Pumpkin Spice Scones, a Comforting Fall Recipe

October 14, 2015Holly Sosa

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I’ve been sitting on this scone recipe for weeks now and almost gave up on sharing it. But they’re just so dang good I knew I couldn’t abandon my plans and just put it off awhile longer until I had time to do a proper post devoted to the glory that are Pumpkin Spice Scones. What better time than the beginning of fall to share a comforting, satisfying, warm scone, right?

To start, you’ll combine some flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl.

Next, cut in some butter until the mixture is a crumbly mess. You want the butter in pea-sized clumps. Once it’s there, stop.

In a separate bowl, mix together an egg yolk, some honey, and buttermilk.

Add to the dry ingredients and stir until it’s just barely combined.

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Now add in pumpkin spice chips! I discovered the ones in this recipe by Nestle at my local Walmart.

Remove the dough and place into a floured surface.

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Pat and roll the dough until you’ve formed a circle. You don’t need to knead or mix anything. Just sort of gently mold the dough together into a circle. Or close to it. My circle is pretty sad looking, but it works.

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Roll it or pat it into about a half inch thickness. And then cut it in half.

Then in half again.

From here, you can cut it into as many slices as you’d like. I like to make them smaller, so I cut until it looks like this.

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Transfer your sliced scones onto a greased baking sheet.

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Bake them at 400F for 10 minutes.

You can enjoy these just as they are, but if you really want to experience a scone in all it’s glory, you’ll need a hot cup of coffee. PSL, anyone?

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Friends, these scones are delicious. Enjoy them with coffee, tea, or even hot chocolate….who am I kidding, enjoy them by themselves even!

If you’re not a baker or don’t consider yourself a cook, a scone recipe is a good place to start. Scones are a forgiving recipe and succeed pretty much every single time.

Cinnamon Scones
Author: Holly
Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup pumpkin spice chips
Instructions
Scones
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.
  3. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly and butter is size of small peas.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine egg yolk, honey, and buttermilk.
  5. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  6. Add one cup pumpkin spice chips and combine.
  7. Remove dough to floured surface and roll/pat into a circle shape that’s 1/2 inch thick.
  8. Cut circle to desired amount of scones.
  9. Transfer to baking sheet.
  10. Bake in 400F oven for 10-12 minutes.
  11. Allow to cool 10-20 minutes before consumption.

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