Snickerdoodle Scones

by Jennifer on June 12, 2013

in Breakfast Sweets

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If I had a name for this story, it would be “the one where everyone thought I had cancer.”

I mentioned before that I was admitted to the hospital a couple weeks ago for a suspected pulmonary embolism. Luckily, everything was peachy, but my heart rate was being all weird, so they decided to keep me overnight for observation. They were going to put me with all of the other pregnant ladies, which would have been awesome – kind of like a dress rehearsal for labor. Unfortunately, they didn’t have any beds available, so they had to put me in oncology. No biggie – I didn’t mind. I just wanted to get in a more comfortable bed! (ER beds are kind of sucky) Plus, the nurses there were super awesome. 

So, the next day, my husband and I are impatiently waiting for me to be discharged. Suddenly, there is a knock at the door and a lady I didn’t recognize walks in.

This was normal, lots of people had stopped by other than my nurses.

She introduces herself as the chaplain of the hospital. Ruh roh. Was there something the doctors weren’t telling me?

Oh yeah, I’m in oncology. I assume that’s why she is there. I’m debating saying something, but then she asks if we would like daily bread or to do a prayer.

Ohhhh, ok. Maybe they do this for everyone?  We politely decline and she asks us if we have any children.

I get a huge grin on my face and declare that we just have one in here, i.e. my belleh.

Suddenly, her face changes. She sits next to me on the bed. Then…it hits me.

OMG, not only does she think that I have cancer, but that I’m pregnant with cancer. I’m feeling paralyzed by my own stupidity and I don’t even know what to say now. She starts telling me that “God will give the doctors the answers.”

I couldn’t feel like more of a jerk/weirdo. I’m just smiling, nodding, and trying to be as polite as possible. At that point, it felt more awkward to say, “Oh sorry, I don’t actually have cancer.” I was trying to be as nice as possible until she left so I could die of embarrassment alone.

Then, some sweet older ladies stopped by and asked if we wanted a therapy dog (!!!) to come by later that evening. Again, not wanting to start every reply with, “Oh, I don’t have cancer,” I just thanked them, and said that I would be discharged by then. I thought there were going to throw me a little party in there.

“Oh, that’s so wonderful.”

“We’re so happy for you!”

***insert bright red, sad face here***

This story has nothing to do with scones, but hopefully you had a laugh at my expense. Now, go bake something!

These scones are really fabulous. They are quite sweet and the texture is a bit different than traditional scones (for a more traditional recipe, check out these). And, who doesn’t love snickerdoodles!?

Snickerdoodle Scones
Recipe type: Breakfast Sweets
  • Scone
  • 2 cups flour
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup cold, unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅔ cup cinnamon chips
  • Glaze
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Cut in the cold butter pieces with a pastry cutter, until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  3. In a glass measuring cup, measure ½ cup milk. Add egg and vanilla extract to measuring cup and whisk together until combined. Pour egg mixture over flour mixture. Using a fork, gently mix until there is no visible flour. Gently stir in cinnamon chips. Mixture will be sticky.
  4. On a well-floured surface, knead mixture a couple times. Use a pizza cutter to cut dough into 12 triangles or squares. Place scones on baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 8 minutes until lightly brown.
  6. Glaze: Whisk together glaze ingredients. Place glaze in a plastic baggie and snip off one of the corners. Drizzle glaze over the cooled scones.
Adapted from Iowa Girl Eats


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1 Hani@haniela's June 12, 2013 at 8:19 am

Ooh Jeniffer, this baby is going to be a great story you are.

Love anything with cinnamon and ever since you mentioned you are posting scones today I was curious what you made. I should make scones more often they are so easy and yummy.


2 Jennifer June 13, 2013 at 8:03 am

Thank you, Hani! I adore cinnamon too – I have several different kinds from a local spice place…it’s like I’m addicted to buying it!


3 Karly June 12, 2013 at 10:06 am

I totally would have played along. I mean, “Oh, I don’t have cancer.” is a weird conversation starter. Buy yay for you being all cancer free!

These scones are crazy. I love snickerdoodles!


