Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Scone recipe is soft and delicious. The glaze is packed with pumpkin for even more flavor.

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Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Scone recipe

This scone recipe is simple to make and much cheaper than it’s famous counterpart. Skip the bakery section at Starbucks and make this copycat recipe at home.

It is so delicious with pumpkin puree. Each bite has all the flavors of a pumpkin spice latte.

Don’t let the idea of baking scones intimidate you. It is very simple and the results are amazing.

Each bite is the perfect blend of pumpkin flavor and the most decadent glaze. The glaze has even more tasty pumpkin flavor for the best dessert.

Ingredients for Starbucks pumpkin scones.

Ingredients:

FOR THE SCONES: 

  • All Purpose Flour 
  • Baking Powder 
  • Baking Soda 
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Salt 
  • Brown Sugar, packed 
  • Unsalted Butter, chilled and cut into cubes 
  • Pumpkin Purée (chilled) 
  • Milk 
  • Large Egg 
  • Vanilla Extract 

  • FOR THE GLAZE: 
  • Powdered Sugar 
  • Milk 
  • Pumpkin Purée
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice 

How to make Starbucks pumpkin scones:

FOR THE SCONES: 

  • Preheat the oven. Set the oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  • Get out a large bowl. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, salt and brown sugar.
  • Add the butter. Then cut in the cold butter with either a pastry cutter or two knives until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs. 
  • Stir together the pumpkin puree. In a separate bowl, stir together the pumpkin purée, milk, egg and vanilla extract.  
  • Combine the wet and dry ingredients. Then add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.  Stir together with a wooden spoon or spatula until just combined.  Be careful not to over mix the scone dough.
Process photos of mixing scone ingredients.
  • Knead the dough. On a lightly floured working surface, knead the dough 3-4 times until it comes together. 
  • Roll the dough out. Start to roll the dough out with a rolling pin to an approximately an 8 inch circle that is approximately 1 inch thick.  Then use a sharp knife or pizza cutter to cut the dough into 8 wedges (triangles). 
  • Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Transfer the wedges to the parchment paper lined baking sheet. 
  • Bake the scones. Bake for 10-13 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. 
  • Allow to cool. Then allow the scones to cool at room temperature for 10-15 minutes. It is important they cool before adding the glaze.
Rolling and cutting dough.

FOR THE GLAZE: 

  • Make the glaze. While the scones are cooling, prepare the glaze. 
  • Get out a bowl and combine the ingredient list. Place the powdered sugar into a medium bowl.  Gradually stir in the milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until a thick glaze forms.  You may not need all the milk. 
  • Divide the glaze. Then divide the glaze evenly into 2 separate bowls.  Set aside one bowl and then stir in the pumpkin purée and pumpkin pie spice into the 2nd bowl to make the spiced glaze. 
  • Dip the scones. Once the scones have cooled, dip them upside down into the white glaze until the glaze coats the top of the scones.  Then set them on a plate or cooling rack to dry (15-20 minutes). 
  • Add to a piping bag. Add the spiced glaze to a piping bag with a small round tip or a ziplock bag with a cut in the corner of the bag.  Drizzle the spice glazed over the top of the scones and allow this glaze to cool as well (15-20 minutes).  
Dipping in glaze and drizzling more glaze on top.
  • Serve and enjoy! They are so amazing. Everyone will go crazy over this easy recipe.

Tips

  • Make sure to use pumpkin purée and not canned pumpkin pie filling for this recipe. Pumpkin pie filling has added ingredients and seasonings that you do not want.
  • Instead of cutting in the butter, you can add the dry ingredients and the cubed butter to a food processor and blend them together until the batter resembles coarse crumbs. This method is quicker if you have a food processor.
  • Use cold butter in this recipe. It will make it easier to cut into the flour mixture. Cold butter also results in flaky scones once baked.
  • We used regular milk in this recipe but you can also use heavy cream.
  • If you don’t have a piping bag, you can put the glaze in a ziploc bag. Cut the corner off of the bag and pipe the glaze on the scones.
  • The glaze can be adjusted if needed. If it is too thin, add more powdered sugar. If it is too thick, add more milk.
  • Double the recipe for even more delicious treats. The recipe is easy to double. The scones disappear quickly so you might want to go ahead.
  • The flour should be spooned and leveled into the measuring scoop. You do not want to scoop it. This could result in too much flour and that will make the scones crumbly.
  • Don’t use granulated sugar as a substitute for powdered sugar in the glaze. It will make it grainy and the texture will not be the same.
  • The first layer of glaze should be set before adding the next. It will not look as pretty if it has not set.
  • Do not over mix the dough or knead it excessively. It should be mixed until just combined.

