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Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Scones

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Copycat Starbucks pumpkin scones taste just like the coffee shop version, except you can make an entire batch for the price of one!

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Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Scones are homemade pastries mimicking Starbucks’ popular fall treat. They feature a spiced pumpkin base, a sweet glaze, and are a delicious seasonal dessert or snack.

First lesson in Proper scones- how to add the butter. The trick to a light, flaky scone is to not melt or soften the butter prematurely. The goal is to have small butter “dibs” throughout the pastry.

While the pastry is cooking, those little dibs of butter melt, leaving a tiny little air pocket, creating light flaky, rich layers. We use a pastry blender for this.


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Don’t let the list of ingredients turn you off, these are really simple to throw together and only take a few minutes. If you’d like you can toss in some fresh or dried cranberries too!


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As a bonus, you could combine all of the dry ingredients in a jar or vacuum seal bag and simply add the wet ingredients later. The mix makes a great gift.


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Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Scones

You’ll Need
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 stick (1/2 cup) cold butter, cut into cubes
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
3 tablespoons milk
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Scone Glaze

1 cup confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons milk

Pumpkin Spice Glaze

1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
Pinch of nutmeg
2 tablespoons milk

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, baking soda and salt. Use a pastry blender add butter until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together pumpkin puree, milk, egg and vanilla. Pour mixture over the dry ingredients and stir just until a soft dough forms.
  4. Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured surface, and gently fold over the dough, kneading just until it comes together.
  5. Roll or pat the dough into a rectangle, the cut into even pieces using a pizza cutter.
  6. Place scones onto a cookie sheet that has been line with a Silpat or parchment paper. Bake the scones for 10-12 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Prepare the Glaze

To make the glaze, combine confectioners’ sugar and milk, whisking until smooth. Add more milk as needed to thin the glaze to the preferred consistency; set aside.

To make the spiced glaze, combine confectioners’ sugar, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg and milk. Whisk until smooth; set aside.

Once the scones have finished baking, allow them to cool for 15 minutes, then spoon the glaze on each scone. Finish them off by drizzling with the spiced glaze.


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Allow the glaze to fully set before serving.


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Pumpkin Spice Raisin Scones

If you like the flavor of pumpkin spice, without a heavy pumpkin presence, you’ll love these pumpkin spice raisin scones!


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You’ll Need:
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 heaping tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
3 tablespoons COLD butter, chopped into small pieces
1 cup buttermilk or sour cream
1/2 c. raisins

Pumpkin Spice Glaze

1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon pumpkin spice coffee creamer
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

  1. Preheat oven to 400F
  2. In a large bowl combine flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and pumpkin pie spice and whisk to combine. Using a pastry blender (or 2 knives) coarsely incorporate butter pieces until evenly combined.
  3. Stir in buttermilk and raisins, then knead mixture 5-6 times in the bowl. Overturn the dough onto a lightly floured surface, rolling out to about a one-inch thickness.
  4. Cut into triangles and place on baking sheet.
  5. Bake 12 minutes or until golden brown on top. Remove and place on cooling rack.
  6. While the scones are baking combine glaze ingredients in a small bowl. Once they’ve been removed from the oven and cooled about 10 minutes, drizzle the glaze over tops of scones.

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These seem to freeze well, not that they ever last long enough to freeze for later!


How to Freeze Homemade Starbucks Pumpkin Scones

Freezing homemade pumpkin scones is easy. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

  1. Cool Scones: Allow your scones to cool completely at room temperature. Do not glaze the scones.
  2. Wrap Individually: Wrap each scone individually in plastic wrap. This prevents them from sticking together and preserves their freshness.
  3. Double Bag: Place the individually wrapped scones in a resealable plastic freezer bag. Squeeze out any excess air to prevent freezer burn.
  4. Label and Date: Use a permanent marker to label the bag with the date you’re freezing them. This helps you keep track of freshness.
  5. Store in Freezer: Place the bag of scones in the freezer. Try to put them in a flat position to maintain their shape.
  6. Use within Three Months: Scones can be stored in the freezer for up to three months. Beyond that, they may still be safe to eat, but their quality may degrade.
  7. Thaw and Reheat: When you’re ready to enjoy them, remove the scones from the freezer, unwrap, and let them thaw at room temperature for a few hours. You can also warm them in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 10 minutes to restore their texture and flavor.

By following these steps, you can keep your homemade pumpkin scones fresh and ready to enjoy whenever you like.

Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Scones Recipe- Print Now

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Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Scones

Budget101.com by Melissa 'Liss' Burnell
Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Scones are homemade pastries mimicking Starbucks' popular fall treat. They feature a spiced pumpkin base, a sweet glaze, and are a delicious seasonal dessert or snack.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Cool 10 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Course bread, Breakfast, Copycat ~ Clone, Dessert, Party, pastry
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 173 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup cold butter, cut into cubes)
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Scone Glaze
Pumpkin Spice Glaze

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, baking soda and salt.
    2 cups all-purpose flour
    1/3 cup brown sugar
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    1/2 teaspoon ginger
    1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Use a pastry blender add butter until it resembles coarse crumbs.
    1 stick
  • In a separate bowl whisk together pumpkin puree, milk, egg and vanilla. Pour mixture over the dry ingredients and stir just until a soft dough forms.
    1/2 cup pumpkin puree
    3 tablespoons milk
    1 large egg
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured surface, and gently fold over the dough, kneading just until it comes together.
  • Roll or pat the dough into a rectangle, the cut into even pieces using a pizza cutter.
  • Place scones onto a cookie sheet that has been line with a Silpat or parchment paper. Bake the scones for 10-12 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Prepare the Glaze

  • To make the glaze, combine confectioners’ sugar and milk, whisking until smooth. Add more milk as needed to thin the glaze to the preferred consistency; set aside.
    1 cup confectioners’ sugar
    2 tablespoons milk
  • Once the scones have finished baking, allow them to cool for 15 minutes, then spoon the glaze on each scone. Finish them off by drizzling with the spiced glaze.

