apple-cinnamon chip scones + king arthur flour giveaway

October 18, 2012

in Breakfast & Muffins

My pantry is stocked with various flours, but until recently, I had never baked with self-rising flour. When I read about King Arthur’s new self-rising flour, I couldn’t wait to test it out in a recipe. King Arthur Flour generously provided me with a sample to test, along with a bag of their cinnamon mini baking chips (I’ve been adding the chips to everything lately, including these cookies).

After using the self-rising flour in these apple-cinnamon chip scones, I’m a new convert! The scones emerged from the oven incredibly tender and golden with delicious pockets of cinnamon chips and apples. When you use self-rising flour, there’s no need to add baking powder or salt – both are already in the flour. I also reduced the liquid a bit from my typical scone recipe since the absorption is less than in all-purpose flour. From now on, I’ll use self-rising flour whenever I want a tender scone, biscuit, or muffin. Want to try the flour and cinnamon chips yourself? Giveaway details are below the recipe!

Apple-Cinnamon Chip Scones
2 cups King Arthur Flour self-rising flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp allspice
1/4 cup chilled unsalted butter
1 cup peeled and grated Gravenstein apple (or any sweet-tart apple)
1/3 cup King Arthur Flour cinnamon mini baking chips
1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
1 large egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Whisk together self-rising flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and allspice in a large bowl. Dice butter into 1/2-inch pieces; sprinkle over flour mixture and use a pastry cutter to cut in evenly until mixture resembles coarse meal.

Add apple and cinnamon chips to flour mixture, folding in gently. Whisk together buttermilk, egg, and vanilla extract in a small bowl; add to flour mixture and fold in just until moist. Use a floured bench scraper to scrape dough out onto prepared baking sheet; lightly flour hands and pat dough into an 8-inch circle. Score into 12 wedges with floured bench scraper.

Bake 18 minutes or until golden. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet, then carefully transfer to wire rack to cool before slicing into wedges. Store leftovers in an airtight container up to 2 days and warm before serving.

Yield – 12 scones (serving size: 1 scone)
Calories – 165
Carbs – 25


Giveaway Details:
King Arthur Flour has offered to give away a 16 oz package of cinnamon mini baking chips plus a coupon for a FREE 5 lb. bag of self-rising flour. This contest is open to US Residents.

To Enter:
Subscribe to Tutti Dolci via email or RSS and leave a comment telling me what you’d make with King Arthur Flour’s Self-Rising Flour.

Extra entries: Do one or all of the following, and leave separate comments for each:
1. Become a fan of Tutti Dolci and King Arthur Flour on Facebook.
2. Follow @Tutti_Dolci and @KingArthurFlour on Twitter.
3. Tweet: Win cinnamon baking chips and a free bag of flour from @Tutti_Dolci & @KingArthurFlour. Enter here: http://bit.ly/U9p0Ux #giveaway
4. Follow Tutti Dolci and King Arthur Flour on Pinterest.

Good luck! Entries/comments accepted until Sunday, October 21 at 5:00 pm PST. One winner will be chosen at random and notified by email.

Disclosure: King Arthur Flour generously provided me with self-rising flour and cinnamon mini baking chips to review for this recipe. I was not compensated in any way and all opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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106 Comments

1 Cassie October 18, 2012

I just recently got to try KA self-rising flour too. Loved it and I love these scones!

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2 Baker Street October 18, 2012

I’ve baked a fair amount with self rising flour, your scones look amazing! Cinnamon-y and delicious! I totally want that bag of cinnamon chips. :)

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3 Julie @ Table for Two October 18, 2012

This looks delicious! I want to make them this weekend :) was wondering if I didn’t find self-rising flour, could I sub for all purpose and add more baking soda and add some baking powder? Thanks!

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4 Tutti Dolci October 18, 2012

Hi Julie, you can sub 2 cups all-purpose flour plus 2 tsp baking powder and 1/4 tsp salt (and include the 1/2 tsp baking soda). Increase the buttermilk to 2/3 cup. Hope that helps! :)

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5 Julie @ Table for Two October 18, 2012

Thanks! :)

6 Minnie(@thelady8home) October 19, 2012

Thanks a lot. This info would be a big help for me too. I am surly going to try this out. :-D Its looking so delicious.