Starbucks pumpkin scones on a wire rack.

How to store:

These are best served within 3 days of making them but you can store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.  

Make sure they are completely cool before placing in the container. I suggest placing wax paper between the layers of scones to prevent them from sticking.

Starbucks pumpkin scones on a plate.

Can you freeze scones?

This recipe can easily be frozen. Allow to cool and then place on a baking sheet. Put in the freezer for 5 minutes so the glaze will completely set.

Then use plastic wrap to cover each scone separately. Place the wrapped scones inside a freezer container or bag up to 2 months in the freezer.

Since they are individually wrapped, it makes it easy to grab one for a quick treat or breakfast. We love to enjoy these year round and it is so handy having some in the freezer.

Another option is to freeze the scones without the glaze. Then make the glaze and apply when ready to enjoy. Either option is suitable and you can use the method you prefer.

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Try Pumpkin Scone Starbucks Recipe.

It is packed with the best pumpkin flavor. Pair one of these scones with a hot cup of coffee for a real treat.

It is the perfect afternoon pick me up and so decadent. The layers are flaky and so tasty.

Skip the long lines and high prices at Starbucks. This easy recipe is so tasty and everyone will love how they turn out.

We enjoy these every Fall for the perfect pumpkin treat. If you love pumpkin flavored baked good, this is one to try.

Try making these today for a great treat. It is time to start baking all things pumpkin!

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Starbucks Pumpkin Scones

5 from 9 votes
Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Scone recipe is soft and delicious. The glaze is packed with pumpkin for even more flavor.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cool 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Calories 263

Ingredients

FOR THE SCONES:

FOR THE GLAZE:

  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1 Tbsp Pumpkin Purée
  • 1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice

Instructions

FOR THE SCONES:

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, salt and brown sugar.  Then cut in the cold butter with either a pastry cutter or two knives until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs.
  • In a separate bowl stir together the pumpkin purée, milk, egg and vanilla extract.  Then add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.  Stir together with a wooden spoon or spatula until just combined.  Be careful not to over mix.
  • On a lightly floured working surface, knead the dough 3-4 times until it comes together.  Roll the dough out with a rolling pin to an approximately an 8 inch circle that is approximately 1 inch thick.
  • Then use a sharp knife or pizza cutter to cut the dough into 8 wedges (triangles). Transfer the wedges to the parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10-13 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  • Then allow the scones to cool at room temperature for 10-15 minutes.

FOR THE GLAZE:

  • While the scones are cooling, prepare the glaze.
  • Place the powdered sugar into a large mixing bowl.  Gradually stir in the milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until a thick glaze forms.  You may not need all the milk.
  • Then divide the glaze evenly into 2 separate bowls.  Set aside one bowl and then stir in the pumpkin purée and pumpkin pie spice into the 2nd bowl to make the spiced glaze.
  • Once the scones have cooled, dip them upside down into the white glaze until the glaze coats the top of the scones.  Then set them on a plate or cooling rack to dry (15-20 minutes).
  • Add the spiced glaze to a piping bag with a small round tip or a ziplock bag with a cut in the corner of the bag.
  • Drizzle the spice glazed over the top of the scones and allow this glaze to cool as well (15-20 minutes).
  • Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Make sure to use pumpkin purée and not canned pumpkin pie filling for this recipe. 
Instead of cutting in the butter, you can add the dry ingredients and the cubed butter to a food processor and blend them together until the batter resembles coarse crumbs. 
These are best served within 3 days of making them but you can store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 263kcal, Carbohydrates 44g, Protein 3g, Fat 9g, Saturated Fat 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g, Monounsaturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0.3g, Cholesterol 35mg, Sodium 155mg, Potassium 79mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 26g, Vitamin A 2055IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 69mg, Iron 1mg

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