Baked Goods & Sweet Treats Recipes

Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Scones

Everyone and their mother as a recipe for Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Scones. So I thought, why not throw my hat in the ring! Mine are a little bit spicier than your classic Starbucks scone. A bit more like a gingerbread with a pumpkin twist!

Pumpkin Scones
pumpkin scones cooling

Adapted from Inspired Taste
(Makes 16  scones)
4 cups of plain flour
2/3 cup of light brown sugar, packed
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons of cloves
1 teaspoon of nutmeg
1 teaspoon of ginger
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 cup of butter, chilled and cubed
1 cup of pumpkin puree
2 eggs
3 teaspoons of vanilla
6 tablespoons of milk

(For glaze)
1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
2 tablespoons of milk

(For spiced glaze)
1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
2 tablespoons of milk
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/3 teaspoon of cloves
1/2 teaspoon of ginger
dash of nutmeg

Preheat oven to 400 F. In a large bowl, add all your dry scone ingredients and mix togethers. Then add the chopped butter and press it into the dry ingredients until it resembles bread crumbs.

In a separate bowl, whisk together all the wet scone ingretients. Then fold the wet ingredients into the dry. Then turn your dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough in half . With one half of the dough, kneed a few times and then roll the dough out into a rectangle about an inch thick. Cut the rectangle in half lengthwise, and then crosswise and then each smaller rectangle into two triangles. Then repeat with the other half.

Place your scones on a tray covered in baking paper and bake for about 12 minutes. Then move the scones to a wire rack to cool for at least 20 minutes.

While the scones are cooling make your glazes. For the regular glaze just whisk the powdered sugar and the milk together. For the spiced glaze, sift the powdered sugar and spices together and then whisk in the milk until smooth.

When the scone are full cooled, first cover them with the regular glaze and then drizzle the spiced glaze over top that. Allow the glaze to set for 30 minutes before eating.

pumpkin scone dough pumpkin sconesscones before icing tray of scones

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  • Yum! I have never had Starbucks pumpkin scones but anything with pumpkin sounds like a winner to me!

  • Oooh these look GREAT! πŸ˜€ perfect snack with an Sunday afternoon tea yes? xx

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  • Yum! These look delicious! I’ll have to try to make them myself soon as a teatime treat! I love anything with pumpkin (and ginger is always nice too!).

  • Angie SilverSpoon

    Perfect for Halloween!

    Lots of love,


    SilverSpoon London

  • Sounds delicious!

  • Scones are very British of you πŸ™‚

    • Thank you ;D But before I accept the temporary laurels of Britishness, I must confess that these are American scones. Such a thing does exist and is a completely different beast than it’s English cousin. American scones are loaded with fat and sugar (not surprising, right?) and don’t lend themselves to being topped with heaven. I mean clotted cream. x

      • Is it just me or are the American scones sounding a LOT more fun than British ones πŸ™‚

  • These look so yummy and perfect for this time of year. x

  • Wait, what? Those are scones? But… they’re triangular! I think my brain just exploded πŸ˜‰

    • Ha, that’s because they are American scones. We have scones in the US too but they are pretty different from British scones. You don’t really put anything on them and they are more of a coffee cake-esque pastry. x

  • You may have just saved me a fortune with this post. What a star you are πŸ™‚

  • I’m loving all your pumpkin inspired recipes! Now I just need to make the time to actually try a few of them myself! πŸ™‚ x

    • One pumpkin baked good and you’ll be hooked! Once the leaves start to change colors, I immediately start craving pumpkin! x

  • Aaaaand now I want all the scones. The glaze is really the piΓ¨ce de rΓ©sistance. Your posts always turn me into a zombie (except instead of brains, I’m after well-made baked goods).

    • Hahahahahahah this comment is the winner of this post. I love it! (And thank you so much!) xx

  • Gingerbread-ish scones?! Count me in! Scones and clotted cream and tea make life worth living. πŸ™‚

    • Brilliant! Although these are so sugar laden and rich that I’d advise leaving the clotted cream at home this time πŸ˜‰ x

  • Mmmmm Sam might need to fight me for these…

    • Done! I think the structure of these could convert well into a gluten free version depending on the substitutes! x

  • Yum! I haven’t made scones for a really like time, but this recipe is making me want to attempt to make them again! Yum!

  • Looks so yummy!!! I like the two glaze idea!

    • I’d like to take credit for it, but I stole it from Starbucks. Although it makes sense. The spice glaze packs a big wallop so you wouldn’t want too much of it! x

  • Those glazes just really make them seem even more delicious than they already look!

  • PERFECT since my local starbucks is a pumpkin spice free zone. And my coworker offered to let me use her oven…this might be just what the doctor ordered!

    • A pumpkin spice free zone?!?! Nooooooooooooooooo! This might definitely satisfy your cravings then! x

      • I’m sad to say it’s true! I’m sure these will do the trick!

  • Sarah Betty

    This is such a good idea. I need to make them asap! xx

  • This look delicious…. I’m cool with pumpkin anything! I would definitely try these when I finally stop making my favorite pumpkin cookies (but I really can’t stop so it could be a little while) πŸ™‚ The bummer thing is that they stop selling cooking pumpkins here in early November. Not pleased.

    • If you have a favourite pumpkin cookie, I say never give up! (I bake the same things for myself all the darn time!) Could you can some pumpkin yourself to stock pile it for a little while? x

      • I’ve never canned anything (besides kimchi) before, but man, that sounds worth looking into for sure! Good idea πŸ™‚

  • Those look really delicious! I hope I can find some pumpkin puree around Vilnius.

    • Do they sell pumpkins close to you? If so, it’d take more effort but you could make your own puree! x

  • I are a pumpkin scone for what I think was the first time the other day, and it was so delicious! This recipe post literally is making my mouth water. Can’t wait to bake these myself!

    • Ah thank you! But as you’re entering summer I bet you’re glad to put the cold weather flavours on hold for a little while! x

      • Well it’s a little strange but pumpkin isn’t really an autumnal flavour for us here in Australia so I think I’ll get away with making them haha! Xo

        • I wonder why! Do lots of pumpkins go there? x

          • We have pumpkins year round and actually make salads with pumpkin, soups, savoury foods etc. Pumpkin desserts are quite unusual here though – you definitely can’t buy pumpkin pie here! We tried it for the first time last year and absolutely loved it! Now I’m determined to make my own!