4 Jennifer June 13, 2013 at 8:03 am

Yes, quite a weird conversation starter! “I don’t have cancer, I’m just pregnant!” :)


5 Laura Dembowski June 12, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Snickerdoodle scones sound super yummy! That story is pretty hilarious, but would have been super uncomfortable at the time. You’ll always be able to tell it though :)


6 Jennifer June 12, 2013 at 3:20 pm

True, Laura! :)


7 Janine of June 12, 2013 at 3:10 pm

I think I would have said yes to the therapy dog anyway. :) I am definitely saying yes to these scones!


8 Jennifer June 12, 2013 at 3:20 pm

Haha, so funny you said that. My husband knows that if I wasn’t getting discharged, I probably wouldn’t have been able to resist a therapy dog. I’m a sucker for furry, sweet animals!


9 Carrie's Creations June 12, 2013 at 3:23 pm

oh my gosh, you have gone through some crazy things! i would have felt way too bad to say anything too.


10 Jennifer June 13, 2013 at 8:02 am

I know, right? So awkward! I should have put a sign on my door that said, “Patient doesn’t have cancer.” ;)


11 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts June 12, 2013 at 4:58 pm

You just have quite the luck with medical professionals!


12 Jennifer June 12, 2013 at 6:25 pm

Haha, for real. It’s really just me trying not to be weird, and being weird because of it :) She was the sweetest lady – I couldn’t bring myself to tell her that I was ok!


13 The Bearfoot Baker June 12, 2013 at 5:15 pm

YUM!! You are such a great baker:)


14 Jennifer June 12, 2013 at 6:25 pm

Thanks, Lisa! :)


15 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking June 12, 2013 at 5:40 pm

Incredible flavor for scones, I love it! Thanks for sharing.


16 Jennifer June 12, 2013 at 6:24 pm

Thanks, Georgia!


17 Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel June 12, 2013 at 6:26 pm

I totally would have told them it was my lifelong dream to have my very own therapy dog. I mean, yes, I’d feel terrible for lying to them about the cancer part, but it IS a lifelong dream to have a dog, so a lie cancels another lie, right? And I totally lol’d at your expense! But at least you got scones out of it. And some daily bread.


18 Jennifer June 13, 2013 at 8:01 am

Honestly? If I wasn’t being discharged that day, I don’t think I could have said no to a therapy dog! I get super excited seeing ANY dog (in a car, on the street), so one that is trained to be cuddly and sweet? I would just die! :)


19 ashley - baker by nature June 12, 2013 at 7:25 pm

I could eat an entire basket of these scones!


20 Jennifer June 13, 2013 at 8:00 am

Thanks, Ashley!


21 Paula June 12, 2013 at 7:47 pm

For some reason I feel that a lot more funny stories are going to be posted here over the next several months. Enjoying your (mis) adventures and the great treats you make. Scrumptious looking scones.


22 Jennifer June 13, 2013 at 7:59 am

Thanks, Paula! I do have a couple stories up my sleeve ;)


23 Serena@Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch June 13, 2013 at 12:30 am

Mmmm… Snickerdoodles are one of my fav cookies! These scones look amazing!


24 Jennifer June 13, 2013 at 7:59 am

Snickerdoodles are one of my favorites too, Serena :) So yummy!


25 Sue {munchkin munchies} June 13, 2013 at 3:52 am

Oh my, what a story to tell.

These scones sound like comfort food, that’s for sure:)


26 Jennifer June 13, 2013 at 7:57 am

Thanks, Sue!


27 Jocelyn June 14, 2013 at 12:09 am

Oh my goodness! Too funny! I’m glad you don’t have cancer! ;) Awesome scones!! I love snickerdoodle, yum!


28 Jennifer June 14, 2013 at 10:57 am

Thanks, Jocelyn!


29 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious June 16, 2013 at 3:42 am

Too funny! Thanks for sharing that story. I probably would’ve felt so bad not to say anything.

Oh and these scones are fabulous. I’m a huge scone fan and I LOVE snickerdoodles so these babies here are just screaming my name!


30 Jennifer June 17, 2013 at 8:52 am

Thanks, Chung-Ah!


31 Wendy June 16, 2013 at 1:47 pm

Cinnamon scones are the BEST! When other people are dreaming about chocolate cake, I am dreaming about cinnamon (preferably in scones). :) These will be baking in my oven soon! Thanks, Jennifer.


32 Jennifer June 17, 2013 at 8:52 am

Oh, me too! I mean, chocolate cake is nice and all, but I LOVE cinnamon. I have several different varieties in my pantry right now…it is a sickness, an addiction ;)


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