In The Kitchen - Dessert
November 9, 2022

Pumpkin Spice Scones

Ribboned with warm cinnamon crumble, these cozy fall scones are perfect for brunch, tea, or cozying up with your next book.

6 min read

Easy to make and feathery soft, these delicate scones melt in your mouth.  The dough can be made in advance in preparation for a tea or brunch, but the can be made from scratch quickly.  These I made for a road trip for a girl’s trip

Pumpkin Spice Scones

Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min

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  • 1/2 cup butter, unsalted
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3 1/4  cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2/3 cup butterscotch chips
  • cinnamon crumble
               Note: Mix together 1/4 cup flour,  5 Tablespoons butter, 1 1/2 Tablespoons brown sugar, 1 Tablespoon sugar, 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice in a separate bowl then add to dough
  • 1 egg  (optional)
               Note: adding an egg will help scones hold their shape better, but leaving it out, or using only an egg white, keeps the dough softer and fluffier.  
  • For a fun twist, you can also add 1/2 cup sourdough starter.


  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons heavy whipping cream (or milk)
  • 1/2 teaspoon bourbon (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Line the cookie sheet with a sheet of parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
  • Shred the butter and cut it into the flour mixture.  If using an egg, add it in now.
  • Whisk in the heaving whipping cream and pumpkin to the dough.
  • In a separate small bowl, mix together the  crumble.
  • Gently fold the  crumble into the dough and combine just until everything is wet.
  • Transfer the dough onto floured surface and form into a flat round about 1 inch thick.
  • Chill for 30 minutes.
  • Remove dough from refrigerator and cut into desired shape  (using a pastry scraper for a pizza cut or biscuit cutter for rounds).
Pumpkin Spice Scones pre bake on table
  • Bake scones for ~18-20 minutes for smaller scones and 20-24 minutes for larger scones.
  • Remove from oven and place on cooling rack to cool.
  • Mix the icing ingredients together in a small bowl.   Ice sconces once cooled.
Pumpkin Spice Scones on cooling rack

So raise your pinkies and enjoy!