Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Pumpkin Scones {52 Cookies in a Year – Week 11}

So last week I wasn’t able to post any cookies because Kelsie was just sick and I was out of it.  I am now coming down with some sort of bug but nothing like what she had. {thank goodness}

But none the less, we couldn’t go two weeks without something yummy. *smiles*  So I pulled out my Top Secret Recipes Cookbook and got to making the recipe for Starbucks Pumpkin Scones.  I have never had the original nor seen them at all, but I can tell you that these are SO good!  We have made them in our home for the past 3 years.

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What will you need?

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 7 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 3 tablespoons half and half
  • 1 egg
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter

Plain Glaze:

  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk

Spiced Glaze:

  • 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • pinch ginger
  • pinch cloves

What do you do?

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger in large bowl
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together pumpkin, half and half and egg
  4. Cut butter into cubes then add it to the dry ingredients.  Use a fork to combine.  Continue mixing until no chunks of butter are visible
  5. Fold wet ingredients into dry then form the dough into a ball.  Pat out dough onto a lightly floured surface and form into a 1 inch thick rectangle that is about 9 inches long and 3 inches wide.  Use a large knife or pizza wheel to slice the dough twice through the width making 3 equal portions.  Cut those three slices diagonally so that you have 6 triangular slices to bake.   {I have never gotten this part right, my dough has always been too moist to do anything with, so I just pour it onto my greased pan and bake, then cut}
  6. Bake for 14 to 16 minutes on a baking sheet that has been lightly oiled.  Scones should begin to turn a light brown.
  7. While scones cool, prepare plain glaze.  Use a brush to paint the glaze on.  Allow to harden
  8. Prepare the spiced glaze and drizzle on top.

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Kelli said...

Oh my. Look at that frosting dripping down the scone...too yummy. Thanks.

Ladyinpink1 said...

They look yummmy!! Copied the recipe for future bake...thanks for sharing...K

Lilith Silvermane said...

This is me... hugging you.

These look fab!!

The imPerfect Housewife said...

I've missed a couple weeks of posting cookies but am back on board now!! Your scones look sooo good - I'm picturing myself eating one with a cup of coffee. YUMMMM. Hope your daughter's all better now and hope you have a good day ~ ♥

Rambling Girl said...

Yummy...those look divine!