It’s the weekend and time for breakfast, but your go-to cereal, toast and yogurt seems boring. That’s not going to get your roommate out of bed and in a good mood, so what to do? Buy them donuts? Waste a whole morning making pancakes? Attempt to flip a crêpe? Costs money; who has the time; and no way do I trust myself. You know what doesn’t require money, time, or skill? Scones.

The ingredients are pretty basic, it takes less than 20 minutes, and your end product is a gorgeously golden, jam/butter/Nutella delivery device. They look super fancy and taste even better.

When I made these, every time I went into the kitchen, another scone had been eaten by one of my roommates — clearly a crowd pleaser. And they don’t have to be limited to your breakfast time consumption, they’re also great as an afternoon snack — perhaps with some tea if you wanna be real fancy. So the next time Saturday comes around and you’re feeling bored by your breakfast options, set a timer for 20 minutes and by time it goes off, you’ll have delicious scones steaming on your plate.

Cinnamon Sugar Scones

  • Prep Time:8 minutes
  • Cook Time:12 minutes
  • Total Time:20 minutes
  • Servings:8 medium scones
  • Medium


  • 2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoon cold, unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • Cinnamon
  • Sugar
Photo by Clarisse Callahan
  • Step 1

    Heat oven to 425ºF.

  • Step 2

    Add 2 cups flour, baking powder, and salt into large mixing bowl.

  • Step 3

    Mix dry ingredients well.

  • Step 4

    Cut butter into eighths and add to mix.

  • Step 5

    Mix in butter using your fingers or a pastry blender until the mixture looks like fine granules.

  • Step 6

    Add sugar.

  • Step 7

    Add milk to mixture.

  • Step 8

    Use a fork to stir mixture into a dough.

  • Step 9

    Form dough into a ball, then sprinkle some flour onto counter and rollout dough ball into a circle.

  • Step 10

    Cut circle as you would a pizza, creating 8 wedges.

  • Step 11

    Place wedges onto cookie sheet — slightly closer for softer edges, farther apart for crispier edges.

  • Step 12

    In a small bowl, combine cinnamon and sugar to taste; then lightly sprinkle over scones.

  • Step 13

    Bake for 12 minutes, or until their tops turn a medium brown.

  • Step 14

    Let cool before serving.