Monday, September 28, 2009

Starbucks pumpkin scones

It's fall and I am in the kitchen baking! I had to go to two different stores before finding canned pumpkin (something about a shortage in our area) but it was worth it! Now I can bake everything pumpkin!

Last year I "discovered" pumpkin scones at Starbucks and it was love at first bite. Okay, maybe not love, but they ARE good! I decided to do a search for a pumpkin scone recipe, and found the actual Starbucks recipe on Recipezaar. I posted the recipe last fall, but it is such a yummy one, I'm doing it again! So if you have a hankering for a pumpkin scone and you have a little time, why not make your very own? Here's how:



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., or 218 Celsius. 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.

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 baking sheet.

Bake for 14-16 minutes. Scones should begin to turn light brown. Place on wire rack to cool.

To make the glaze:

Mix the powdered sugar and milk (and spices if making the spiced glaze) together until smooth. When scones are cool, use a brush to paint glaze over the top of each scone.

Eat and enjoy! :)

I hope you all had a good weekend and a good Monday as well! I will be back ASAP with another pumpkin treat recipe...


Scrappy Girl said...

These look so yummy! I can't wait to eat pumpkin pie on Turkey Day!

Shell in your Pocket said...

OH MY you deliver????
sandy toe

Angie said...

I second what Sandy Toes said!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh yum! I noticed one of our Starbucks has blueberry scones. I was so excited. I haven't seen the pumpkin scones yet. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Amber M. said...

What what?? Heaven??

Can't wait to try these!

Rue said...

Hi Jenni :)

Those scones make me want to climb through the computer screen! Yum :)


cherry said...

OHHH my Jenni..must you tempt me so! we love pumpkin in this house. I will have to try this for sure. Thanks so much for your comments...KNOW that my home is NOT in coffee table is a mess...full of papers, embellishements etc...I try so hard to be organized but it never lasts long. I did those stripes with a yard stick...very easy! cherry

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

I love those pumpkin scones from Starbucks! (they also make pumpkin donuts which are quite yummy)

I've had a hard time finding pumpkin too? What's going on? My Kroger had none, I had to pay Target's crazy price for one can (why do they have it?).

I might make these this weekend if I have time, thanks for the recipe!


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About Southern Belle said...

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trish said...

Hi Jenni,
Your scones look and sound delicious! I can just taste the pumpkin! :o) I will be trying this recipe for our family too.
Have a nice afternoon.
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

About Southern Belle said...

Though it is doubtful I will be making scones anyday soon, maybe next year when I am settled in my own place I will try this recipe out. Thanks for sharing! = )

Jeni said...

I do remember these from last year. Thanks for sharing again...they look SOOOO yummy!

Jeni said...

I finally made them! My husband of all people LOVED them. He wants me to make them again.

My wonderful things came in the mail. I really love everything Jenni. Last night I really enjoyed flipping though the gooseberry book and reading all the tips at the bottom of each page.