Prepare Pumpkin Spice Glaze

  • To make the spiced glaze, combine confectioners’ sugar, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg and milk. Whisk until smooth; set aside.
    1 cup confectioners’ sugar
    1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
    Pinch of nutmeg
    2 tablespoons milk

Notes

Pumpkin Spice Raisin Scones

If you like the flavor of pumpkin spice, without a heavy pumpkin presence, you'll love these pumpkin spice raisin scones!
You'll Need:
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 heaping tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
3 tablespoons COLD butter, chopped into small pieces
1 cup buttermilk or sour cream
1/2 c. raisins

Pumpkin Spice Glaze

1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon pumpkin spice coffee creamer
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 400F
In a large bowl combine flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and pumpkin pie spice and whisk to combine. Using a pastry blender (or 2 knives) coarsely incorporate butter pieces until evenly combined.
Stir in buttermilk and raisins, then knead mixture 5-6 times in the bowl. Overturn the dough onto a lightly floured surface, rolling out to about a one-inch thickness. Cut into triangles and place on baking sheet. Bake 12 minutes or until golden brown on top. Remove and place on cooling rack.
While the scones are baking combine glaze ingredients in a small bowl. Once they've been removed from the oven and cooled about 10 minutes, drizzle the glaze over tops of scones.
Recipe Size Alteration Note

If you altered the ingedients above by doubling or tripling the recipe, you may also need to change the pan/dish size and adjust the cooking/baking time.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 173kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 4gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 210mgPotassium: 104mgFiber: 2gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 2429IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 64mgIron: 2mgNet Carbs: 49g
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Homemade Starbucks Pumpkin Scones

What are Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Scones?

Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Scones are homemade scones replicating Starbucks’ popular seasonal pastry, featuring a pumpkin-flavored base and sweet glaze.

How can I make Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Scones?

Create them at home by following a recipe with ingredients like flour, pumpkin, spices, sugar, and a glaze.

Can I make these scones without an oven?

Typically, an oven is used for baking, but here are directions for cooking homemade pumpkin scones in an air-fryer.

Cooking scones in an air fryer is a convenient and quick alternative to baking. Here’s a simple guide:

Ingredients:
Prepared scone dough recipe, as listed above.

Instructions:
Preheat the Air Fryer: Preheat your air fryer to 350°F (180°C).

Prepare the Scones: While the air fryer is heating, shape your scone dough into the desired size and shape. Place them on a parchment paper-lined tray to fit in the air fryer basket.

Air Fry: Place the tray with the scones into the preheated air fryer basket. Ensure there’s enough space between them for proper air circulation.

Cooking Time: Cook the scones in the air fryer for approximately 10-15 minutes, depending on the size and thickness of the scones. Keep an eye on them, as cooking times can vary.

Check for Doneness: To check if the scones are done, insert a toothpick into the center of a scone. If it comes out clean or with a few dry crumbs, they’re ready.

Cool and Serve: Remove the scones from the air fryer, and let them cool on a wire rack. Once they’ve cooled slightly, serve and enjoy!

Remember that cooking times may vary based on the specific air fryer model and the size of your scones, so it’s essential to monitor them closely to prevent overcooking.

How do I achieve the iconic triangular shape of these scones?

Shape the dough into triangles before baking to resemble Starbucks scones.

Can I substitute pumpkin puree in the recipe?

Yes, butternut squash puree or sweet potato puree can be used as alternatives to pumpkin puree.

How long can I store homemade Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Scones?

Store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a day or refrigerate for extended freshness.

Can I freeze the dough prior to baking?

Yes, you can freeze pumpkin scone dough before baking. Here’s how:

Prepare the Dough: Follow the Copycat Starbucks pumpkin scone recipe and prepare the dough as instructed.

Shape the Dough: Shape the dough into the desired scone shape (triangles, rounds, etc.) as if you were about to bake them.

Flash Freeze: Place the shaped dough on a baking sheet or tray lined with parchment paper. Ensure they are not touching.

Place the tray in the freezer for about 1-2 hours, or until the scone shapes are firm.

Wrap and Store: Once the scone shapes are frozen, wrap them individually in plastic wrap or place them in a resealable plastic freezer bag.

Be sure to remove as much air as possible to prevent freezer burn. Label and date the package.

Freeze: Store the wrapped scone dough in the freezer.

Baking: When you’re ready to bake, you can place the frozen scone dough directly on a baking sheet, brush with egg wash or milk, and bake.

You may need to add a few extra minutes to the baking time to account for the dough being frozen.

This method allows you to have freshly baked pumpkin scones whenever you want without the need to prepare the dough from scratch each time.


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