Classic Pumpkin Scones Recipe

It’s fall here at Rosevine Cottage, which means it’s PUMPKIN everything! Ok so we go a little overboard, but you will too when you taste these amazing pumpkin scones! Mr. Cottage tends to be a pumpkin grinch, but after trying these even he went to buy more pumpkins! 

Delicious pumpkin scones are great for every occasion (who doesn’t like a scone for breakfast?) and are so easy to make! These are perfect for your family or for when company comes. It makes more scones than our simple scone recipe too so it is great when you have a bigger crowd. You’ll be sure to be the most popular person at the office if you wrap these up for your co-workers too. Serve these with a yummy tea like Good Earth Sweet and Spicy Tea or a good cup of coffee. Try it with our pumpkin spice coffee syrup to really give you the taste of fall. 

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What is a scone?

A scone is a baked good with its roots in Hungary. They are made with oats or wheat flour and have baking soda as a leavening agent. They are often slightly sweet and can be glazed or not.

 

What is the Difference Between A Scone And A Biscuit?

Scones have eggs in them and biscuits do not. They also are a bit more dense and dry than a typical biscuit.

What Makes A Good Scone?

A scone will have a slightly sticky dough. It will have a more solid exterior and a moist interior. 

What Do Scones Taste Like?

They can be made savory or sweet depending on what you are looking for. The exterior is more crumbly but the inside is more moist and tender.

The Secret To Making Perfect Pumpkin Scones

The secret to making not just pumpkin scones but any scone is really cold butter. We place ours in the freezer until thoroughly frozen and then remove just when we are ready for it. Make sure you work quickly and limit the amount of time you are touching it so it doesn’t melt.

What You Will Need To Make Pumpkin Scones:

Pumpkin Scones Recipe

Ingredients: 

2 Cups All-Purpose Flour

1/3 Cup Raw Sugar

1 Teaspoon Non-Aluminum Baking Powder

1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda

1 Teaspoon Cinnamon

3/4 Teaspoon Ground Ginger

3/4 Teaspoon Ground Cloves

1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg

1/2 Cup Frozen Butter

1/2 Cup Pumpkin Puree (Learn how to make your own pumpkin puree in this article)

1 Tablespoon Molasses

3 Tablespoon Cream

1 Large Free Range Egg

2 Teaspoons Real Vanilla Extract

Pumpkin Scones Glaze:

1 Cup Powdered Sugar

1 Tablespoon Pumpkin Puree

1/8 Teaspoon Ground Cloves

1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon

1/8 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg

1-2 Tablespoons Cream

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400.

Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.

Grate frozen butter into the dry ingredients, mix until crumbly.

Whisk pumpkin, molasses, cream, egg, and vanilla together in a medium-size bowl.

Stir pumpkin mixture into dry ingredients and mix lightly.

Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead 3-4 times.

Pat the dough into a 10×7″ rectangle, cut in half lengthwise, and cut each half in alternating directions into triangles until all the dough has been cut. Each half will make 8.

Transfer scones onto a silicone mat covered cookie sheet.

Place pumpkin scones on the center rack of the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes.

While the scones are baking combine powder sugar, pumpkin, and seasonings in a bowl. Add cream and mix until combined.

When the scones have finished baking, dip the top of each one in the glaze. Place on a wire cooling rack to cure for several minutes.

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If you are anything like us, you’re always on the lookout for a good pumpkin recipe to add to your collection. Pumpkin scones aren’t the only pumpkin recipe we’ve made over the years take a look at some of these:

 

Classic Pumpkin Scones Baking Notes

At first, you may think these pumpkin scones need more liquid, but give it a second and knead the dough a few times. DO NOT overwork the dough or you will get dry scones.

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  • Yield: 16

    Classic Pumpkin Scones Recipe

    Pumpkin Scone with icing
    Cook Time 15 minutes
    Total Time 15 minutes

    Ingredients

    • 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
    • 1/3 Cup Raw Sugar
    • 1 Teaspoon Non-Aluminum Baking Powder
    • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
    • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
    • 3/4 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
    • 3/4 Teaspoon Ground Cloves
    • 1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg
    • 1/2 Cup Frozen Butter
    • 1/2 Cup Pumpkin Puree
    • 1 Tablespoon Molasses
    • 3 Tablespoon Cream
    • 1 Large Free Range Egg
    • 2 Teaspoons Real Vanilla Extract
    • Pumpkin Scones Glaze:
    • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
    • 1 Tablespoon Pumpkin Puree
    • 1/8 Teaspoon Ground Cloves
    • 1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon
    • 1/8 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
    • 1-2 Tablespoons Cream

    Instructions

    Directions:
    Preheat the oven to 400.
    Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.
    Grate frozen butter into the dry ingredients, mix until crumbly.
    Whisk pumpkin, molasses, cream, egg, and vanilla together in a medium-size bowl.
    Stir pumpkin mixture into dry ingredients and mix lightly.
    Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead 3-4 times.
    Pat the dough into a 10x7" rectangle, cut in half lengthwise, and cut each half in alternating directions into triangles until all the dough has been cut. Each half will make 8.
    Transfer scones onto a silicone mat covered cookie sheet.
    Place pumpkin scones on the center rack of the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes.
    While the scones are baking combine powder sugar, pumpkin, and seasonings in a bowl. Add cream and mix until combined.
    When the scones have finished baking, dip the top of each one in the glaze. Place on a wire cooling rack to cure for several minutes.


Before you go, check these other scone recipes out!

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