These pumpkin scones are one of the oldest recipes on my website! Who loves a good ol pumpkin scone that's a Starbucks copycat recipe? I sure do! To be honest ( don't let them hear me say it) I find their scones too dry most times and I haven't eaten them in years upon years. Why would I, when I can make amazing pumpkin scones at home?
So while I do call this recipe a Starbucks copycat recipe, I would say that my pumpkin scones recipe is better. With less weird preservatives and additives and whatever they have in theirs.
Oh, and cheaper, of course!
So because I'm cheap ( fine, frugal) and I don't really think their scones are as good as they should be ( or would be in my own kitchen!) I wanted to try and re-create the Starbucks type of pumpkin scone, even with the spiced glaze on top. I took the Best Scones Ever recipe and added some pumpkin and spices and they turned great, so this recipe will be a keeper. One thing to note is that you can make them as spicy as you want, up the spices until they are tuned into your taste buds. I went fairly easy on the spices for my trial run, next time I will probably add more because I love everything spicy!
So if you are looking for a Starbucks pumpkin scone recipe, this is as close as you are going to get! If I do say so myself it's also the best pumpkin scone recipe as it uses the most popular scone recipe on my entire website as its base, the Best Scones Ever, so really, unless a recipe starts with that, it's not as good. It's just a fact. That recipe has gone crazy on Pinterest and is always one of my top recipes every day on my website, it's that good!
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- 1/3 cup of sour cream
- 1/3 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup of pumpkin
- 4 cups of flour
- 1 cup of white sugar
- 1 cup of butter
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp cloves
- 1/4 tsp ginger
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons whole milk
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 pinch ginger
- 1 pinch ground cloves
Mix your sour cream with the baking soda in a bowl to poof it up.
Put all your dry ingredients into a large bowl and whisk them all together to get the spices and baking powder all the way through it.
Cut in your butter with either two knives criss-cross or a pastry blender.
Combine your pumpkin and egg together.
Add your pumpkin/egg mix, and the sour cream into the dry ingredients. Mix together thoroughly.
Once mixed, divide into three equal sized balls.
Flatten into 6 inch circles, and then cut each circle into 6 pie shaped pieces.
Place on a well greased baking sheet, and bake in a 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes, or until browned on the bottom and top.
For the spicy glaze, take all your ingredients and mix them together in a bowl. Once the scones are cool, drizzle on top, or use a ziploc bag with the corner cut out and use that to decorate them.