Drop scones like these cinnamon maple scones are very easy to make. The ingredients come together quickly, and they bake to beautiful golden brown.
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1–1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 6 ounces (1–1/2 sticks) chilled unsalted butter, cubed
- 1 large egg
- 3/4 cup milk plus more for brushing scones
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line 2 sheet pans with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, stir together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, 1/3 cup granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and salt.
- Use a fork to cut the butter into the dry ingredients, until it resembles pea-sized clumps. You can also rub the butter and flour together with your fingers.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Stir into the flour-butter mixture. The dough will turn into clumps. Then you can press it together.
- Drop the dough by 1/4-cup-full in mounds on the sheet pans, spacing them 3 inches apart.
- Combine 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 2 tablespoons sugar in a small bowl. Brush the tops of the scones with milk and sprinkle them with cinnamon sugar.
- Bake until golden brown, about 18-20 minutes.
Scones can be served warm or at room temperature.
Keywords: cinnamon scones, maple scones, cinnamon scone recipe
Can’t wait to make any of these! I love lemons, cinnamon, blueberries and maple syrup. One with an egg and I’ll be good for hours. My sugar level will be easy to control because I use coconut sugar in any and all recipes.