Starbucks Pumpkin Scones Recipe

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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 and meals and, I have to admit it, it’s bakery section is pretty delicious!

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.

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 on 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.

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

Scones Directions:

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.

Makes 6 pumpkin scones.