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Featherlight Cinnamon Scones Recipe

Featherlight Scones are light and packed with cinnamon.  Cinnamon is a traditional fall spice and fragrance and I have added extra to this great recipe I found about 10 years ago.    Cinnamon has been a favorite of our families for as long as I can remember.

You may also like for breakfast (or in my mind anytime) Streusel Cinnamon Coffee Cake, check out the recipe!

Cinnamon Featherlight Scones on blue green stand

Jim remembers his mother making the extra pie crust dough into little cinnamon rolls and we both remember our mothers making cinnamon applesauce.  Both Jim and I have memories from childhood of treats flavored with cinnamon. Cinnamon is especially a favorite of Joey and he likes most any dish that is flavored with cinnamon.

When Joey was about four or five I found the featherlight light cinnamon scone recipe it has a touch of vanilla and I have modified it to be our favorite Cinnamon Scone. While the flavor and texture are light, the calorie count is not. However, This is a great dish for a special treat, for the beginning of fall, and for a party.

As the name says they are feather light and do take a little time to make but I well worth the effort.  You will love these scones and they will not last a day on the kitchen counter.

Featherlight cinnamon scones on blue green stand

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Helpful Tips:

  • When I am getting my supplies I put the Butter in the freezer to make sure it is really cold.
  • Use one bowl for the dry ingredients and one smaller for the wet ingredients.
  • Before you measure your flour take a small whisk and mix the flour especially if it has sat in the cupboard for a while.
  • For the dry ingredients: use a small whisk to mix it all together.

 Supplies Needed:

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Cinnamon Featherlight Scones

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  • Author: Crafting a Family Dinner
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 37 minutes
  • Yield: 8 scones 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: English


Cinnamon featherlight scones are perfect in the crisp fall mornings with a pumpkin spice coffee, or anytime for a fall or winter snack. I start making these scones as soon as fall starts and make them through the holiday.

A light and flakey Cinnamon scone. I use a lot of Cinnamon, almost more cinnamon than sugar.


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  • 3 cups of all purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup of butter (cold cut in cubes)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup of regular vanilla yogurt (not greek)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons milk

For the filling:

  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup of sugar


  1. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  2. With a pastry cutter, cut in the cubed butter.
  3. In a smaller bowl combine the egg, vanilla yogurt, and vanilla extract.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir just to combine.
  5. The mixture will be think, like a biscuit dough.
  6. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface.
  7. Kneed about 6 to 8 times and roll out into a 9 inch circle.
  8. Combine the cinnamon and the sugar, you can change the proportions. (add more cinnamon or less sugar)
  9. Sprinkle all but 2 teaspoons of the cinnamon sugar mix on to the round of dough.
  10. Then very lightly fold over the dough to get the cinnamon sugar mixture inside the scone, and reshape in to a round.
  11. Cut the dough inΒ  8 wedges and separate on an ungreased baking sheet.
  12. Brush to top of the dough with the milk and lightly sprinkle the remaining cinnamon sugar on top.
  13. Bake 425Β° for 12 to 15 minutes until golden on top.


The original recipe came from a older cookbook magazine from Taste of Home.Β  I added the cinnamon and sugar and that is our son’s favorite flavors.

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Cinnamon Featherlight Scones on blue green stand
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  1. These sound divine! I definitely need to try them! Thank you for sharing at our Merry Monday party. I’ll be including your Featherlight Scones in my Features this week. We’d love to have you stop by and link up again!

  2. Cinnamon powder is one ingredient I started using after coming to US though we use cinnamon sticks in Indian cuisine. I totally love it and your scones looks delicious. Happy Fiesta Friday

  3. Scones, featherlight, and cinnamon all sound good just by themselves, but together they sound divine. Thank you for sharing at Foodie Friday.

  4. Featherlight scones got me. I need to try these babies. Other scones I have tried were dry. Thanks so much for sharing at DI&DI.

  5. Ummmm, can we say Devine! I’ve never tried to make scones because, well honestly they intimidate me. This looks easy though! Thanks for sharing for the Home Matters Link Party

  6. You had me at scones, but featherlight is also a winning adjective. These look amazing. I am so pumped to try them out. Thank you for sharing this at the #happynowlinkup

  7. Ooh, these sound delicious! I’ll have to give them a try.

    I followed you here from I’m an Organizing Junkie. I’d love for you to pay me a visit on my blog, Life With Dee. Have a beautiful day!

  8. This looks so divine.. I’m a huge fan of recipes that incorporate cinnamon! Thanks a lot for joining us at the Family Joy Blog link up party!

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