How To Make Pumpkin Scones (Starbucks Copycat)
Topped with glaze and spiced pumpkin icing, these Starbucks-inspired pumpkin scones are a soft and moist baked goodie perfect for fall.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
In a food processor, pulse together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until well blended.
Alternatively, whisk by hand in a large mixing bowl, then cut in butter with a pastry cutter.
Add butter and pulse mixture several times to cut butter into the mixture (large pieces of butter should no longer be visible). Pour the mixture into a large mixing bowl and create a well in the center.
In a bowl whisk together chilled pumpkin puree, buttermilk, egg, vanilla extract, and honey. Pour mixture into well in flour/butter mixture.
Stir the mixture with a wooden spoon to incorporate, then knead in a bowl (or on a work surface) by hand several times to bring the mixture together.
Dust a work surface with flour then invert the dough onto the surface. Pat and shape dough into an even 8-inch round.
Using a large knife, slice into 8 equal wedges (dust knife with flour as needed while cutting, it will be fairly sticky).
Transfer scones to a Silpat or parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Brush tops with 1 tablespoon half and half then bake in preheated oven for 13 to 15 minutes until tops are golden brown and toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
Transfer to a wire rack and cool for no longer than 10 minutes before spreading with glaze.
In a mixing bowl, whisk together powdered sugar and half and half, adding more half and half as needed to reach desired consistency (it should be fairly thick not runny).
Spoon and spread mixture scones to evenly coat tops (use all of it). Let glaze set at room temperature.
In a mixing bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and half and half.
Transfer mixture to a small Ziploc bag, seal bag, cut a small tip from the corner, and drizzle mixture over tops of scones. Allow icing to set.
Best served the day prepared.
- Calories: 406.75kcal
- Fat: 13.49g
- Saturated Fat: 8.19g
- Trans Fat: 0.47g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 3.52g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.74g
- Carbohydrates: 67.24g
- Fiber: 1.73g
- Sugar: 38.33g
- Protein: 5.22g
- Cholesterol: 56.80mg
- Sodium: 296.79mg
- Calcium: 126.05mg
- Potassium: 117.67mg
- Iron: 2.24mg
- Vitamin A: 249.35µg
- Vitamin C: 0.89mg