cinnamon raisin scones on plate
Coffee Cake Scones
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
22 mins
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: baking, easy, snack
Servings: 8 scones
Author: Ella @
  • cups flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 cup chilled salted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 3/4 teaspoon lemon zest, grated
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. In a food processor add the flour sugar and baking powder. Pulse to mix.
  3. Add the butter and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
  4. In a measuring cup add the milk and lemon zest. Turn the processor on and pour the milk mixture through the feed tube pulsing just until moistened.
  5. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface and gently knead the raisins into the dough. Do not over knead or the scones will be tough.
  6. Using your hands gently press the dough into a 4 x 8-inch rectangle. Cut the dough in half to form two squares, then cut each square on the diagonal into quarters, you will have 8 scones. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet.

  7. Prepare the Topping: In a small bowl add the cinnamon and sugar. Brush the scones with the milk and sprinkle evenly with the cinnamon sugar. 

  8. Bake until the scones are puffed, but not dry, about 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.