Pumpkin season is in full swing guys, whether you like it or not, there is no way around it! I used to HATE pumpkin anything, there wasn’t a single thing I would eat if it had pumpkin in it…In my opinion they were just to be used on Halloween for carving and throwing away the next day! That all changed when I started to cook for myself and was able to play with the flavors to create a “spice level” that I could tolerate. This Pumpkin Scone Recipe is so easy and delicious, and is covered in a simple Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting that you can use on a number of other seasonal treats. I will be trying my hand at some pumpkin muffins and perhaps an apple fritter loaf
just so I can lick the frosting from the bowl so I can bring you guys more delicious treats for my favorite Fall season!!
Just looking at them again makes me want to lick my screen…who’s with me?! I guess it helps that they look gorgeous on my dessert stand too eh? I love dainty things like that for making my treats really stand out!
Now, the trick to these scones is really all in the making of the dough! You want to make sure you have everything ready to go ahead of time, no running back and forth trying to sort your ingredients! Don’t worry, we are all guilty of it! There have been too many times to count where I have had one part of a recipe ready and was throwing things in the fridge so I could run to the store for the 10 things I forgot (duh). Alright, ready for my tricks and tips for the perfect Pumpkin Scone Recipe!?
Tips and Tricks to the Perfect pumpkin scone
- Cut your butter into cubes and put on a plate back into the fridge to keep cold until ready
- Cover your countertop in plastic wrap (where you will be rolling the dough) trust me! And, if you don’t, check out my Overnight Cinnamon Rolls to see why!!
- Pre-measure and sift your dry ingredients into a bowl
- Use the regular pumpkin puree, NOT the spiced pie filling (or you will overdo it with the spice factor)
- Start off with less spice if you prefer a light flavor (nutmeg, ginger, cloves) you can always add more but can’t take out
- Do not roll your dough too thin (trust me…they will burn!) keep it at 1″ for a nice and fluffy scone
- Use a pizza cutter to cut your dough into even triangles (I am all about multipurpose tools in the kitchen)!
- Place the scones into a sealed container (single layer) and put in the fridge to keep your icing fresh and yummy!
- 2 1/3 c Flour
- 1/3 c Granulated Sugar
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp Ground Gloves
- 1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
- 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
- 1/2 c Butter (cubed)
- 3/4 c Pumpkin Puree (not spiced/not pie filling)
- 3 tbsp Milk
- 1 lg Egg
- 2 tsp Vanilla
- 1/4 c Butter
- 1/2 brick Cream Cheese
- 1 1/2 c Powdered Sugar
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 4 tsp Milk
- 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp Nutmeg
- Pinch of Ground Cloves (less than 1/8 tsp)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
- Sift dry ingredients together into a medium bowl. Add in your cubed butter and "cut" using 2 knives until it resembles coarse crumbs (see photo below).
- Mix wet ingredients together until smooth and creamy (I use my stand mixer but you can use a hand mixer if you prefer)
- Add dry ingredients to the wet and mix until soft dough forms (I mixed using my paddle attachment for 2 mins and then switched to my dough hook to knead for 5 mins) you may need to add additional flour if the dough is not pulling away from the side.
- Remove from mixer and place on a well floured surface. Roll into a 1" thick rectangle and cut into triangles.
- Bake 10-12 mins until lightly golden, remove from oven and cool.
- Mix together cream cheese and butter in stand mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add in powdered sugar and spices and mix on low speed, adding in milk 1 tsp at a time. Continue to add milk until thick and creamy. Drizzle over cooled scones.
Well there you have it guys! The recipe makes 8 good size scones, we cut some of them down even smaller so we could have mini scones (which are perfect with your morning coffee or tea!). See the pics below to check out the consistency of the dough and how we cut them using a pizza cutter!
So, what recipes do you love using pumpkin and other classic Fall flavors?! Give this Pumpkin Scone recipe a try, you won’t regret it!
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