If you love Starbuck’s Pumpkin Scones, you’ve got to give this copycat recipe a try! The double cinnamon glaze on the scones gives them the sweetness they need!
For more pumpkin recipes, be sure to try this delicious, moist Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread. Better than Starbucks! Or give our pumpkin cream cheese muffins a try next!
Starbucks Copycat Recipe
We’re heading into fall now and pumpkin scones seem like a good way to welcome the season (I can’t wait for the Cranberry Bliss Bars).
With a moist crumb and a sweet glaze, it was just the snack I needed with my cup of coffee. (Have you tried my Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew Coffee yet? DELISH).
These copycat starbuck’s scones were every bit as good as the original!
- The scone itself is so moist, not overly dry and crumbly like some I have eaten before. They’re sweeter than your average scone, too, with lots of good pumpkin flavor.
- Did I mention how amazing these pumpkin scones smelled while they were baking? All those autumn spices and the aroma of the pumpkin that filled my kitchen definitely got me in the mood for fall!
- And, oh my goodness, that glaze. Most scones stop with just one layer of glaze but with these scones, you’re going to amp the sweetness up a notch with two different kinds of glaze.
Pumpkin Scones make a great on-the-go breakfast or an afternoon pick-me-up. If you’ve been finding yourself making regular pit stops at Starbucks for one, making a batch of these can save you the time (and the cash).
Pumpkin Recipes: Pumpkin Dump Cake | Pumpkin Coffee Cake
How to Make Pumpkin Scones
Mix Wet Ingredients. In small bowl, mix canned pumpkin, heavy cream and egg with a whisk. Set aside.
Add Dry Ingredients. Use the paddle attachment on your stand mixer to mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and spices. Add in cold butter cubes and mix until crumbly. Slowly add in the pumpkin mixture and mix until thoroughly combined.
Note: The dough will be crumbly, so you’ll need to mix with your hands at this step. if it’s too sticky, add about 1/4 cup flour until you can manage it easily.
Form Rectangle. Divide dough in half, and form the dough into a 12×6 inch rectangle. If it’s too sticky, use your hands to mix in enough flour so it is easier to shape. I sprinkle my silpat (or counter) with about 1/4-1/2 cup flour.
Cut Scones. Cut dough into 3 rectangles by making three vertical cuts. Cut each of the rectangles by making an X, I use a pizza cutter. Then make ONE horizontal cut across the center. You should now have 18 triangles.
Bake. Place each triangle onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake in a 425 degree oven for about 13-15 minutes. Repeat with other half of dough. Let the scones cool completely before glazing.
Favorite Scones: Orange Scones | Blueberry Lemon Scones
How to Make the Glaze
There are two different glazes used in this recipe, just like the scones from Starbucks.
To make the vanilla glaze: Whisk the powdered sugar with heavy cream. Using a pastry brush, paint the tops of each scone with the glaze.
To make the cinnamon glaze: Whisk the powdered sugar, cinnamon, all spice and heavy cream together until smooth. Pour into a ziploc bag and cut the corner. Drizzle the glaze over all the scones.
Allow to dry (about 15 minutes). Eat and enjoy!
These scones are best eaten within a couple of days of baking. Keep them covered in an airtight container or wrapped tightly with plastic wrap.
Scones can also be stored in the freezer then thawed before serving, if you need to make them further ahead of time.
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These copycat Starbucks pumpkin scones are full of pumpkin flavor and fall spices. Topped with two layers of glaze, you won’t be able to resist this homemade pastry!
I love scones too!! These sound delicious!
I always, ALWAYS get Pumpkin Scones at Starbucks!! I pop them in the microwave for a few seconds and wow!! So fun to have a recipe for these…yay!
I made these this morning! Great. I do think the measurements for the white glaze and cinnamon glaze are reversed though. I came up with lots more of the cinammon glaze than the white. Great though.
These look delicious.Same as you I have ate many scones.But never attempting making them myself.Just a quick question can you use milk in place of the heavy cream? I have everything but heavy cream.
Just made these and they are so, so good!! They taste very much like the Starbucks ones! Thanks for sharing this recipe…going to be saving a lot of money by not buying them from there 😉
Sounds great! But isn’t vanilla needed for vanilla glaze? 🙂
You could totally add vanilla. I called it vanilla glaze cause it sounded better than white glaze, LOL.
Can you make these the night before? Do they still taste as good the next day? i want to make this for a book club, but leave early in the morning so would have to make the night before. And If so what would be the best way to keep them fresh?
I was wondering if I should put the dough in the fridge before I cut them? I had to add a lot of extra flour because it was so sticky.
Does anyone else think there is too much baking powder in these? I made mine and i think next time i would use less.
I make these regularly and haven’t had any problems with the amount of baking powder. I like my scones to be a little “fluffier” and crumbly instead of dense. You can certainly cut it down to 1Tbsp if desired!
These ARE happening, in fact, I’m bumping them to the top of my “to bake list”….love it, thanks for sharing 🙂
Oh my goodness…do these look tasty!
Such a GREAT idea! We are featuring you tomorrow at the start of a new What I Made Wednesday Linky Party @ Sweet Peas and Bumblebees! Come and grab a button and join in on the fun!
Your scones look and sound heavenly! I’m featuring your post at this week’s “A Little Birdie Told Me…”!
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I’ve never made scones either. Earlier this year, I declared to myself that this would be the year I learned to make scones. Well, it’s September…and no scones. I think it’s the rolling out the dough and cutting into triangles that holds me back. Silly. These look delicious and are inspiring me to keep my resolution. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.
Oh, oh, oh. I have to make these! They look SO delicious! I can smell them through the photo! Thanks for sharing 🙂 (Hope these turn out for me!)
I want these and a cup of coffee…right now! These look fabulous! I’d love it if you would share them and any of your other great seasonal goodness tomorrow at our Seasonal Inspiration Saturday!
These look soooooooo good! I love pumpkin scones. Would you link this up to my Fall Snack/Recipe Challenge? I know my readers would love to see!
WOW! These look sooooo good!
Jill, these are so moist and flavorful. Especially with the sweet glazes on top. Yum. Wish I had some leftovers!
I tried to make scones once and they weren’t that great. But, I love pumpkin scones and this recipe sounds delish! Maybe I’ll give it another try. 🙂