Starbucks {Copycat} Pumpkin Scones

 Earlier this year, all the Starbucks in Northern California stopped selling Starbucks pastries, but instead had pastries from La Boulange.
This wasn't a big deal to me until this Fall when I realized La Boulange doesn't make a pumpkin scone!!!
My beloved Starbucks Pumpkin Scones were not available to me this Fall. I was NOT happy about this. I look forward to the Starbucks Pumpkin Scone every October.
My Starbucks Pastry Case. Boo.
When we went to my Granmy's house for her 102nd birthday a few weeks ago,  I went to her Starbucks & was SO excited that they still carried Starbucks pastries (Grammy lives in the Central Valley) You better believe I bought all the pumpkin scones they had at her Starbucks.
 But, rumor has it that in the next year, Starbucks is replacing ALL their stores to have pastries from La Boulange pastries. Worst News Ever.

This prompted me to search for a pumpkin scone recipe. 
I found one on Pinterest that was for Starbucks Copycat Pumpkin Scones.
I knew I had to make them! 
I read through all the comments and adapted it slightly. 
{Original recipe here

Here is what you need:
 For the Scones:
2 cups flour
7 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinammon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
6 tablespoons cold butter
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
3 tablespoons 1/2 & 1/2 (I used whole milk)
1 large egg

 Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and spices in a large bowl.
 Using a pastry knife, fork, or food processor, cut butter into the dry ingredients until mixture is crumbly and no chunks of butter are obvious. 
 Set aside.

 In a separate bowl, whisk together pumpkin, half and half, and egg. 
 Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Form the dough into a ball.
Pat out dough onto a lightly floured surface and form it into a 1-inch thick rectangle (about 9 inches long and 3 inches wide). 
Use a large knife or a pizza cutter to slice the dough twice through the width, making three equal portions. 
*****Next time I make these, I am going to make the scones smaller. I am going to do  4 or 5 lines instead of 3. ****** 
Cut those three slices diagonally so that you have 6 triangular slices of dough. 
Place on a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat:
 Bake for 14 to 16 minutes. Scones should begin to turn light brown. Place on wire rack to cool.
Now it's time to make the glazes:
There are 2 glazes for these scones. 
The first glaze is the powdered sugar glaze: 
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
2 tablespoons whole milk

Mix the powdered sugar and 2 tbsp milk together until smooth.
When scones are cool, use a brush to paint plain glaze over the top of each scone.
When that glaze is hard (about an hour later) then, it is time to make the Spiced Glaze:

1 cup powdered sugar
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
2 tablespoons whole milk
1/2 teaspoon cinammon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 pinch ginger
1 pinch ground cloves 
Combine the ingredients for the spiced icing together. 
Drizzle this thicker icing over each scone and allow the icing to dry before serving (at least 1 hour). 
A squirt bottle works great for this, or you can drizzle with a whisk.
The Result?
Pretty good!
 Did they like look like the Starbucks Pumpkin Scones?
Kind of.
Did they taste like the Starbukcs Pumpkin Scones?
Kind of.
The Starbucks ones are better, but this recipe is a great one to have.
Will I make this recipe again?
Yes! Especially since Starbucks pastries are going bye-bye nationwide by the end of 2014.

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  1. I've never actually had the pumpkin spice scones at Starbucks, but I've made a recipe super similar to this one, and I heart them! I better try the Starbucks ones before it's too late...

  2. Ohh those sound good! You should have a pumpkin scone bake off with your friends! Whoever gets the most similar taste to the original is deemed the winner! I love pumpkin everything and I am sad it's not more widely available year round!

  3. i had a similar situation happen w/ the chicken sausage wrap.
    it's pretty much a tragedy in my book. they kept all the other wraps and sandwiches, but ditched that one w/ the la boulange switch.
    they still carry them in hawaii (where I had one) and in oklahoma and texas (so i was told), and san diego (until they did the switch).

    anyway, i feel your pain. hahaha :)

    these look GOOD :)

  4. Yummy! Your pumpkin scones look so delicious! They might even look better than the Starbucks scones...

  5. I also loved the pumpkin scone but am not as resistant to change and lower calories and enjoyed the pumpkin pastry.

  6. Girl. I feel your pain. The scone and the muffin. Sad, sad days. But I LOVE the spinach croissant. So that helps. But I do miss the scone. I'm glad these came close at least? ;) Thank you for linking up!

  7. I need to find some canned pumpkin! Not something we have here at all- pumpkin soup in a can, yes. Pureed Pumpkin, not so much.!

  8. I love Starbucks pumpkin scones! I made your pumpkin bread and pumpkin snickerdoodles! Best pumpkin bread ever and the cookies were delicious! Love your blog!

  9. Pumpkin pie spice is all your missing, I added 1/4 teaspoon and it was amazing!

  10. I rarely ever go to Starbucks, but this morning it was extra cold so I stopped in one and they had a bunch of these pumpkin scones. I live in Louisiana so that doesn't help you much, but I thought about you and wished I could send them to you!

  11. Scones are sooo much work. But I would eat one if you made it! :)



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