7 Gina October 18, 2012

I’ve never tried self-rising flour, but I sure do want to. Plus they are throwing in the chips, I might have to make these scones first. Then maybe some cookies, then maybe some biscuits, then I’d probably have to take a break for at least a day so I could fit in my jeans.
-Gina-

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8 Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel October 18, 2012

I need to try that flour and these scones ASAP!

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9 lindsay October 18, 2012

I would love to make some of their delicious biscuits with it! I love KAF!!!

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10 lindsay October 18, 2012

I am a King Arthur Flour FB follower under @mommys sweet confessions and my personal account

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11 lindsay October 18, 2012

I am a tutti dolci fb follower under mommys sweet confessions

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12 Chrissy October 18, 2012

I would love to try this self-rising flour! It would be interesting to use it in the rolls we make for the homeless!

These scones look SO yummy! I bet those cinnamon baking chips are the perfect addition!

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13 Chrissy October 18, 2012

like you on FB!

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14 Nami | Just One Cookbook October 18, 2012

How delicious! I love scones and I don’t mind eating scones every day to tell you the truth. Thanks for explaining what self-rising flour means. I see a lot but wasn’t sure the difference between regular four vs. self-rising. It’s pretty convenient that baking powder is in it. I love King Arthur brand flour and always use it. I won last giveaway from you (thank you!) so I’ll give more chances to others this time. :) I follow you everywhere anyway. Retweeted!

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15 Chrissy October 18, 2012

Follow both of you on twitter!

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16 Chrissy October 18, 2012

Follow both of you on pinterest!

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17 Chrissy October 18, 2012

Retweeted this giveaway!! yay!

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18 Valerie October 18, 2012

These scones would be perfect with my min-morning coffee!

I’m already a huge Facebook fan of you, and KAF! :D

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19 Valerie October 18, 2012

Already following on Twitter!

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20 Valerie October 18, 2012

Already following both Pinterest accounts. :)

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21 Sarah October 18, 2012

I would probably make some muffins first or try my hand at biscuits again. I have not had much luck with biscuits.

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22 Sarah October 18, 2012

fan of both on FB

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23 Sarah October 18, 2012

following both on Twitter

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24 Sarah October 18, 2012

Tweeted ;)

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25 Sarah October 18, 2012

Following on pinterest

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26 Carmen October 18, 2012

I’d make some Belgian waffles

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27 Natalie J Vandenberghe October 18, 2012

I may try your recipe for scones because it sounds delicious! or, I might make beer bread. Thanks for the giveaway!

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28 Natalie J Vandenberghe October 18, 2012

I like you both on Facebook

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29 Natalie J Vandenberghe October 18, 2012

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31 Natalie J Vandenberghe October 18, 2012

Following both on Pinterest

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32 Alyssa (Everyday Maven) October 18, 2012

I have never tried Self-Rising flour. I would make apple cinnamon muffins with the chips as well. The scones look awesome!

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33 Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella October 18, 2012

You know come to think of it, I don’t really use self raising flour either! I wonder why? I should give it a go now although we don’t get King Arthur flour here :)

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34 Deb October 18, 2012

Beguiling apple scones and a touch of sparkle from the cinnamon chips, would make a radiant weekend brunch! What would I make? I’m thinking of an update to my favorite Oatmeal Cookies would be in order!

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35 Deb October 18, 2012

I follow you both on Twitter!

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36 Deb October 18, 2012

I am a happy subscriber to your blog!

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37 Jessie C. October 18, 2012

I’m a subscriber

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38 Jessie C. October 18, 2012
39 Jessie C. October 18, 2012

Follow Tutti Dolci and King Arthur Flour on Pinterest.

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40 Ilene October 18, 2012

I’d make these scones. I love cinnamon chips in recipes and have been wanting to try the ones from KAF.

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41 Patty October 18, 2012

I recently purchased a bag of KAF self rising flour and I used it but now I can’t remember what I baked,lol! Will have to get back to you;-) I also recently purchased a bag of KAF cinnamon chips- I may make your scone or cookie recipe-they both sound wonderful;-)

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42 Liz October 18, 2012

Your scones sound amazing!!! I want to make them…then next up would be some classic biscuits :) Off to subscribe to your feed!

