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Thursday, November 11, 2021

Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Scones

No need to swing through Starbucks!
These Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Scones are heavenly and taste just the same.

Delicious bite of copycat Starbucks pumpkin scone

If you've been around here for any amount of time you know I love a good scone. I've baked up quite a few over the years! 

This blueberry sour cream version, this fun butterscotch version and this yummy holiday version filled with cranberries and milk chocolate.

I've also said it a MILLION times. Scones are easy to bake up. People think they look complicated and fancy, but they are far from it! If you have a mixing bowl, a sharp knife and about 30 minutes, I promise you can tackle them.

Pumpkin Scone on a plate for serving

Whenever I make a big grocery run I always treat myself to coffee before or after and since I'm usually shopping in the morning. Therefore a breakfast treat often accompanies that said coffee.

A girl needs breakfast!

This time of year Starbucks has a delicious frosted pumpkin scone {they also have a great lemon loaf and banana bread}, but THIS time of year I always get the pumpkin scone. It's filled with the traditional fall spices of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger - and topped with a sweet glaze and and pumpkin glazed drizzle.


Floured surface of pumpkin scone dough

A few weeks back while I grabbed one in the drive thru I immediately thought - I can make this! I mean, I've made every other flavor of a scone, so why not pumpkin?

There are a few special keys to making a good scone. 1) little mixing and kneading - if you over handle this dough it can make them tough 2) using COLD butter in the dough and 3) using chilled pumpkin puree - it's like the cold butter, it mixes well into the dough when chilled.

Oh, and did I mention a sharp knife to cut those perfect triangles?

Baking sheet of Starbucks Pumpkin Scones

Since I wanted these scones to be a "copycat" of the Starbucks version I also figured I'd have to make them look the same with the frosting.

Which includes TWO!

You first spoon on a simple powdered sugar/heavy whipping cream glaze to cover the scone, followed by a pumpkin spiced version drizzled on top of that.

One glaze is good, but two glazes are GREAT.

Picture of hand holding Starbucks Pumpkin Scone

Look at that bite!

These pumpkin scones are tender, moist and flaky. They pretty much melt in your mouth! Perfectly spiced and just sweet enough with the two powdered sugar glazes.

This recipe make 8 big scones. Enough to keep a few for yourself and send a few off to friends or neighbors.  I did both - gave two to my neighbor, dropped another two off on my friend's doorstep and kept the remaining four for us!

Delicious bite of Starbucks Pumpkin Scone

I'm looking forward to all of you baking these up for the holidays! They'd be great to serve on Thanksgiving morning or to deliver to a friend who needs a pick-me-up. They are best freshly baked, but stay good for a couple days in a covered container as well.

Give these a star rating below on the recipe card if you could! I'd love to hear your thoughts. Just like Starbucks, don't ya think?

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