Golden Cinnamon Scones Recipe

This golden cinnamon scone recipe is based on a traditional recipe for making buttermilk scones while giving it a novel and appealing makeover. With their sprinkle of sugar and cinnamon, these rich golden scones are sure to please any discriminating taste.

You'll find them perfect for serving at breakfast, luncheon, for a late-night lunch, or any occasion. Simply split them open while still warm from the oven and serve them generously spread with rich dairy butter, or with your favorite homemade jam or jelly. Heavenly!

Easy Golden Cinnamon Scones Recipe

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Golden Cinnamon Scones

Homemade Self-rising Flour

Whisk together 8 cups Unbleached Pastry Flour (not all-purpose), 4 tablespoons baking powder, 2 teaspoons salt, and store at room temperature in an airtight container until ready to use.


1 cup of self-rising flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter
1 egg, lightly beaten
3/4 cup of buttermilk
1 egg white
1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
2 tablespoons sugar
Yellow food coloring (optional)


Allow the oven to heat to 425°F. Place the flour and the salt into a sifter and sift together into a large mixing bowl. Work the butter into the mixture with your hands until completely combined.

Make a well in the center of the mixture. Add the egg and pour in 1/2 cup of the buttermilk. Use your hands and work the mixture into a soft dough adding the remaining buttermilk as needed.

An optional drop or two of yellow food coloring will make your scones especially golden in color, making for a mouth-watering presentation for serving.

Lightly flour a flat surface and place the dough on the flour. Roll the dough with a lightly floured rolling pin until it's one inch thick. Using a round cookie cutter, cut 16 two-inch round pieces. Brush each round with the egg white.

Place the cinnamon in a shaker or small bowl. Add the sugar and shake or mix until completely combined, then shake the cinnamon-sugar mixture over each scone to taste. Or, simply shake sugar over each scone, if preferred. Bake 18 minutes or until tops are a golden brown.

Self-rising soda-bread flour works best for this cinnamon scones recipe, but if you cannot obtain it, any self-rising flour will work well too. Makes about eight delicious servings.

Serving Suggestions:

These golden cinnamon scones are delicious when served for breakfast fresh from the oven and buttered.

Without the cinnamon added, these golden scones can also be served in a bowl with fresh fruit or preserves, and topped with sweetened whipping cream for a yummy dessert!

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