Starbucks Copycat Pumpkin Scones

Happy Fall/Halloween Everyone!

14875262_10154461037110428_53837668_nIf you’re like me and don’t really bother with the whole Halloween thing, then try putting your energy into an evening of baking (and Netflix)!

I have had these scones from Starbucks before and they are of course fantastic. However, I’m so glad someone showed me the copycat recipe, because now I can make a large batch of them for the fall season.

They are best served warm. If you need to, throw them in the microwave for 20-30 seconds. Otherwise, it’s best to eat them fresh out of the oven. Try making them for breakfast one day if you have a few people over!

Ingredients for Scones: 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1/3 cup brown sugar (packed), 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp baking powder, 3/4 tsp ground cloves, 1/2 tsp ground ginger, 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter (cut into cubes), 1/2 cup pumpkin puree, 3 tbsp milk, 1 large egg, 2 tsp vanilla extract. 14877084_10154461037090428_1971003830_n

Ingredients for the Glaze: 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ground cloves, 1/4 tsp ground ginger, 1 pinch of nutmeg, 2 tbsp milk


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, baking soda and salt. Add cold butter, using your fingers to work the butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. In a large glass measuring cup or another bowl, whisk together pumpkin puree, milk, egg and vanilla. Pour mixture over dry ingredients and stir using a rubber spatula until a soft dough forms.
  4. Working on a lightly floured surface, knead the dough 3-4 times until it comes together. Using a rolling pill, roll the dough into a 10- by 7-inch rectangle, about 1-inch thick. Using a large knife or a pizza cutter, cut the rectangle in half lengthwise, then cut into 2 even pieces crosswise, making four rectangles. Then cut each each rectangle into two triangles, making 8 triangles.
  5. Place scones onto prepared baking sheet. Place into oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. To make the glaze, combine confectioners’ sugar and milk. Whisk until smooth. If the glaze is too thick, add more milk as needed; set aside. To make the spiced glaze, combine confectioners’ sugar, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg and milk. Whisk until smooth; set aside.
  7. When the scones are done, cool for 10 minutes and spoon the glaze on each scone before drizzling with spiced glaze.
  8. Allow glazes to set before serving.

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