Brown Sugar Cinnamon Scones

I have a confession to make: I use our blog as a place to store recipes! So I often refer back to my old posts to bake a certain flavor of scones or figure out a macaron recipe. Sometimes, a post will just be a reference for me so that I can find a recipe again. That is likely what this post will be. Perhaps later, I will be able to improve on these scones to really make them pop. I am thinking maybe some cinnamon chips or a cinnamon brown sugar filling.

There is nothing very spectacular about these cinnamon scones, but they are definitely yummy if you like cinnamon! I baked these for an order but wanted to have two types with glaze and two types without glaze. Sadly, these cinnamon-y scones ended up being the unglazed ones. I think they could be brought up a notch with some vanilla glaze though!

I have been baking scones a LOT lately, but that is okay. I’ve been baking different flavors of scones and I am getting to where I can probably start making the basic scone recipe from memory!

I do plan on making July macaron practice month though if I can. So expect a lot of macaron recipes at that time… if I can get my macarons back to where they were before the new oven that is!

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Scones

Friday Bakes in 3 Parts – Mini Maple Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon roll dough usually doesn’t like me. If we are going to have cinnamon rolls for breakfast, I will buy them. One afternoon, in one of my “I don’t know what to make for dinner” panic modes, I happened across a recipe on the back of a Taste of Home magazine from 2006.  I don’t remember now what I made for dinner that night, but I did set this particular magazine aside so that I could make the recipe.

Last Friday, I finally made some decent cinnamon rolls. The dough started out in the bread machine so that saved me quite a bit of time. Another plus, the dough uses maple syrup as a sweetener, not white sugar. Josh is a big fan of anything maple so that is why this recipe caught my eye. The rolls don’t taste particularly like maple syrup but they are definitely sweet!

Mini Maple Cinnamon Rolls – find the recipe here.

I loved the dough. It was very easy to work with once the dough cycle in the bread machine finished. The size of the cinnamon rolls was perfect for kids. Not so big that they can’t eat a whole one, but still makes enough that they can each have a second one (or more!) if they want.

The filling was a little difficult to sprinkle on. It also caused a few of the rolls to separate in the middle. I think I would spread the butter on first by itself, and then sprinkle the filling over the butter. That way the filling would be more evenly distributed.

I also initially did not bake these long enough. They probably could have used 5 to 10 more minutes in the oven. I was afraid of them browning too much though so I took them out at 25-30 minutes.

I loved the maple icing on these. Josh likes cream cheese icing though so I might have to try that next time and see which one he likes better. I do use a Grade A Dark maple syrup so that is probably why the icing turned golden instead of being white.

This recipe is definitely a make-again. And I may tweak it a little bit to make it even better!

-Lynn

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