Thursday, November 6, 2008

Starbucks pumpkin scones recipe

One of my favorite things about this time of year is...the Starbucks peppermint mocha. But have you tried the "new and improved" version?! It is called the "peppermint mocha twist", featuring peppermint whipped cream and chocolate shavings. I have absolutely no self control when it comes to peppermint and chocolate put together...

And while we are on this topic of Starbucks, guess what I found online last weekend? THE recipe for Starbucks pumpkin scones. Yes, you heard me right. My search brought up and there it was! Have you tried these scones before? They are VERY good! After eating one, I was trying to find a pumpkin scone recipe, and was so excited when I found the real Starbucks one! I am enclosing it here for you, because it is SO worth making them! It is a pretty uncomplicated recipe. :) If you like, try adding about 1/3 chocolate chips to the scone batter at the end of the mixing process. We like chocolate a lot around here! :)

Starbucks Pumpkin Scones

2 cups all-purpose flour
7 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 ground nutmeg
1/4 ground cloves
1/4 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 nutmeg
1 pinch ginger
1 pinch ground cloves


1. To make the scones:
2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or line with parchment paper.
3. 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 into the dry ingredients until mixture is crumbly and no chunks of butter are obvious. Set aside.
4. In a separate bowl, whisk together pumpkin, half and half, and egg. Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Form the dough into a ball.
5. 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). 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 have 6 triangular slices of dough. Place on prepared sheet.
6. Bake for 14-16 minutes. (Although I must note here that our oven runs on the low side, and 13 minutes was perfect. If your oven runs about normally, maybe check them after 11.) Scones should begin to turn light brown. Place on wire rack to cool.

7. To make the plain glaze:

8. Mix the powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons milk together until smooth.
9. When scones are cool, use a brush to paint plain glaze over the top of each scone.



Ms. Tee said...

Oh goodness - I love peppermint mochas! :)
You should also try the Toasted Marshmallow hot cocoa at Barnes and Noble - it's the best thing ever!

Darlene said...

Hi Jenni,

Oooooo those scones sound delightful but I can't make them here cause I would want to eat ALL of them!!! I have no self control when something is good!

Jeni said...

Oh Yum! Thanks for getting this recipe to share! Your's looks really good.

Rae said...

I have yet to stop by Starbucks. I must remedy that and go very, very soon!!!

Katie said...

I'll have to try this peppermint mocha. Sounds GOOD! I'm a sucker for their caramel frappachinos, even in the winter!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Jenni,
Oh my, I got so excited when I read your blog! That recipe looks so yummy and the scone is sitting on my Rose Chintz plate!! I never see my dishes anywhere and here you have a plate. Don't you just love that pattern?
Thanks for sharing & enjoy your weekend.


trish said...

Hi Jenni,
Your recipe sounds (and looks) incredible! I have a soft spot for all things pumpkin spice, especially Starbuck lattes!
Your plate is beautiful. :o) Is the rose red? Pretty pretty!
You have been in my heart and prayers over the past week, regarding the elections, but also regarding Lillie. I have grieved the same loss and had the same questions you are experiencing. I am here if you ever need to talk.
Sincerely ~ Your friend! ~ Tricia

Elyse said...

yum those look great! i had a peppermint mocha twist yesterday!! sooo delish!

Anonymous said...

Hold me back!! I can't believe you have the recipe for these. I'm writing my shopping list right now. Our closest Starbucks is 45 minutes away. I had no idea about the peppermint mocha...stop the world right now! Thanks for sharing :)