Scones to Die for!

So many times, when I travel, I come across precious women who touch my heart, even though I never get to log in enough time with them. Janelle Nehrenz is one such friend. Her gentle spirit, sweet heart, captured my attention when I was at the Relevant Blogging conference a couple of years ago. I am so very honored that she agreed to share one of her favorite recipes with us today.  She also shares her wonderful hospitality with so many, loves to reach out to other moms to tell them about Jesus and has the most beautiful blog with wonderful recipes. Janelle also writes for so mamy other people, so it is a privilege to have her with us today. Be sure to visit her blog at:  Here she is!


There is nothing that says “welcome” like freshly baked goods- warm out of the oven. These cinnamon chip scones are no exception. They are buttery, dense, simple , and ready in 20 mins to dip in a cup of piping hot coffee .  This recipe was shared on Comfy in the Kitchen and I have kept it a staple for gatherings, bible studies, and meal ministries. You’re going to love it, I just know it….

Sift together dry ingredients, then cut in shortening and butter. I simply take two knives and literally do “just that”, I cut it in. {You will get a crumbly texture during this step}.

In a small bowl beat egg with heavy cream {You  may use half and half or milk- your texture will change slightly}.


You will have a thicker cookie -dough- batter- like consistency.

You can add whatever you wish at this point….My choice? Cinnamon chips. Other options are blueberries, raisins, chocolate chips, cranberries, or even savory ingredients such as ham and grated cheese. For a sweet scone you may wish to use an egg wash with a coarse sugar topping. This recipe is so versatile!


Sprinkle flour on a flat surface and coat your hands. Take scone dough and shape into a ball, then flatten into a disk.

Cut into 8 slices. Make a cross, then another cross in the other direction…pizza cutters work great doing this.

Place on a baking sheet {I use foil for easy clean-up}.

Bake in a 375 oven for 15 mins until golden in color. Oooo…I wish you could smell these right now!

So rich and buttery…the cinnamon chips melt leaving bursts of flavor throughout the scones.

A wonderful morning or afternoon treat…serve with coffee, tea or homemade lemonade.

They are even sweeter, enjoyed with friends…..

  Cinnamon Chip SconesServes 8. Prep time 5 mins. Bake time 15 mins. Total time 20 mins. Ingredients:2 cups flour4 tsp baking powder¼ tsp salt1/3 cup sugar4 T butter2 T shortening¾ cup heavy cream1 eggHandful of cinnamon chips.  Sift together dry ingredients.  Cut in the butter and shortening.  In a separate bowl, beat cream and egg.  Add to the dry ingredients.  Stir in cinnamon chips.  With floured hands, shape dough into a ball and lay out onto a floured surface. Flatten into a disk.  Cut into 8 even wedges using a pizza cutter. Place individual scones onto a baking sheet covered in foil {for easy cleanup}.  Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

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  1. says

    Cinnamon scones are a staple around here! (I knew we were kindred spirits :)) I usually use buttermilk in my scones, biscuits, & muffins, but other than that, the recipe I use I very similar. It’s a gloomy & overcast day here in Minnesota, I bet a lovely afternoon tea with some warm & scrumptious scones would be a lovely pick-me-up for the family this afternoon!

    Blessings to you and your today, sweet Sally!

  2. Tami Cooke says

    Sally and Janelle,
    Thank you, Thank you for sharing this recipe for scones! I have been unable to make them come out correctly – I either burn the bottom or the inside is too gooey. My Mom Heart group can attest to the trials. I am excited to try these.
    Tami C.

  3. Samantha Bryan says

    These sound delicious! I have a question, though. Living in Australia, I have no idea what cinnamon chips are. Well, I do now, I just decided to search for them on the internet. I’ve never seen them in shops here, so could you maybe suggest an alteration to the recipe? I’m assuming I could add choc-chips and a certain amount of ground cinnamon – but how much cinnamon? I’ll experiment myself if you don’t have tine to answer but just thought as an experienced baker of yummy goods you might know easily.

  4. says

    Oh I’m so glad to see Janelle here! She is one of my very closest real life friends. We go to the same church and she has been one of my real life “Good Morning Girls” for over 2 years. She co-led the “Ministry of Motherhood” study in my home last summer and always arrived with tasty goodies in her hands!
    Thanks for sharing!

    • says

      Thanks Ladies, I hope you’ll enjoy this recipe with great company :) Samantha…they are starting to sell cinnamon chips in the local grocery stores around here. I get mine at a farmers market. I would recommend using choc chips, blueberries, crasins, etc. Or add a 1 1 /2 tsp of cinnamon to your batter. Courtney- awwww, thanks dear friend :) Let me add that YOU opened your home to all those ladies every week that Summer! That was ALOT of work!!!!! Love you ;) Thank you Sally for having me here!

      • Samantha Bryan says

        Thanks for the suggestions, Janelle. I appreciate you taking the time to reply. I’m hoping to try them tomorrow before we check out a growth group in our new church. We have to bring a plate for afternoon tea. (In case I ruin them, I have some banana cake defrosting as well. :) )


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