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43 Liz October 18, 2012

I can’t believe I wasn’t a fb fan already…fixed that (and I’m a fan of KAF)

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44 Liz October 18, 2012

I also follow you both on Pinterest~

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45 Sandra's Easy Cooking October 18, 2012

Those scones look fantastic, Laura! I can imagine myself enjoying these with nice cup of hot coffee or tea. Greta pics too! Well done! Of course I follow you on all social media :))

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46 Foodiewife October 18, 2012

I completely forgot that I have a bag of this self-rising flour. I’m so making these tomorrow morning, because I have cinnamon chips, too! How fortuitous!

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47 Mercedes October 18, 2012

I have never tried self-rising flour, but these scones look like the perfect thing to try it with! I subscribe via email!

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48 Mercedes October 18, 2012

I follow you both on Twitter!

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49 Mercedes October 18, 2012

I tweeted about the giveaway!

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50 Mercedes October 18, 2012

I follow you both on Pinterest!

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51 Liz October 18, 2012

I would make honey biscuits!!

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52 Suzanne Perazzini October 18, 2012

I must say that I always use self-raising flour in my baking where raising is needed. I am intrigued by those chips though but, unfortunately I am quite far from the US so no entry for me.

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53 Maureen | Orgasmic Chef October 18, 2012

Cinnamon chips sound so good! Your scones look divine.

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54 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious October 19, 2012

Gorgeous, GORGEOUS scones! I have so many bags of cinnamon chips just waiting to be used up (I had to buy them in bulk from Amazon since I couldn’t find them anywhere else!). And I totally need to get in the habit of using self-rising flour! And thanks so much for the awesome giveaway! I’m already following via RSS and the first thing I’d make are these beautiful scones! :)

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55 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious October 19, 2012

Just tweeted the giveaway! :)

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56 Carol | a cup of mascarpone October 19, 2012

Love cinnamon chips, love KAF, but most of all I’m loving these delicious looking scones!!! What a wonderful way to use them!!!

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57 Carol | a cup of mascarpone October 19, 2012

I follow you and KAF on Pinterest.

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58 Carol | a cup of mascarpone October 19, 2012

I am a fan of Tutti Dolci and KAF on FB.

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59 Carol | a cup of mascarpone October 19, 2012

I’m following Tutti Dolci and KAF on Twitter and have tweeted about the promo.

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60 Jen @ Savory Simple October 19, 2012

I’ve never used self-rising flour either! I bow down to the KAF baking gods, though, and trust their products completely. I’d probably start with cookies.

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61 Jen @ Savory Simple October 19, 2012

I follow you both on twitter!

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62 Jen @ Savory Simple October 19, 2012

I am a fan of both on Facebook!

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63 Jen @ Savory Simple October 19, 2012

I tweet tweet tweeted

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64 Jen @ Savory Simple October 19, 2012

I follow you both on Pinterest, of course

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65 Erin B October 19, 2012

pumpkin bread, definitely… I love pumpkin, and this time of year when it’s everywhere. :)

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66 Erin B October 19, 2012

I like you and KAF on FB.

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67 Erin B October 19, 2012

I follow you and KAF on twitter.

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68 Erin B October 19, 2012

I tweeted about your giveaway.

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69 Erin B October 19, 2012

I follow you and KAF on pinterest.

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70 Deb October 19, 2012

I follow you by email. I would love to use the free flour and cinnamon chips to try your scone recipe.

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71 Jenn October 19, 2012

These are gorgeous scones! They came out so perfectly! I’ve been eyeing those cinnamon chips too :)

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72 Faith October 19, 2012

These scones look perfect, Laura! Full of delicious fall falvor…love the cinnamon chips in there!

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73 Jen @ The Scrumptious Pumpkin October 19, 2012

What a perfect fall recipe. Those cinnamon chips look so tasty and perfect for apple scones. Gorgeous photos too!

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74 Cookin' Canuck October 19, 2012

Those are gorgeous scones…and the flavors are perfect for autumn. I have never used self-rising flour, but am now thinking I have to buy a package for my next batch of scones.

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75 Jean (Lemons and Anchovies) October 19, 2012

Now I’ll have to try self-rising flour and I’ve mentioned how much I’ve been wanting to try cinnamon chips. Perfect giveaway for me! :)

Love the scones!

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76 Averie @ Averie Cooks October 19, 2012

I like you both on FB

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77 Averie @ Averie Cooks October 19, 2012

I follow you both on Pinterest (and thank you always for the pins!)

