Starbucks Pumpkin Scones

Starbucks Pumpkin Scones

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

Powdered Sugar Glaze

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

Spiced Glaze

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

Directions for the Scones

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly oil it.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and spices in a bowl. Using a pastry knife or a fork (or a food processor), cut the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture is crumbly. No chunks of butter should be obvious. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the canned pumpkin, half and half, and egg. Fold these wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Form the dough into a ball.
  4. Pat out dough onto a lightly floured counter and form it into a 1-inch thick rectangle. This should be about 9 inches long and 3 inches wide. Use a large knife or a pizza cutter to slice the dough twice through the width, making three equal portions. Cut those three slices diagonally, so that you end up with 6 triangular slices of dough. Then, place on the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake 14-16 minutes. The scones should begin to turn light brown. Place on a wire rack to cool.

Directions for the Plain Glaze

  1. Mix powdered sugar and 2 tablesppons milk together until smooth.
  2. When scones are cooled, use a brush to paint the plain glaze over the top of each pastry.

Directions for the Spiced Icing

  1. As the white glaze above firms up, make the spiced icing.
  2. Combine the ingredients for the spiced glaze together. Drizzle this icing over each scone, allowing the icing to dry before serving (or at least one hour). A squirt bottle would work great for this part!

This is by far my favorite pumpkin recipe.. the scones taste EXACTLY like the ones at Starbucks…. I actually think they are even better because you can customize the amount of icing to your exact taste.

I hope you enjoyed pumpkin week as much as we did! Have a great weekend!

About The Author

Stacy

Stacy is the Founder & Executive Director of TMJ Hope. After being mauled by a dog, she experienced severe jaw pain that was not relieved by conservative treatments. After several surgeries, she had TMJ total joint replacements in 2006.

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