Pumpkin Spice Scones

These scones are the perfect fall treat. Yet it’s June 23rd and I thought they’d make the perfect addition to tea I served to a lovely friend this morning. They are a copycat of the pumpkin scones they serve at Starbucks. The are moist and flavorful and I especially love the spiced glaze on top.

2 cups all-purpose flour
7 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
6 tablespoons cold butter
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
3 tablespoons half-and-half
1 large egg

Powdered Sugar Glaze

1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
2 tablespoons whole milk

Spiced Glaze

1 cup powdered sugar
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
2 tablespoons whole milk
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 pinch ginger
1 pinch ground cloves

To make the scones:.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or line with parchment paper.
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and spices in a large bowl. Using a pastry knife, fork, or food processor, cut butter into the dry ingredients until mixture is crumbly and no chunks of butter are obvious. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, whisk together pumpkin, half and half, and egg. Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Form the dough into a ball.
Roll out dough onto a lightly floured surface and form it into a 1-inch thick circle. Use a large biscuit cutter to cut out 9-12 scones depending on the size of cutter. Place on prepared baking sheet.
Bake for 14–16 minutes. Scones should begin to turn light brown. Place on wire rack to cool.

To make glazes:
Mix the powdered sugar and 2 tbsp milk together until smooth.
When scones are cool, use a brush to paint plain glaze over the top of each scone.
As the white glaze firms up, make the spiced glaze.
Combine the ingredients for the spiced icing together. Drizzle this thicker icing over each scone and allow the icing to dry before serving (at least 1 hour). I put the glaze in a sandwich bag, snip the corner with scissors and use that to drizzle the glaze over the scones.

2 comments on “Pumpkin Spice Scones

  1. Yum! the pumpkin scones from starbucks were my go-to snack there for months but these look way better. I’m sure they’re much more moist. And it doesn’t look like you skimp on the glaze either-my kind of gal! : )

  2. I just love the looks and sounds of these scones! – any “copy cat” recipe of Starbuck’s treats are always favs of mine. With Fall just around the corner here in New England I will definitely make this recipe with happiness VERY soon 🙂

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