This is a recipe I had tucked away in a cookbook for the last year or so, and I found it!!! These are the moistest, most delicious pumpkin scones you will ever sink your teeth into. They did not last long in our house. Move over Starbucks, there's a new scone in town!
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 1/2 cups flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp of a combination of spices to your liking: cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg
- 1/2 cup butter - We use Earth Balance
- I can of pumkin pie mix
Preparation:In a large mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and ginger). Cut in butter adding a bit at a time until mixed. Add pumpkin and combine well.
On a lightly floured surface, knead dough a few times. We made them into triangles but flattening the dough into a circle and slicing like a pizza. You can make your scones whatever shapes you want. Also, dipping a glass cup into flour and then using it like a cookie cutter will give you even circle shaped scone which is nice too.
Bake at 425 degrees for 12-15 minutes, or until done.This makes 12 really good size scones, way bigger than the one's at Starbucks (no offense, they have the only other pumpkin scone I know and can compare with). The only other thing is a maple drizzle that I topped them off with, which my husband said, "made the scones!" I would highly recommend it and it takes about 30 seconds to make.
Maple Icing Drizzle
1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
1 capfull maple flavoring-use the real stuff if you have it
a few drops of water, however much you feel necessary to make a nice drizzle
And just mix it with a whisk until it is smooth and you can drizzle it all over the scones, and the best part is that is dries nicely, like the maple icing on a maple bar. Sooooo. . . GOOD!