Sunday, October 2, 2016

Fall Fun Series: Pumpkin Scones

A little while back a phenomenon called pumpkin scones was brought to my attention. Now I am a regular Starbucks lover, but for some reason I have never noticed these bad boys in the store.  I dug up this Starbucks Pumpkin Scone recipe on I made them yesterday morning and they were pretty easy to whip up.

I pretty much followed the recipe with these exceptions: 
I used heavy whipping cream instead of half and half or milk. 
I added cardamom to the spice.
I added pumpkin pie spice to the spice.
I added vanilla beans to the plain royal icing.

I think this is one of those recipes where the less you mix, the better it is. The dough was very sticky.

I made big ones for the girls' teachers and mini ones for my co-workers.

Also, for the spiced glaze I only used cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice, not the ginger, cloves or nutmeg. 

I ended up really liking them. All I was missing was clotted cream. I gave some to my Dad and stepmom too and they liked them. 

Do you have any fall recipes I need to try? I think I want to make a butternut soup. And macarons. And chili. 

Congratulations to the sweet friends who entered the RAOK giveaway. I am sending you all a little box of treats. I appreciate your coming to read and chat with me. I loved reading about the kindnesses that your gave and received. 

Bakery themed melts that I enjoyed this week:
Lasting Scent Candles Beignets, cinnamon donuts but so much better.
Beezy Cinnamon French Toast, strong!!! Good!
CFTKR Ultimate Sugar Cookie, ditto!

Please share any fall recipes you have pinned or made so I can get my fall cooking on. What are you melting? I think I am going to bring Melting Baskets back and just let you guys know what I am loving in the Fall Fun Series posts. How does that sound? And hey... some more wax hauls are ready to be posted! Yippee!!


  1. How cute! And were they yummy? They look (and sound) like the ones from Starbucks, which I used to have quite a thing for. Good thing I don't have any kids, because I wouldn't be willing to share these (not even with my husband!)

    1. Thanks! They were! Not as crumbly and dry as a traditional scone so I would call it more a cake-cookie hybrid but it worked. It was the Starbuck recipe I looked up and copied. I linked it in case you want to give it a go. I will definitely be making these again.

  2. I adore pumpkin scones; this looks like a great recipe! I melted that Beezy French Toast tart too; it was so good.

    1. I now adore pumpkin scones too! LOL! Wasn't that Beezy tart fabulous?! Definitely one I want to have again.

  3. Ok, so reading this made me realize that as much as I love scones, I don't eat nearly enough of them. I've never tried the pumpkin version, but I will now. Your drizzled icing looks to die for.

    1. Same! I have recipes for bacon and cheddar scones and caramel apple scones and all kinds of scones. Game on. I think I need to invest in real clotted cream. The drizzle was definitely needed. Not a very sweet biscuit part.