Happy First Day of Fall!! When the weather turns cool I love to bake. The smell, the warmth of the oven, it’s just all so cozy. Since it’s now pumpkin season, and I’m kinda basic, I’ve been baking with pumpkin a lot. Jesse made pumpkin bread earlier this month and I made pumpkin spice cookies last week. On a recent trip to Starbucks I noticed that they have pumpkin scones, but they are a little too sweet and cake-like for me. I prefer drier scones, that have more of a biscuit texture. I started playing around with adding spices and pumpkin to Jesse’s favorite scone recipe until I got it just right. These pumpkin spice scones are DELICIOUS, especially with a little dark chocolate drizzled on top!
Start by mixing all of your dry ingredients in a large bowl, then cut in frozen butter. Jesse taught me a little trick to make this easier. Start by freezing your butter for about 30 minutes before hand, then grate the butter using a cheese grater. Once your butter is all grated use your fingers to mix the butter in. When you’re done it should look like a coarse meal. In a separate bowl, whisk your wet incredients (egg, pumpkin, sour cream and vanilla) together. Once they are thouroughly mixed, add the wet to the dry. Mix everything together using a fork until large dough clumps form. Then switch over to kneading it all together by hand.
Once you have a nice large dough ball, place it on a lightly floured surface and pat it out into a rectangle that’s about 3/4″ thick. Use a pizze cutter to cut your rectangle in half vertically and then in half horizontally, forming a plus sign. This gives you four smaller rectangles. Cut each of these rectangles in half diagonally to form eight triangles. Then, sprinkle some sugar over the top of all of your triangles. Place on a baking sheet about an inch apart and bake for 15-17 minutes.
I’ve found with pumpkin baked goods it’s best to let them cool completely before eating. It really makes a difference in the flavor! I also really like the combination of pumpkin and chocolate, so I melted a little chocolate to drizzle on top! Yum!
These Pumpkin Spice Scones are definitely going to be making the regular baked goods rotation around here!