Love is in the air this February as we ring in the most romantic month of the year. Valentine’s Day became associated with love and romance in the 1300s, and since then has been annually warming hearts with copious candy, cards, and flowers.
Some may be swooned by the hot pink chocolate boxes that are flooding store shelves, but I feel there is no better gift from the heart than a homemade treat and a handwritten note. And what better way is there to celebrate love than a warm, cinnamon chip scone?
With a cup of hot tea, a buttery heart-shaped scone is sure to please any heart this month!
Cinnamon Chip Heart-Shaped Scones
2 cups of flour
¼ cup of sugar
3 tsp. of baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 Tbs. of cinnamon
1 stick of ice-cold butter (grated)
½ cup whole milk
¾ cup of cinnamon chips
First off, you will want to mix your flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.
Add a Tablespoon of cinnamon…
and stir until well-mixed.
Now here is a secret for all biscuits and scones: you will want to use ice-cold butter.
I can read a cookbook from cover to the end, and I learned this trick from one of my countless trips to the bookstore where I have only read cookbooks.
Simply grate your stick of butter and place it in the freezer for 5-10 minutes before incorporating the butter with your dry ingredients.
Cold butter means your scones will rise to perfection, instead of spreading out like pancakes while baking.
Next, add your Hershey’s Cinnamon Chips (at most grocery stores near the chocolate chips), eggs, and then flour your baking surface:
Once all ingredients are mixed together, roll out the dough until it is ¾-inch thick.
and use heart-shaped cookie cutters to form the sweet scones.
I like to leave my scones in the freezer for 5-10 minutes on a cookie sheet before baking them just to make sure they are ice-cold before heading into the oven.
Simply bake for 11-13 minutes at 400 degrees and enjoy!
Here’s a summary of the steps for the serious cooks:
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Mix all dry ingredients
- Grate stick of butter and place in freezer 3-5 minutes
- Incorporate butter into dry ingredients
- Add eggs, milk, and cinnamon chips
- form a ¾-inch round dough and cut with cookie cutters
- Bake for 11-13 minutes
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