butter

Heat oven to 425

Stir together flour,1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Cut butter into 1/2 in. slices; using fingers or pastry blender, mix butter into flour until coarse crumbs form. Add buttermilk; stir with a fork just until ingredients are moistened and soft dough forms.. Add Cinnamon chips. Gather dough into a ball, pressing gently to hold together. Turn out onto a slightly floured work surface; knead briefly, about a dozen turns. Cut dough in half.

Roll or pat one piece at a time, dough into a 7 inch circle, 1/2 in. thick. Brush circle with 1 Tbs melted butter; sprinkle with 1 Tbs. sugar. Cut circle into 6 triangles. Place triangles on ungreased cookie sheet. Repeat procedure with remaining dough.

Bake 10-12 minutes until tops are golden. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Serve warm or at room temp. 12 scones.

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