The Most Amazing Pumpkin Scones - Ever


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A few years back, Monica, my acupuncturist gave me one of the scones she'd made the day before - an incredibly tasting pumpkin scone with a little jar of buttery sweetness to spread on the top.

You'll want to make these....so, here you go....it's the Starbucks Scones found here...which I've copied directly.  But, in Monica's recipe she added 1.5 tsp of pumpkin pie spice rather than all the individual spices (it was so good, I'd tend to do that too) AND for the yummy spice glaze she added butter and whipping cream and quite a bit of pumpkin pie spice.  You'd want to do that too....


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


Powderered Sugar Glazze

  • cup powdered sugar
  • tablespoon powdered sugar
  • tablespoons whole milk


Spiced Glaze

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




Directions:


Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 30 mins

  1. 1TO MAKE THE SCONES:.
  2. 2Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or line with parchment paper.
  3. 3Combine 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.
  4. 4In a separate bowl, whisk together pumpkin, half and half, and egg. Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Form the dough into a ball.
  5. 5Pat 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.
  6. 6Bake for 14?16 minutes. Scones should begin to turn light brown. Place on wire rack to cool.
  7. 7TO MAKE THE PLAIN GLAZE:.
  8. 8Mix the powdered sugar and 2 tbsp milk together until smooth.
  9. 9When scones are cool, use a brush to paint plain glaze over the top of each scone.
  10. 10AS THAT WHITE GLAZE FIRMS UP, MAKE THE SPICED ICING:.
  11. 11Combine the ingredient for the spiced icing together. Drizzle this thicker icing over each scone and allow the icing to dry before serving (at least 1 hour). A squirt bottle works great for this, or you can drizzle with a whisk.