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How to Make Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Scones

Pumpkin Scones, Scone, Pumpkin, 2015, Above, Appetizer

How to Make Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Scones

The recipe featured here directs you to knead canned pumpkin directly into the dough to give it its great flavor. Then you bake the pastry and coat it with both a sugar and spice glaze to add to the flavoring and texture.

Once this recipe is complete, it will give you the true taste of Starbucks without having to wait in a long line. And even though this is a perfect fall treat, it is so delicious that it can be served year round.

So have a scone for breakfast or make it a mid-day treat. Top it with your favorite jam or eat it plain alongside a nice hot cup of coffee or tea or a refreshing glass of milk. It is sure to satisfy all your pumpkin cravings.

All About Scones

As soon as fall comes, it’s time to get ready for all things pumpkin. Pumpkin lattes, pumpkin-flavored crackers, and even pumpkin ice cream are among the popular treats you can find at that time of year.

One thing many look forward to when the fall season comes is Starbucks pumpkin scones. Starbucks is a well known pit stop for coffee, tea, and fast snacks.

The scone is traditionally a British pastry often served at tea time. It is usually made of wheat or oatmeal with baking powder working as a leavening agent. It is slightly sweetened and sometimes glazed with an egg wash.

Different flavorings can also be added to scones to produce several varieties. They can be sweet or savory. Popular added ingredients include raisins, currants, cheese, or dates.

They can be topped with different ingredients. Add cheese, bacon, and onion for a lunchtime treat or spread with butter, jam, or creams to make a delicious breakfast meal.

How to Create Your Own Copycat Recipes

There are so many fantastic foods out there from chains that we all love. From McDonald's to Applebee's, everyone has a go-to item that they order off the menu. Sometimes, we find ourselves with a desire to recreate a favorite item at home. But how do you get started with that?

The first thing is to just start experimenting. Creating copycat recipes often takes some effort and guesswork. More experienced cooks will have an easier time doing this, but there's no reason an amateur can't do this! Start by gathering the ingredients that you think are in the recipe. Getting the seasonings down is often the toughest part.

Once you've given it a shot, it's time for a taste test! Gather your family around, and judge how close you think your attempt at a copycat got to the original. Sometimes, it can help to have the original on hand to compare your copycat to. Either way, your family should be able to provide you with good opinions on what you did well, and what you need to change.

From there, continue experimenting and dialing the recipe in. It may only take you a couple of attempts, or it may take you several. Remember to not get too frustrated; this can be a difficult process! Recreating recipes is something many people before you have achieved; you can do it too!

In case you don't feel like experimenting, Moms Who Think has plenty of copycat recipes on our site. Be sure to check them all out!

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Starbucks Pumpkin Scones Recipe, Scone, Pumpkin, 2015, Above, Appetizer

Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Scones

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  • Author: Moms Who Think



Scones Ingredients:

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

Sugar Glaze Ingredients:

1 cup powdered sugar
1 Tablespoon powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons whole milk

Spiced Glaze Ingredients:

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


1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

2. Lightly grease a cookie sheet or line with parchment paper.

3. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and spices in a large mixing bowl.

4. With a fork, pastry knife, or food processor, cut butter into the dry ingredients until mixture is crumbly and no chunks of butter remain. Set aside.

5. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk pumpkin, half and half, and egg.

6. Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Form the dough into a ball.

7. Pat out dough onto a lightly floured surface and form it into a 1-inch thick rectangle (about 9 inches long and 3 inches wide).

8. Use a large knife to slice the dough into three equal portions. Cut diagonally to produce 6 triangular slices of dough.

9. Place on prepared baking sheet from step 2.

10. Bake for 14–16 minutes until scones turn light brown.

11. Place on wire rack to cool.

Sugar Glaze Directions:

1. Mix the powdered sugar and 2 Tablespoon milk together until smooth.

2. Brush glaze over the top of each cooled scone.

Spiced Glaze Directions:

1. As sugar glaze firms, combine the spiced icing ingredients.

2. Use whisk to drizzle over each scone and allow to dry before serving.

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