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Better Than Starbucks Pumpkin Scones

  • Author: Lauren
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 large scones 1x


Ready to do some fall baking? These Better Than Starbucks Pumpkin Scones are tender, flaky, and so easy to make! They can be made in one bowl and come together in minutes. Made with simple ingredients such as pumpkin puree, cold butter, brown sugar, and warming spices. This easy scone recipe is everything you could possibly want for fall. And as the title suggests, they are even better than Starbucks pumpkin scones!




2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 cup brown sugar, packed

2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup cold butter

1 egg

3/4 cup pumpkin puree

1/3 cup heavy cream

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


2 Tablespoons unsalted butter

1/3 cup pure maple syrup

1 cup confectioners’ sugar


  1. Mix the dry ingredients - In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, brown sugar, and pumpkin pie spice.
  2. Cut in the butter - Use a pastry cutter (or two forks) to cut the cold cubed butter into the flour and spice mixture until you start to see small pea sized butter pieces throughout.
  3. Add in the wet ingredients - Add the pumpkin puree, heavy cream, egg, and vanilla extract to the bowl. Stir until thoroughly incorporated.
  4. Form your dough - Dump your dough onto a flat surface and knead with your hands a few times until all of the dry strays are mixed in. Form dough into a circle that is about an inch and a half thick. Use a large knife and cut into 6 even triangles. Separate the triangles and place on a parchment lined baking sheet and let rest in the freezer for 15 minutes.
  5. Bake - Remove from freezer and brush the tops of each scone with a bit of heavy cream. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until the top of the scones are lightly golden.
  6. Glaze & serve - Allow scones to cool about 10 minutes. In a small bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, butter, and confectioners sugar. Allow scones to cool about 10 minutes before topping with the maple glaze.


  • To store: Keep tightly wrapped in plastic wrap or a sealed container for up to 3 days.
  • To freeze: It is always best to freeze the scones at their freshest. Just make sure they have completely cooled before wrapping in plastic wrap and sealing in an airtight container or freezer bag. You can freeze these scones for up to 3 months and transfer it to the fridge to defrost overnight.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast

Keywords: pumpkin scones