Biscuits / Muffins / Scones · Breakfast · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)

Simple Cinnamon Raisin Scones

Simple Cinnamon Raisin Scones by Rumbly in my Tumbly
Simple Cinnamon Raisin Scones by Rumbly in my Tumbly

Many people mistakenly believe that they shouldn’t eat anything for breakfast on Thanksgiving morning.  That they should “save room” in their stomach for the delicious feast they are going to eat later.   I believe this is a mistake.  Just like you stretch your muscles before a run, (not that I’d know anything about that) you must stretch your stomach in preparation for the marathon of eating ahead.

Simple Cinnamon Raisin Scones by Rumbly in my Tumbly
Simple Cinnamon Raisin Scones by Rumbly in my Tumbly

The best way to do this is with a simple (because who wants to add anything time consuming to their already busy day of cooking?) and delicious breakfast.  This is one of my very favorite breakfasts to make on a holiday morning.  You will most likely have the ingredients on hand and you will have them ready to go before the oven is preheated.

These easy and delicious scones are lightly spiced with cinnamon, flaky, filled with plump raisins, and drizzled with a simple glaze.  So delicious, fancy enough for a holiday, but really, not fancy at all, and perfect with a cup of tea or coffee.



2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening
2/3 cup milk
1/3 cup raisins (I love the Sunmaid baking raisins, they are so juicy)


1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat the oven to 425°.

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add milk and raisins; stir only until combined. Divide dough in half, and pat each half into a circle about an inch thick on a floured surface.  Cut each circle into triangular quarters and place on a baking sheet.  Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden.

Meanwhile, combine the icing ingredients until smooth. Drizzle over warm scones.


11 thoughts on “Simple Cinnamon Raisin Scones

  1. These are fantastic! Made them for breakfast and served creme fraiche. Husband enjoyed the a lot.

  2. OMG my first tray out of the oven cooled just enough to gobble one down. So good. During this forced self isolation, I’m making for bday gifts to drop on doorsteps. Definitely making these again.
    My only change was I added 1/2 c raisins.
    Thank you for sharing.

  3. Just made these and my house smells GREAT!! I try to limit my use of shortening, so I used 1/4 cup Crisco and 1/2 stick of butter. I more than doubled the cinnamon and added ground cloves just because I love them. Added a cup of raisins for the same reason.I also doubled the glaze, because I wanted them fully covered. If they taste 1/2 as good as they smell——–WHOA!

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