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Starbucks Pumpkin scones
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Starbucks pumpkin scone copycat recipe

These Starbucks pumpkin scones are the best copycat recipe out there. Made with a thick and soft pumpkin scone base then topped with a sweet glaze for the ultimate finish!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time33 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Glazed pumpkin scones, Pumpkin scones, Starbucks pumpkin scones
Servings: 6 scones
Calories: 590kcal


Pumpkin scones

Sugar glaze


  • Start by preheating the oven to 400F then line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, mix the pumpkin puree, milk, egg, and vanilla extract then set aside. Plac back in the fridge preferably to keep cold.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, ground cinnamon, ground cloves, ground ginger, ground nutmeg, baking soda, and salt. Stir everything together to combined then add in the cold cubed butter.
  • Using a pastry cutter or your hands, work the butter into the dry ingredients. It should resemble coarse crumbs.
  • Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet pumpkin mixture. Stir using a rubber spatula until a soft dough appears. Don't overmix the dough, you will still be able to see some flour in there.
  • On a lightly floured surface, pour the soft pumpkin scone dough, then gently pick up half of the dough from one side and fold it over the other half. Continue doing this folding process 2-3 more times or until the flour has mostly disappeared, the easiest to do this is with a pastry scraper. Make sure to try and shape your dough into a rectangle as your fold.
  • Once the flour mixture is gone, shape the scone dough into an 8x5 inch slab that's about 1 inch in thickness. Slice 6 squares, transfer to the prepared baking sheet and bake for 17-18 minutes. Let the scones cool down on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.

Make the glaze

  • While the scones are cooling down, make the glaze by combining the powdered sugar and 2 tbsp heavy cream together in a medium bowl (starting with the powdered sugar and then the heavy cream). Whisk the mixture until smooth. Add 1/2 tablespoon of heavy cream as needed to thin out your glaze enough to be able to spread it on the scones.
  • Take 1 tablespoon of the glaze and place it in a smaller bowl. Add in the pumpkin puree, spices, and 1 tablespoon of extra powdered sugar and stir again. Place this glaze in a ziplock bag to decorate the scones later.
  • When the scones are cool enough, spread about 1.5-2 tablespoons of the white glaze on each scone, return the scones to the cooling rack and let the glaze set for 5-10 minutes.
  • Cut the tip of the ziplock bag with the spiced glaze, and decorate the scones. Let the scones set for another 15-20 minutes and enjoy!


How to store these Starbucks pumpkin scones?

You can store these pumpkin scones in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.
You can also refrigerate them in an airtight container for up to 5 days.


Calories: 590kcal | Carbohydrates: 86g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 1080mg | Potassium: 234mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 3883IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 158mg | Iron: 4mg