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78 Jennifer @ Mother Thyme October 19, 2012

Great recipe Laura and beautiful photos, as always! Scones are one of my favorites, and what a great addition to these perfect fall scones with the cinnamon chips! Definitely have to try these. :)

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79 Priscilla | ShesCookin October 19, 2012

Your scones look perfect, Laura – cinnamon chips (!!) and apples are a winning fall flavor combo. I’ve never used self-rising flour but I need to try it since hubs and I have been attempting to bake bread and muffins without salt, baking soda or baking powder because of his strict sodium restriction. Needless to say, we’ve had more disappointments than successes, so self-rising flour may be the solution (although it must include baking soda/powder in the mix to make things rise).

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80 Priscilla | ShesCookin October 19, 2012

I Like both of you on Facebook and Twitter :)

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81 Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet} October 19, 2012

I need to find and buy these cinnamon chips! I think that I would like to make these scones that you made with the flour and chips!! Already a fan of your facebook and I believe twitter too. :-)

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82 Rowena @ Apron and Sneakers October 19, 2012

I really don’t know what is the equivalent of the self-raising flour here but those chips seem very good. What a good way to make use of all these wonderful ingredients! Too bad, I can’t join your giveaway contest.

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83 Charles October 19, 2012

lol, I learned something today! Is S/R flour not common in the US? It’s so common in Europe… it’s just “one of those things”, you know? I’d never even considered that people might not even know what it is!

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84 Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles October 19, 2012

Oooooo…love the sound of cinnamon chips in the apple scones, delish!! Love KAF, too!

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85 Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles October 19, 2012

I tweeted.

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86 Yasmeen @ Wandering Spice October 19, 2012

Ooh, wonderful. The texture of these looks spot on – crumbly and perfect! I love self-raising flour… just eliminates the need for baking powder/soda which I admit I often run out of! This is a lovely seasonal treat, thinking I might whip some up for Thanksgiving brunch :)

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87 Gourmet Getaways October 19, 2012

You have the most amazing website and images, so gorgeous… And cinnamon chips YUM!!!

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88 Kate October 20, 2012

I subscribed to your blog via email. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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89 Kate October 20, 2012

I like you both on FB.

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90 Kate October 20, 2012

I follow you both on Pinterest.

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91 The Café Sucré Farine October 20, 2012

Laura, these scones are gorgeous and I imagine the taste is sensational with the cinnamon flavor dotting each little bite!

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92 Nancy/SpicieFoodie October 21, 2012

Hi Laura,
I have never baked with self rising flour. Should give it a try soon. Now I know what gift I’ll want in our Christmas package from the states -cinnamon chips:)

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93 Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today October 21, 2012

Self rising flour is amazing, I love to bake with it :) And I like you recipe as well :)

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94 Terra October 21, 2012

I seriously need to find those lovely cinnamon baking chips! One thing I loved in nutrition school, making homemade scones. They are versatile, delicious, and just fun to make:-) Your recipe sounds fantastic, Hugs, Terra

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95 Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking October 21, 2012

I kept seeing the new KAF on different blogs but haven’t tried it all by myself, I hope I’ll find it at the local store soon.
Beautiful scones Laura

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96 Zirkie October 21, 2012

These sounds and looks soooo delicious!! I just adore cinnamon!

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97 Molly October 21, 2012

Subscribed via email. Would make King Arthur’s crumb coffee cake.

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98 Molly October 21, 2012

Following you both on fb.

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99 Molly October 21, 2012

Following you both on Pinterest

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100 Molly October 21, 2012

Following you both on twitter.

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101 Joan@Chocolate and More October 21, 2012

Love King Arthur and love your Scones, can’t wait to make them! I follow you every way I can, FB, E-mail, Twitter. And I follow King Arthur on FB and Twitter. Pinned the recipe!

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102 nancy October 22, 2012

Yummy and oh so tempting. I will have to research the chips. We live in a very rural area so much has to be done online. Thank you!

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103 Yee Lin Tan October 23, 2012

I’ve subscribed via RSS. Hope to make some muffins with the flour

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104 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com October 23, 2012

Mmmm… delicious scones!

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105 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts October 24, 2012

I scones look fabulous! I need to get my hands on some cinnamon chips this year, and do some baking!

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106 Suzanne October 25, 2012

I some how missed these beautiful scones, oh how I do love scones and these sound wonderful with the apples and cinnamon chips. Great giveaway…darn!

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