Monday, May 16, 2011

Snickers & Sweet Cinnamon Scones


Yes, I said it right.  Today we're going to talk about Snickers and Sweet Cinnamon Scones.  Sounds delish, doesn't it?  Well, before you think about a deep-fat fried candy bar recipe, I'll tell you that Snickers is this little doggie that Hazel Peach and Mary Toodles got from their nice Mommy and Daddy.  She's a Aussie/Border Collie pup and she's the color of a chocolate Snickers Bar with that creamy caramel inside.  Even her nose is brown.  When Snickers was introduced to her new girls, she immediately loved them.  She especially enjoyed licking the left-over milk from the creases of Mary's neck, and Mary didn't mind a bit.  Snickers plays fetch-the-ball with Hazel.  I think they'll be very good friends.

Now for the Sweet Cinnamon Scones, which really IS a recipe and you're gonna want it for your recipe collection.  I have had this recipe in my "To Make" pile for a while and finally tonight, I thought I would make scones for our dessert with the idea that there might be a few left for morning coffee.  They were a hit!  So flaky, so cinnamon-y, so sweet and tasty.  One of the key elements of the recipe is the cinnamon chips.  There weren't any cinnamon chips in my cowtown grocery stores, but I found them on Amazon and thought I'd take my chances and try them out.  I'm glad I did (although I didn't pay the current price on Amazon for them -- yipes!).  I can imagine using these sweet cinnamon chips in lots of other tasty recipes like muffins, coffee cakes, cinnamon rolls, cookies or straight out of the bag.  Check your grocery store for them, sold near the chocolate chips.

Sweet Cinnamon Scones

Ingredients

  • 3 cups All-purpose Flour
  • ⅓ cups Sugar
  • 5 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 sticks (1 Cup) Unsalted Butter
  • ¾ cups Heavy Cream
  • 1 whole Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Cinnamon Chips
  • Topping
  • ½ cups Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1-½ teaspoon Heavy Cream

Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, mix together flour, 1/3 cup sugar, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, and baking powder. Cut butter into pieces, then cut into dry ingredients with a pastry cutter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in cinnamon chips.
Mix together cream, egg, and vanilla extract. Pour into flour/butter mixture, stirring gently with a fork to combine.
Turn onto work surface (mixture will be very crumbly and falling apart.) Gently press together on the sides as you flatten (or roll, with a rolling pin) the top. Form either into a large circle or a large rectangle. Mix together topping ingredients, stirring with a fork. Sprinkle over the top of the dough, lightly pressing.
Cut into wedges (from a circle) or triangles (from a rectangle.) Transfer to a cookie sheet and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Allow to cool completely. Serve with coffee.

9 comments:

  1. Oh How I love scones. I can't wait to try these, but I imagine I will have a time finding the chips as well. :( But I will be on the look out.

    That pup is way to cute!

    ~M~

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  2. Oh, Snickers is adorable! I love puppies. I wish I could have one.
    The scones sound delicious. I hope there were some left over for morning coffee. Are you going to get another dog?

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  3. Oh that little puppy is so darn cute. The coloring is fabulous. I'm ignoring the scones right now because I'm not sure when I'll be getting breakfast and where this morning! Blessings...

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  4. Snickers with his yummy coloring is way more appealing to me than any scone. What a darling! What a rich farm life!

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  5. I've never tried cinnamon chips, definitely sounds worthy of some effort!

    And Snickers is just adorable. It's hard to remember when mine were tiny like that!

    Blessings, Debbie

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  6. Oh, I love a brown nose on a dog! My dog has one, and I never cease to marvel at it.

    The scones look marvelous! Send some my way!

    xofrances

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  7. Hi Jody! I had to come back and have another look at Snickers. I was wishing he would jump out of the screen into my lap so I could scratch behind those puppy ears!

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  8. Yummo!! Snicker's is adorable xoxox Clarice

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  9. What a cutie! Love his name, too. It fits, that is for sure.

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