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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Pumpkin Scones with Maple Cinnamon Frosting {Starbucks Knock Off}...

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This baking project all started when I went thru the Starbucks drive thru to treat myself and they were all out of Pumpkin Spice Scones at 8:30 am in the freakin' morning.
Say what?
So I went home and made my own.
You don't get mad.... you get busy!

And I think that these homemade scones are infinitely better than any thing you could buy.
I even upped the ante and frosted them with a delicious maple cinnamon frosting and sprinkle with vanilla spiced walnuts [I got mine at Safeway}  to make them positively decadent!

Pumpkin Spice Scones

2 cups all-purpose flour
7 Tablespoons sugar
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
6 Tablespoons cold butter
1/2 cup canned pumpkin {not pie filling}
3 Tablespoons half-and-half {or milk, or buttermilk}
1 large egg

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2. In bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder and spices.
3. Add cold butter and mix with 2 forks or pastry blender until mixture resembles course crumbs.
4. In separate bowl, mix together egg, pumpkin and milk. 
5. Make a well in dry ingredients and add pumpkin mixture.
6. Stir until mixed and mixture becomes a dough.
7. Turn dough onto floured surface a knead gently a few times. Then shape dough into a circle 10-12 inches round and 1 inch thick and cut into 8 sections like a pie to make 8 large scones, or divide dough in half and shape each piece into 2 smaller circles 1 inch think to make 16 small scones.
8. Place scones wedges onto a lightly greased cookie sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes or until puffed up and golden.

Maple Cinnamon Frosting
1 cup cream cheese
4 tbsp. butter, softened
2 tbsp. maple syrup
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup icing sugar

Beat together ingredients together until light & fluffy. Frost scones and place back in warm over to let the frosting  melt over scones. Then sprinkle with diced vanilla spiced walnuts. Deee-lish!


Cindy said...

Oh my! Those do sound good, Angie. And they most likely are better than Starbucks. I like their little vanilla frosted ones, but they're terribly dry.
Have a lovely evening.
Hugs, Cindy

Rita said...

These look absolutely incredible! Can't wait to try them.

Liz said...

These look yummy! Can't wait to try the recipe out :) I found you on Lil' Luna's link party!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

They look delicious, Angie! I'll bet they smell good, too!

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

Those scones look delish. I just had a pumpkin latte for the first time too. I loved it.

Two Succulent Sisters said...

I've seen pumpkin scone recipes but the maple sugar glaze sounds incredible. I'd love to have you come over and link up at our Pumpkin Linky Party going on right now for the whole month. Hope you can make it. Linda

Kelli said...

Sounds wonderful! I am loving all of your fall posts!

Bronwyn said...

Frosting AND nuts! Girl you are killing me!! I've managed to hold myself to only 2 stops at Starbucks this week (both times I had a Salted Caramel Mocha- Mmmmm...) but you just reminded me that I haven't indulged in a Pumpkin Spice Latte yet this autumn. I wonder if I have time to run out during next recess....
My kids love all things pumpkin - especially my youngest. This recipe would be perfect for breakfast on Sunday - I'll make a double batch - and hopefully have some leftover for lunches during the following week. Oh! Won't my children love me!(Thanks to you!!)

Nancy said...

These look so amazing!

Nancy said...

They look so good Angie!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

LOL - I was thinking, "Gee, these not only look good but the recipe is good FOR you" . . . until I got to the frosting! Haha! I will definitely try these -- love scones!

Rustown Mom said...

YUM - if you were my neighbor I would hang out at your backdoor til you fed me...these look great!

Hilani Ellis said...

I'm a huge Fan of the Pumpkin Scones at starbucks bust like u experienced, they run out fast. I love your recipe, can't wait to try!!

echerepko said...

When I saw these I KNEW I had to make them. My daughters don't like cream cheese frosting though (SO wrong, I know), so I made a vanilla glaze. They were so delicious! The spices were just right and did not overpower the pumpkin and they were not too heavy. I found the dough to be too sticky, so I kneaded in extra flour until it was a bit easier to deal with, but it was a particularly warm, humid day today. Thank you for the wonderful recipe!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Amy, These scones looks light and very delicious! I'm making this for sure!!!! Thanks for adding to my recipe file and sharing them at TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS!

Emily Morgenstern said...

These look amazing! I featured them on FB and pinned them to my fall foods board!!

Savannah McQueen said...

Scones and pumpkin...what a combination! After I add coffee and figure out how to include chocolate in my feast, life will be perfect. I found you on the Six Sister's site. I am hosting a Pumpkin Delights recipe series in a few weeks and I would love to include this. Please send me an email if you'd like more information.

Emily said...

I'm making these for a moms gathering this coming tues. Everything looks SO tasty here :o) I love your caramel apple bites too!!! I host a Tuesday link party that I would LOVE for you to share with us. Come on over any time between monday night and friday morning!

CAS said...

These sound so delicious, Angie. I think they would be the perfect accompaniment to the Pumpkin Spice Cappucino that I made this morning. Take that Starbucks!

Christine said...

Angie.. I WANT SOME!!! Please????

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

Organized Island said...

Very cool! I bet they taste a lot better! Found you on the TMT link party! Lovin' all things pumpkin right now.

Janis@All Things Beautiful said...

YUM!!! I'm drooling...and so want one of those with my morning coffee tomorrow!

Kayla said...

Oh my hecka..these sound pretty amazing!! I'm pinning them, hopefully to make them soon!! Thanks for sharing!

the cape on the corner said...

these look delicious! i just sent this link to my coworkers who loves to bake since she was just talking about trying pumpkin scones!

Lisa Summerhays said...

Looks heavenly! Can't wait to try these!!

Jen Almond said...

Pinned! Looks delish!

Melanie {Reasons To Skip The Housework} said...

I've never had a scone....these look wonderful!

We'd love for you to come over to our newest link party over at The Inspiration Network: DELISH- a desserts only link party. Bring your desserts and let's party!!

Melanie and Diana
The Inspiration Network

Jen Nikolaus said...

Oh wow. I want one. Or two or three! These scones look legendary, yum! Pinning!!

~Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy

CDon said...

Can I use whole wheat flour?

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