Petite Cinnamon Raisin Scones

by Andie Mitchell on June 1, 2011

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Oh what a thing to wake up to.

And look. I served them special on a butter wrapper.

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The crumbliest, bittiest butter-cream scones. Petite and piping hot, they have a gentle cinnamon spiciness and many a sweet, plump raisin. Each bite is tender and rich, with the flavor of sweetened cream.

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It’s best to eat them straight from the oven, split open and buttered.

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Petite Cinnamon Raisin Scones

Makes about 12-15 mini scones

2 cups flour

½ cup sugar, plus extra for sprinkling

3 teaspoons baking powder

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, diced

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1/2 cup cold heavy cream

3/4 cup raisins

1 egg, beaten, for egg wash


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Add the cold butter and mix on low speed with an electric mixer or in a standing mixer until the flour and butter combine to form pea-sized crumbs. Lightly beat the eggs and heavy cream in a small bowl and add to the flour/butter mixture. Mix until just combined. Add the raisins. The dough will be sticky.

Flour a large work surface, your hands, and a rolling pin and roll out the dough to about 1” thickness. Use a small glass cup, or a biscuit cutter, to make small circular scones. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

Brush the tops of each scone with the last beaten egg and sprinkle generously with sugar. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until the outsides are crisp and just beginning to turn golden.

{ 36 comments… read them below or add one }

Ellen Renee June 1, 2011 at 9:22 pm

It is almost midnight – right before my shift ends – just happen to check your blog…..droool…..this looks so good. Wonder if they would freeze well – I am the only person in my family who will eat raisins. I have only had one scone in my life (petite vanilla bean at Starbucks) this shall be my maiden voyage :o) Have a lovely day.


Emma @ La Vie en Ginger June 3, 2011 at 10:36 am

Scones don’t freeze well, but scone dough does! Form ‘em, freeze ‘em, and bake ‘em straight from the oven whenever the craving strikes. From one lonely raisin lover to another.

P.S. Andie these look DELISH.


Janet@fromcupcakestocaviar June 1, 2011 at 9:39 pm

Mmmm, I love Scones. There is something so homey and comforting yet so elegant about them.


Arianna @ Laughter & Linguini June 1, 2011 at 9:41 pm

My mouth is watering. Delicious.


Gina June 1, 2011 at 9:48 pm

Oh my! Those may be worth getting up early to bake and eat right on the spot!


Johnny June 2, 2011 at 2:17 am

Reminds me of home! :)


Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet June 2, 2011 at 2:45 am

Mmm these look delicious! They actually look fluffy on the inside, rather than crumbly like the typical scone. I’m sure they’re the perfect vehicle for a spread of butter ;)


Riss June 2, 2011 at 3:00 am

MMm…. I’ll take two, please! With a cafe americano and a lovely conversation with Andie on the side!


Halley June 2, 2011 at 3:14 am

Those look glorious! Light and buttery.


Jen @ keepitsimplefoods June 2, 2011 at 5:44 am

Oooh, I love petite foods!


Kelly June 2, 2011 at 6:14 am

I want to love scones. They always look so amazing! But everytime I have eaten one they are always so dry. So my question…is this normal or have I just never had a good scone? Maybe I just need Andie’s scones!


Chad @ thebreakupnote June 2, 2011 at 6:54 am

These look absolutely beautiful. I love me some scones!


Liz @ Tip Top Shape June 2, 2011 at 7:09 am

Oh my word, these are absolutely adorable. I pretty much love any dessert that is petite, if only for the inherent portion control which I generally ruin by then eating two. Fantastic recipe!!


Sarah June 2, 2011 at 8:09 am

Um, not only are these delicious looking, but they are so tiny that you can eat twice as many of them!!! These would be SO GOOD with some clotted cream!!!


Baking Serendipity June 2, 2011 at 10:19 am

Anything mini seems more delicious to me :) I think it’s because it’s an open invitation to eat extra! :) These look fantastic!


Jessica @ Stylish Stealthy and Healthy June 2, 2011 at 11:32 am

I feel like when I say the word “scone” I have to speak in a British accent and perhaps with a spot of tea.
But your kitchen with a cup of coffee and lots of chatter would probably be equally as lovely.


Evan Thomas June 2, 2011 at 11:37 am

I’m so in love with these.


Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat June 2, 2011 at 11:41 am

I missed waking up to finding one of your ridiculously fantastic recipes in my Google Reader, but if you were enjoying these, then it is perfectly A-OK. :) I LOVE these Andie!


Kelly @foodiefresh June 2, 2011 at 11:51 am

I love anything petite! These are so cute and so yummy looking. :)


NanaBread June 2, 2011 at 11:54 am

Perfect timing, Andie! I just bought a bag of mixed jumbo raisins yesterday. Your petite scones sound absolutely perfect to satisfy my craving.


Alexa @ Simple Eats June 2, 2011 at 1:06 pm

Now I’m craving scones, and butter, and butter on scones. These are adorable!


The Teenage Taste June 2, 2011 at 2:41 pm

Morning baking is the best. Talk about a relaxing thing to do right when you wake up! I love the smell of freshly baked scones too. Yum! :-)


Lauren at Keep It Sweet June 2, 2011 at 3:22 pm

I just liked anything called “petite”!


Nelly Rodriguez June 2, 2011 at 4:02 pm

Mini scones are very cute. But maybe not at 6am! :P


Parita June 2, 2011 at 4:38 pm

Those look heavenly! I’ve never made scones before…I may just have to give it a go. YUM!


Mary @ Fervent Foodie June 2, 2011 at 5:47 pm

Have you ever considered opening your own restaurant/bakery? I think it’d be absolutely amazing! I could help you with the books :)


Bee June 2, 2011 at 8:18 pm

I’ve never made or eaten a scone before. Is that weird?


thehealthyapron June 3, 2011 at 7:32 am

Tjese are way too cute and look so super scrumptious! Perfect portions…love it!


Megan (Braise The Roof) June 3, 2011 at 7:41 am

I’m gonna go ahead and say that everything tastes better straight from the oven, smeared with butter. :) These look great- I’m not usually a scone person b/c they’re usually too crumbly for my taste, but these look perfect!


Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen June 3, 2011 at 7:53 am

These look awesome. There’s nothing like fresh out of the oven baked goods!


Denise June 3, 2011 at 8:26 am

How do you not gain weight eating heavy cream and real butter? Do you adjust the ingredients to make these low-cal?


Kate (What Kate is Cooking) June 3, 2011 at 8:07 pm

I love scones! If I made them petite, I would end up eating twice as much, haha :)


stephanie June 4, 2011 at 3:36 am

mmm send m over!!!!


Sarah@The Flying ONION June 4, 2011 at 5:18 am

I think I am in love. These look absolutely wonderful! I was just thinking how nice they would be for mothers day, and then I realized that it has already passed. I think fathers day is just as good an idea. ;)

Adding this to my favorites! Thank you so much for sharing! :D


Lisa June 4, 2011 at 2:11 pm

These do look quite fancy and beautiful! I am positive I would love them :)


Katie@Cozydelicious June 5, 2011 at 6:47 pm

Can you come to my house and make me some buttery, beautiful scones at 6am? That would be great…


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