Cinnamon Roll Scones

Cinnamon Roll Scones
All forces seemed to be against me while I was trying to make these. The recipe calls for cinnamon and I went to check in my cupboard and the cinnamon was empty. So naturally I drive to the store, and bought cinnamon. I get home and open it to find that the safety seal had been broken. I was so tempted just to use it, but I didn’t. So I went back to the store and got a new one, luckily I discovered that we were out of milk before I went, otherwise that would have been another trip. Anyways, I finally got to make cinnamon roll scones :-)

Cinnamon Roll Scones
Roll out your dough.

Cinnamon Roll Scones
Spread the filling.

Cinnamon Roll Scones 2

Cinnamon Roll Scones

Yield: 10-12 scones


  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans, optional
  • Scones
  • 2 2/3 cups self-rising flour* (see note)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter, chilled
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • Icing
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons water


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. For filling, combine the softened butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and pecans in a small bowl.
  3. Mix until well combined and set aside.
  4. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
  5. Using tips of fingers, work the chilled butter into flour mixture until it resembles fine crumbs.
  6. Make a well in the flour mixture and pour in milk.
  7. Use a fork to combine, just until a soft dough forms.
  8. Place dough on a floured surface and knead lightly until smooth.
  9. Roll into a 12×9 inch rectangle.
  10. Spread filling on dough, leaving a 1-inch border on 9-inch sides. 
  11. Roll dough up jelly-roll style, short end to short end. Brush end of dough with water and press to seal.
  12. Use a large knife to cut dough into 3/4-inch thick rounds.
  13. Place scones on prepared baking sheet, reshaping rounds into a circle if necessary.
  14. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, until golden brown. Place on a wire rack to cool.
  15. Icing
  16. For icing, whisk confectioners’ sugar and 1 to 2 tablespoons of water until smooth. Use a spoon to drizzle back and forth across scones.

Self rising flour substitute: 1 cup all purpose flour + 1 tsp baking powder + 1/4 tsp salt = 1 cup self rising flour

Recipe adapted from Fort Mill SC Living

Cinnamon Roll Scones
Roll it up and slice.

Cinnamon Roll Scones
Drizzle on that icing.

Cinnamon Roll Scones
Mmm, breakfast!

Cinnamon Roll Scones

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  1. Can’t wait to make them!

  2. Yum these look so yummy! I will have to pin them and try them sometime soon. I came over from the 36th Avenue Link Party.

  3. Um, yes please!

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  4. I make something very similar and just love them…they are a family favorite and so much easier than a yeast roll. Yours look lovely…wish I had one right now
    : )

  5. G’day! These look SO yummy, I could go for one now, TRUE!
    These are definitely on my list to do!
    Cheers! Joanne

  6. Those look delicious! I only use whole wheat flour, could it possibly be substituted? I know it can be tricky…

    • Hey Bethany! I am not sure.. since I have a gluten allergy I avoid whole wheat flour. But I think it might be fine, with all that sugar, you might not be able to tell :-)

  7. This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
    Live every Wednesday to Sunday.
    Hosted by: Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off Dana @ This Silly Girl’s Life
    We hope to see you there!

  8. Beth, these look so good in your pictures and the one with the icing on top; looks amazing! :-) they look easy enough for me to try and they don’t take too long to prepare either! I will keep this one for later! :-)
    wish you a great weekend! :-)

  9. Pinned after visiting from the PIN ME linky party! These look delicious!

  10. Have you linked up with the Friday Flash Blog Linky Party yet? Link up your ONE best post of the week and check out other people’s awesome entries. You may just get highlighted next week!

    Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution

  11. I am crazy about all things cinnamon and these are right up my alley!! I love that they look just like a cinnamon roll!

  12. Pinning this to my recipe board. We’re doing a tea party theme for our first MOPS meeting in September and these would be perfect to bring. Yum!

  13. Haven’t turned on my printer all week, but for these I will! Can’t wait to try them. Thanks!

  14. They look amazing and oh so yummy! What is the difference between a cinnamon roll scone and a regular cinnamon roll? Is it that they aren’t yeast and don’t have to rise? That part of your recipe is really nice because it would make them tons faster to make than typical cinnamon rolls.

    • Hey KC! Great question, these have more of a scone like texture to them when you eat them. Otherwise, they do taste just like a cinnamon roll!

  15. I love scones…and cinnamon rolls! I am totes making this asap! Thank you for sharing at our Pinteresting Party!

  16. These look amazing! My husband is a huge cinnamon roll fan. These look like a great option for the days when I don’t want to wait for regular cinnamon rolls to rise. Can’t wait to try them.

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  19. Yum! I do the same thing except with a biscuit base. Check it out: Cinnamon Roll Biscuits. Pinning this.

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