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Starbucks-style Pumpkin Scones with Spiced Icing



  • 4 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 3/4 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup pureed pumpkin
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 2 eggs
  • Milk for brushing tops
  • Sugar for sprinkling

Spiced Icing

  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 pinch ginger
  • 1 pinch cloves
  • 2 tablespoons milk


  1. Scones: Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and spices. Cut in butter using 2 knives or your fingers, until it resembles small peas.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, pumpkin, and milk. Fold together with the dry ingredients until just mixed.
  4. Pat dough into a 1 inch thick rectangle. Slice in half. Slice each half into 3 squares. Slice each square into a triangle.
  5. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Brush with a little milk, and sprinkle with sugar.
  6. Bake for 14-16 minutes. When cool, drizzle with Spiced Icing.
  7. Spiced Icing: Mix confectioners' sugar and spices.
  8. Add milk and stir until smooth. Using the tines of a fork, drizzle over cooled scones.

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