Pumpkin Scones

Until today, Lemon Ginger Scones were my fav scones on the planet. But then I discovered these Pumpkin Scones. I found them on Sweet Pea’s Kitchen, and now they are my new favorite.

I served them to my vt-ers who came over today. Then Peter and I ate the rest of the batch.

Honestly, make them. They’re delish.

Pumpkin Scones

Scones:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
6 tablespoons cold butter, cut into 1-inch cubes
1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
3 tablespoons half-and-half (or cream)
1 large egg

Powdered Sugar Glaze:
1 cup plus 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk

Spiced Glaze:
1 cup plus 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk
Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves to taste

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with fit the paddle attachment, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. Add the butter and toss with a fork to coat with the flour mixture. Mix on medium-low speed until the texture resembles coarse cornmeal. Do not over mix! You want the chunks of butter to be almost grape-sized.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the pumpkin, half-and-half and egg. Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients, and mix just until it comes together.

Roll out scones (about 1/2″ thick). Place on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 14-16 minutes, or until light brown. Place on wire rack to cool.

While the scones are cooling, make the powdered sugar glaze by mixing the powdered sugar and milk together until smooth. When scones are cool, brush plain glaze over the top of each scone. Allow to firm.

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.

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