Welcome fall with these butter, flaky Pumpkin Scones. The coffee glaze makes them perfect for breakfast or snack time!
And it’s Pumpkin time! Wohoo! 😀 Which actually means it’s my favorite time of the year to bake. I go pumpkin crazy during fall so expect a lot of pumpkin recipes in the next 2 months or so. I stil can’t believe that we are in to the next pumpkin season already. And this will be gone quickly too and we will be then into the candy cane season. Anyway for now let’s focus on the beautiful fall and all things pumpkin.
This is my favorite time of the year. I love looking outside the window, everything looks just so beautiful. I remember my 1st year in US, I would ask my hubby to stop the car all the time. Like it was all new to me and I was so fascinated by all the gorgeous fall colors that I just wanted to look at every tree on the road ha ha. Now I don’t do that but I still love it just as much. Other than how gorgeous it is outside, baking during fall is also my favorite. There’s something so special and magical about the aroma of warm spices, it fills my heart with a lot of happiness.
The weather has actually gone quite cold here in the north-west. So the other day while sipping on my chai, I thought of making these Pumpkin Scones. I thought there couldn’t be a better treat to get into the mood of fall baking than these scones because you know we all need to snack on something with our coffee or chai as the days get colder, something warm and comforting. And these pumpkin scones are just that!
They are packed with all the fall flavors. The aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves etc. filled my kitchen as I baked these scones and it felt so wonderful. Whenever you make scones, just take care of 2 things –
1) Use very cold butter. I usually cut the butter into small pieces and then place in freezer for 30 minutes or so before using in the recipe. When you put the scones to bake, the fat in the butter evaporates which leads to steam, which further leads to air pockets resulting in that flaky texture than you expect in a scone.
2) Don’t overwork the dough. Be gentle with it and mix till just combined.
Oh and you know, I just had to cover these pumpkin scones with the coffee glaze. They kind of felt incomplete without it! So guys get baking with pumpkin and start with these scones. They are easy to make fall treat and I am sure you will love these. Is there anything/ any particular fall recipe that you want me to try? Please let me know in the comments section below and I will try my best to perfect it!
In a bowl whisk together all purpose flour, cinnamon powder, nutmeg powder, ginger powder and all spice. Add the baking powder and whisk.
Now add both the sugars and combine. Cut in very cold butter (which has been cut into small pieces) using a pastry cutter or two forks till the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
In another bowl whisk together egg and vanilla extract.
Add pumpkin puree, heavy cream and mix till well combined.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.
Mix lightly till combined. Dump the dough on lightly floured surface and work on the dough till it’s comes together and is smooth. The dough will be sticky so use flour while you are working with it.
Shape the dough into a 8 inch circle. Using a sharp knife cut the circle into 8 triangles.
Bake at 425 for 15 minutes. While the scones are baking make the coffee glaze! To make the coffee glaze, in a small bowl add instant coffee with milk and mix till combined. Transfer this coffee mixture to another bowl with 1 cup powdered sugar. Mix till glaze is smooth.
Pour over pumpkin scones and enjoy!
*Scones freeze well. If you want to freeze these pumpkin scones, don’t add the glaze. Let them cool down to room temperature and then place in a ziplock bag and freeze!
* Always remember to use very cold butter. Remember my tip of cutting the butter into small pieces and then placing it in freezer for 30-60 minutes before using in the recipe.
* I used all spice in this recipe, you can very well use 1/4 teaspoon of ground clove in place.
Pumpkin Scones with Coffee Glaze
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- ½ cup butter [1 stick] unsalted, cold & cut into small cubes
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup granulated white sugar
- 2.5 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg powder
- ¼ teaspoon all spice
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons heavy cream or half & half
- ½ cup pumpkin puree
- 1.5 teaspoons instant ground coffee
- 4-5 teaspoons milk
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- In a bowl whisk together all purpose flour, cinnamon powder, nutmeg powder, ginger powder and all spice. Add the baking powder and whisk.
- Now add both the sugars and combine.
- Cut in very cold butter (which has been cut into small pieces) using a pastry cutter or two forks till the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- In another bowl whisk together egg and vanilla extract.
- Add pumpkin puree, heavy cream and mix till well combined.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix.
- Dump the dough on lightly floured surface and work on the dough till it's comes together and is smooth. The dough will be sticky so use flour while you are working with it.
- Shape the dough into a 8 inch circle. Using a sharp knife cut the circle into 8 triangles.
- Bake at 425 for 13-15 minutes or till they get lightly browned.
- To make the coffee glaze, in a small bowl add instant coffee with milk and mix till combined. Transfer this coffee mixture to another bowl with 1 cup powdered sugar. Mix till glaze is smooth.
- Pour over pumpkin scones and enjoy!
Pumpkin Scones with Coffee Glaze
54 thoughts on “Pumpkin Scones with Coffee Glaze”
I’m assuming this recipe calls for 1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter, yes? Butter is listed in the directions, but not the ingredients list.
Yes it does! So sorry, don’t know how I missed that! Updated the recipe now and sorry again for the confusion!
I am pinning this one to my pumpkin everything board! this looks amazing, love the coffee glaze idea!
Thank you Sara!
Loved the combo..especially the coffee glaze!!…Very inviting and a perfect fall treat!!
Indeed! Thanks Padma!
Delicious scones, Manali! I remember doing the same (asking husband to stop car :)) when I just came to US and was living in Seatle for sometime! Colors and flavor of fall are totally irresistible!
haha it’s just so pretty, not our fault! and you need to visit Seattle again and meet me! 🙂
Love that coffee glaze Manali!! I can literally drink that glaze! And these pumpkins scones are such a perfect fall treat 🙂
Drinking that glaze isn’t a bad idea! Thanks Ami!
Fall is my favorite season, and these pumpkin scones need to happen! I love the pumpkin and coffee flavors together, Manali — these look incredible! 🙂
Same here! Thanks Marcie!
I LOVE pumpkin! I’m so excited for the fall time for that very reason, haha! You somehow managed to combine two of my favorite flavors in the world, pumpkin and coffee!! I must try these very soon…Thanks so much for sharing this yummy recipe, Manali! 🙂
Thank you Joscelyn! haha we are all excited for the same reason! 😉