Spiced Pumpkin Scones

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Just in time for Halloween, these come together so quickly on a weekday morning.   I brought this particular batch to work and they vanished like a ghostly mist!   Sometimes I elect to sprinkle these with coarse sugar instead of glazing them, but the cinnamon glaze is also very good.   I originally pulled this recipe off the internet as a rip-off of That Huge Coffee Chain Store pumpkin scones.   But, the Huge Chain has since changed their scones and these are much better.

Spiced Pumpkin Scones

2 C All Purpose Flour (sometimes I use half Emmer Flour which is particularly good in scones!)
1/4 C Brown Sugar
1/2 C White Sugar
1 T Baking Powder
1/w tsp Salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp clove
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 C unsweetened pumpkin
1/4 C milk
1 large egg
6 T butter, cold

Preheat oven to 425.   Prepare baking sheets by spraying or use silpat or parchment.   Mix your dry ingredients together and set aside.  Whisk together pumpkin In the large bowl of a cuisinart (or you may use a bowl with a hand pastry cutter), add your dry ingredients and cut your cold butter in.  When mixture is crumbly (pea sized), add in your wet ingredients mixing briskly with your fingertips until JUST combined.

On a floured surface, make a long flat rectangle of the dough – about 4″ wide and 3/4″ deep.   Form the dough until you run out into this long rectangle and then cut diagonally across and continue in this fashion, making triangular scones.   I find this method easier than the circular method of cutting scones.

Brush scones with egg if desired, and bake for 14 – 16 minutes at 425.

If you want glaze, whisk together about 1 C powdered sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon and 2 T milk.  Wait until scones are cooled and drizzle on top.

pumpscone2Cutting scones from a rectangle….

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One thought on “Spiced Pumpkin Scones

  1. I used to really enjoy the the “Huge Coffee Chain Store” pumpkin scones! But it’s been a year or two, so I probably haven’t had one since they changed their recipe. Will definitely have to try this recipe out sometime 🙂

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