Easy Homemade Recipes: Pumpkin Scones

I love all things pumpkin.  I love to decorate, I love them to paint, I love even love them as an ingredient in an easy homemade recipe.  So when I found this recipe for pumpkin scones and decided I had to make them.  Of course I didn’t have all the required ingredients.. why would that ever happen?  Good thing I’m the queen of substitutions!  I create the scones with the ingredients I had and just made a few substitutions.  I marked the ingredients I did not have today with an astrick (*).  
I did not have all the spices (or couldn’t find them in my cave of a spice shelf) so I used pumpkin spice.  Pumpkin spice is cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, clove so that was an easy one.  I then substituted hazelnut creamer for the half and half.  I didn’t even taste it after the scones cooked.  I also didnt have enough powdered sugar, so I just cut that part in half.  
Recipe adapted from: Brown eyed baker
For the Scones:
2 cups all-purpose flour
7 Tablespoons granulated sugar
1 Tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg*
¼ teaspoon ground cloves*
¼ teaspoon ground ginger*
6 Tablespoons cold butter
½ cup canned pumpkin
3 Tablespoons half-and-half*
1 large egg
For the Powdered Sugar Glaze:
1 cup plus 1 Tablespoon powdered sugar*
2 Tabelspoons milk
For the Spiced Glaze:
1 cup plus 3 Tablespoons powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons milk
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg*
1 pinch ground ginger*
1 pinch ground cloves*
1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger pumpkin spice in a large bowl. Use a fork to cut the butter into the dry ingredients until mixture is crumbly and no chunks of butter are obvious; set aside.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the pumpkin, half-and-half hazelnut creamer and egg. 
4. Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients, and form the dough into a ball. 
5. Pat out dough onto a lightly floured surface and form it into a 1-inch thick rectangle circle.  Use pizza cutter to slice the dough
6. To make the powdered sugar glaze, mix the powdered sugar and milk together until smooth. When scones are cool, use a brush to spread plain glaze over the top of each scone.
7. To make the spiced glaze, while the powdered sugar glaze is firming, combine all of the ingredients for the spiced glaze. Drizzle over each scone and allow the icing to dry before serving (about an hour).
The finished product.. the bottom scone may or may not be half eaten. 
Seriously.  Delicious.  Do you have any pumpkin recipes?  I’d realllllly love to try them!  
Kelley is a work at home mom who loves making her kids laugh. She enjoys cooking, crafting, and the everyday chaos of life.

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  1. Alecia Horner says

    Another one for pinterest! I seriously need to stop collecting pumpkin recipes but it's so hard! I love your substitutions, I hate going to the store so I'm like that too (never used hazelnut creamer though hehe).

    Found you on TT&J

  2. Marie Rappleye says

    Those look delicious!  Thanks so much for linking up with us at Show & Share!


  3. says

    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog – your scones look delicious (and I love the bit about the half-eaten one – I can never resist the urge to nibble when I'm photographing, too!)

  4. MeganCamilla says

    Wow that looks amazing. That is being pinned to pinterest for later!!! I would love it if you would come and link this up to the Sweet Swap that I'm co-hosting. Jump over to thestokerkitchen.blogspot.com and visit the swap button on my sidebar to link up to the 3 month long party!!!!


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