March 19, 2013

Cinnamon Biscones with Vanilla Glaze

All four versions I tried of these biscones were delicious, but this CINNAMON version was my absolute FAVORITE one.  Hello . . . it has glaze on top!  Cinnamon chips are one of the best things I have ever discovered.  Luckily, I stocked up on a few bags while they were available in stores (during the Fall season).  If you can't find them in the store, you can purchase them online.  

Like I said in my Buttermilk Biscones post, these are a cross between a flaky biscuit with the rich buttery flavor of a scone.  Since no rolling is required, they are super easy to make.

If I could eat one or two of these for breakfast each morning, I would be the happiest girl EVER.  Too bad, I need to save these for special occasions thanks to all that butter.
Drop dough onto a baking sheet using a 1/4 cup ice cream scoop.
If you did not mix the cinnamon chips into the batter, press into dough balls.  Brush tops with egg wash.  Bake and enjoy.
Cinnamon Biscones with Vanilla Glaze
1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 1/2 c. cake flour
1/4 c. sugar
2 Tbl. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
2 sticks unsalted butter, cold
   cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/2 c. cinnamon chips
1 1/2 c. buttermilk, or as needed (or whole milk)
1 beaten egg, for egg wash

Vanilla Glaze
3/4 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 Tbl. milk

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  In a large mixing bowl, combine the flours, sugar, baking powder and salt and whisk until completely incorporated.  Add the butter and working quickly, cut it in with a pastry cutter.  You should have various-sized pieces of butter, from sandy patches to pea-sized chunks and some large bits as well.  Add the cinnamon chips and toss to distribute evenly. 

Gradually pour in the buttermilk (or whole milk) and gently fold the ingredients until you have a soft dough and there are no bits of flour in the bottom of the bowl.  You should still see lumps of butter in the dough; these will give you light and flaky biscones.  If the dough seems dry, you may need to add a little more buttermilk.  The dough should be moist and slightly sticky.  Do not over work the dough.  

Gently pat down the dough with your hands right in the bowl until it resembles a loaf of bread.  Dust the top of the dough very lightly with flour.  Using a large, 1/4 cup ice cream scoop, scoop mounds of dough onto the prepared baking sheet, arranging them about 1-inch apart. 

Brush the tops liberally with the beaten egg.  Bake for 20-25 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through for even baking, until the biscones are lightly golden and fully baked.  Serve warm or at room temperature.  These are best eaten the day they are made.  Yield: 12-14 biscones. 

For the vanilla glaze: Whisk together all ingredients until smooth.  Drizzle over slightly cooled biscones.

Jenn's Notes: These things are so darn good.  Despite the long instructions, they are so easy to make.  Since I tried four different versions, I couldn't stir the cinnamon chips into the batter.  Instead, I pressed cinnamon chips into the outside of the dough before baking.  I baked mine for 25 minutes.    

27 comments:

  1. These look so good! However, I don't think we have cinnamon chips in Canada yet. Too bad!

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    1. They are so good! If you really wanted, you could order the cinnamon chips online. I have found them at several stores. I'm not sure how much shipping is and if it would be worth it to you? Hopefully your local stores will carry them soon. -Jenn

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  2. Love these! Those chips are some of my favorites.

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  3. I've been looking for something yummy to make for Easter breakfast, and I think I just found it! YUM! I also stocked up on cinnamon chips after trying the snicker doodle bread. Smart move!

    To Rebecca in Canada or anyone else looking for cinnamon chips: you can order them from King Arthur Flour online if you can't find them in a local store.

    MGM

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    1. I really think you will like these and they are perfect for Easter morning. Very smart move stocking up on the cinnamon chips. Let me know what you think if you end up making them- Jenn

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    2. They are in the over right now! Can't wait to try them! If they are a hit, which I know they will be, then I will make them again next Sunday for brunch. YUM!

      I will report back very soon!

      MGM

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    3. I can't wait to hear. Did you end up mixing the cinnamon chips into the biscuit dough or did you press them into the outside like mine?

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    4. Ok, here's my report...YUM! Oh, did I already say that? :) These scones are delicious, and I like them better without the glaze on them too! They are light and flaky with just enough cinnamon flavor, and oh all that butter makes them just sinfully delicious!

      I mixed my cinnamon chips into the batter, and I made them probably a bit bigger than I should have, just because I could only fit 12 on my cookie sheet and I was not about to throw away one drop of that butter, I mean batter! But they baked perfectly in 25 minutes and had a gorgeous browning on top from the egg wash. Perfect with a cup of hot creamy tea on a cold snowy spring afternoon!

      Thanks again for another wonderful recipe Jenn!

      MGM

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    5. I am so happy you liked them! I can't believe you liked them better without the glaze, but I am a frosting and glaze freak, so the more the merrier in my opinion :) It was a snowy afternoon here too and these scones definitely would have made it better. - Jenn

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  4. Cinnamon chips are the best! Love the vanilla glaze!

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  5. Oh, Yum! Though I think I love all scones, cinnamon scones are my favorite. Using cinnamon chips makes recipes easier and tastes so good!

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    1. I know - I love how much flavor they add! - Jenn

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  6. Oh man there goes my diet lol These look so yummy nice job.

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    1. These are definitely a diet crasher thanks to all that butter, but they are SO good! - Jenn

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  7. I posted these yesterday. They are wonderful. I am having so much fun with The Back in The Day Cookbook. Be sure and try the lemon pie bars--they are fabulous! It is one awesome cookbook.

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    1. Good to know - I will try those next! - Jenn

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  8. New to your blog Jenn, these look absolutely incredible. I adore cinnamon! Having great fun reading through all your posts! Very inspiring (however making me hungry!)

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    1. Welcome! I am so glad you found me. If you adore cinnamon, I think you will love these scones. - Jenn

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  9. Mmmmm I love those cinnamon chips and I love that you just pressed them into the top of the dough!!! And yum, glaze on top just totally sealed the deal for me.

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    1. The more glaze the better! - Jenn

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  10. These look just great Jenn. Pinning to try soon. Thanks so much for linking to the Weekend Potluck. Have a great rest of the week!
    ~Kim

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  11. I cannot wait to try these! Yum!!

    You've been featured today at Love Grows Wild:
    http://www.lovegrowswild.com/2013/04/12-projects-for-home-10-recipes-to-try.html

    xoxo Liz

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