Snickerdoodle Scone {Recipe}

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I have been wanting to make scones for a long time.  I love getting them when I go out for coffee but I always thought they must be so hard to make (after all, look what Starbucks charges for one).

Well let me tell you, scones are super easy to make!  I am so excited I finally tried making them.  I have a feeling I will be doing this a lot more often.  By making them at home you control the ingredients and you can get a lot more for your money and have breakfasts ready for the rest of the week.

I like this recipe because it has the sweet cinnamon/sugar combination that makes snickerdoodles great, but it isn’t overly sweet.  We are going vegetable picking on Sunday and I have a feeling my next scone adventure will be pumpkin spice scones!

Snickerdoodle Scone

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 8 scones


    For the Scones:
  • 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole grain pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • For the Cinnamon/Sugar Topping:
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together yogurt and egg; refrigerate until needed.
  3. In the bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal blade, pulse together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cream of tartar, and cinnamon until combined.
  4. Add butter and pulse until butter is in pea-sized pieces. Transfer mixture to a large mixing bowl.
  5. Add yogurt mixture to flour mixture; fold with spatula until just combined.
  6. Transfer dough to lightly floured work surface. Knead dough 6 to 8 times, until it just holds together. Shape into an 8-inch circle. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar topping.
  7. With a sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut the dough into 8 wedges.
  8. Place wedges on prepared baking sheet and bake 15 to 18 minutes until golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
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Amanda Larson is a mother, wife, lawyer and aspiring cook. She truly believes that you can live green and eat well while sticking to a budget. Through her posts she shares her tips on how she does it!


  1. That looks good! I stumbled it for you.

  2. this looks yummy and crunchy.

  3. These look super YUM!

  4. I have never actually had a scone but the snickerdoodle part has my attention. Oh P.S don’t taste creme of tartar from the bottle it’s not tastey LOL

    • I don’t think I have ever tried to taste Cream of Tartar… not sure what tartar is but I guess it tastes more like that than cream, lol

  5. Laura Jacobson says:

    Oh these look really good! Vanilla Greek Yogurt? Wow…I have never cooked with anything like that! Sounds so delicious! Cant wait to try this one!

  6. these sounds yummy. My mom was Scottish and we grew up on scones and Scottish ballads, and so I’m very fond of scones. This is a nice recipe – not over the top.


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