If it were up to me, I’d eat pumpkin treats year round. I’m guessing it’s because I was born in October … pumpkin is in my blood. I was born to enjoy the flavor in all its forms. Scones though, those will always be my first choice. Especially if they’re served with a creamy cup of coffee. Oh goodness, that’s just the ultimate combination.
If you too love a good pumpkin scone, get this recipe on your baking agenda. It’s a good one! And easy too!
- 2 cups white flour
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 stick salted butter, cut into cubes
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 3 T milk
- 1 large egg
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, divided into 1 cup and 1/2 cup
- 3 T milk, divided into 2 tablespoons and 1 tablespoon
- Sprinkle of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves, roughly 3/4 teaspoon total
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and grease a cookie sheet or line it with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl combine all dry scone ingredients. Then, with clean hands – this is a perfect job for little ones who want to join you in the kitchen – massage cold butter cubes into the dry ingredients. The goal is to create a sand texture.
To the scone mix add pumpkin, milk, egg, and vanilla. Mix well.
Flour the counter well and roll the dough into a rectangle shape that is approximately one inch thick. With a pizza cutter, divide into four rectangles. Then cut those into triangles so you have eight scones. Or, 16 if you prefer mini scones 🙂
Transfer scone dough triangles onto the baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.
While the scones bake, prepare the glazes. In one mixing bowl, whisk 1 cup powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons of milk. In a separate mixing bowl whisk 1/2 cup powdered sugar, spices, and 1 tablespoon of milk. This gives you a heavy pour of plain glaze for each scone and a drizzle of spiced glaze zig zagged on top of that.
When the scones are done, remove from the oven and transfer to a cooling rack for at least 10 minutes. Add glaze, allow it to set, and then serve … with a creamy coffee or a steamed milk for little ones who would like their own “coffee”.
Scone perfection will be complete if you can cozy up next to a fire and watch some leaves fall out the window while reading We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt or The Roll-Away Pumpkin! Cheers to fall and all the pumpkin treats it brings!