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!

Pumpkin Scones
Pumpkin Scones

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!

 Pumpkin Scones ( Starbucks Copycat!). If you love Starbucks pumpkin scones,you will love these! #Starbucks #scones #baking #recipe #pumpkin Recipe from @kitchenmagpie

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!

Happy Baking!



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 Pumpkin Scones ( Starbucks Copycat!). If you love Starbucks pumpkin scones,you will love these! #Starbucks #scones #baking #recipe #pumpkin Recipe from @kitchenmagpie

5 from 7 votes
Pumpkin Scones ( Starbucks Copycat!)
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Pumpkin Scones ( Starbucks Copycat!). If you love Starbucks pumpkin scones,you will love these!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Scones
Keyword: pumpkin scones
Servings: 18
Calories: 281 kcal
Author: Karlynn Johnston
Pumpkin Scone Ingredients:
  • 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 ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp salt
Spiced Icing/Glaze
  • 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
  1. Mix your sour cream with the baking soda in a bowl to poof it up.
  2. 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.
  3. Cut in your butter with either two knives criss-cross or a pastry blender.
  4. Combine your pumpkin and egg together.
  5. Add your pumpkin/egg mix, and the sour cream into the dry ingredients. Mix together thoroughly.
  6. Once mixed, divide into three equal sized balls.
  7. Flatten into 6 inch circles, and then cut each circle into 6 pie shaped pieces.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Scones ( Starbucks Copycat!)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 281 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 251mg 10%
Potassium 122mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%
Sugars 19g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 18.1%
Vitamin C 0.7%
Calcium 4.2%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.




Hey guys, I'm Karlynn! Welcome to The Kitchen Magpie, my website full of family friendly recipes, cocktails & homesteading tales of chickens & cows from the family farm! Make sure to check out my bestselling cookbook, Flapper Pie & a Blue Prairie Sky ,stay tuned for info on my second cookbook!


  1. Wondering if i can make the dough the night before and keep it in the fridge and then bake them in the morning??

  2. Alison Arsenault Reply

    They are good, will definitely be making them again. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  3. The Kitchen Magpie Reply

    True BUT it’s the ingredients I always wonder about..I like controlling my own!

  4. Donna Power Reply

    Unless your trendy local coffee shop bakes from scratch every morning

  5. Hi Jill! I am in the process of putting in a printable recipe in each old post of mine, which is taking me a while but I will get there! All the new ones have it by defauly, I just have to go back and fix a lot! Hope you enjoyed them, they are my favorite.

  6. Hi!  I found your site tonight because I was looking for a pumpkin scone recipe.  They are in the oven RIGHT now.  So thank you ! I also noticed right away from the pictures that you must be Canadian because I recognize all the food products! :)  I am an American but I live in Quebec.  I just wanted to let you know for future reference, it would be helpful if you put the amounts in the instruction/picture parts so your readers would not have to keep scrolling back up to the ingredients list to see how much of this or that to put in.  I’ll be definitely bookmarking and coming back for a longer visit!  Ciao!

  7. Becky Bridgham Reply

    My kids and I made these for a project during a snow day. I let them scoop them onto the pan with an ice-cream scooper.. worked great and they were delicious!

  8. Thanks for this recipe – you make it sounds so easy to do. I am definitely going to try it this weekend. I love you flour and sugar containers – my grandma had some just like them! Reminded me of baking with her.

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