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Mini Glazed Pumpkin Scones

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Let’s get cozy with these Mini Glazed Pumpkin Scones. Grab a cup of coffee, a good book, your favorite comfy chair, and one of these scones. Maybe two, because they ARE mini! 🙂

Side shot of mini glazed pumpkin scones, spaced out on a wooden background, with some measuring spoons and twine in background.

Iced Pumpkin Scones

Oh Fall. How I adore you so!

  • leaves falling
  • weather cooling (ahhh, at last!)
  • windows open
  • coffee brewing
  • pumpkin pumpkin pumpkin

PUMPKIN!

Overhead shot of unglazed pumpkin scones on a wire rack, over a wooden background, with a white napkin, cinnamon sticks, and a pumpkin decoration in the background.

I’ve attempted to make pumpkin scones about 962 times now. Ok, maybe more like 8 times. But still, incredibly frustrating! I still remember my mom trying to make peanut brittle when we were growing up. For some reason, she just couldn’t get it to turn out. But she just kept trying, over and over again, throwing out batch after batch of peanut brittle. She’d say, “Don’t tell Dad”, because I’m sure he would be frustrated at her for wasting ingredients and money. But I totally get it. I MIGHT HAVE said the same thing to Zach a time or two during my 962 8 attempts at pumpkin scones. Shhhh, don’t tell.

The thing about scones is, they HAVE to be crumbly. If I wanted a soft treat, I’d make a cake or a cookie or a donut.

Scones need to be:

  • crumbly
  • buttery
  • flakey

Scones are not cake, cookies, or donuts. They are crumbly, buttery, and flakey.

The reason for my unsuccessful attempt at pumpkin scones is simple, but not simple. My wet ingredients were too overwhelming for the dry ingredients. The amounts I was using were just too much to create a crumbly scone, and pumpkin is a very moistening ingredient. So I gradually cut out the wet portions, very slowly. Each time, I’d bake them, take a bite, and say, “Shoot” (or something like that)! Then I would reduce the wet a little more, and try again.

Collage process shots of adding the butter and cutting it in.
Collage shots of slicing the scones and placing them on a baking sheet.

Tips for making the perfect Mini Glazed Pumpkin Scones to go with your coffee.

  1. Make sure you have everything out on your kitchen counter and ready to go, before the step where you add the butter.
  2. The butter should be COLD when you mix it in. I usually cube the butter and then stick it in the freezer while I’m getting everything else ready to go.
  3. When you mix the wet ingredients with the dry, be careful to add JUST enough so that the dough is somewhat dry. If your dough is too wet, the scone will not be crumbly. It will be more like a muffin.
  4. If the dough gets too wet, add more flour. If the dough is too dry and won’t stay together, add more cream VERY slowly (just a few drops at a time).
  5. Use flour on your mat to prevent the dough from sticking to it.
  6. Bake the scones until they are just barely browning on top.

Storing Tip – For best results, store these scones in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Freezing Tip – Freeze scones in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

Close-up shot of my had holding a glazed pumpkin scone, with pumpkin decorations and other scones in the background.

Try these scones next: Maple Oat Pecan Scones

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xoxo ~Sue

Side shot of mini glazed pumpkin scones, spaced out on a wooden background, with some measuring spoons and twine in background.

Mini Glazed Pumpkin Scones

These Mini Glazed Pumpkin Scones are crumbly, buttery, and flakey, and they remind me of fall. Perfect snack for your morning coffee!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: glazed pumpkin scones, pumpkin scones
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
Servings: 14 mini scones
Calories: 244kcal
Author: Sue Ringsdorf

Ingredients

For the scones:

  • 2.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter – COLD
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3-4 Tablespoons half and half – or heavy cream or buttermilk

For the glaze:

  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter – melted
  • 2 Tablespoons half and half
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup powdered sugar – more or less, depending on consistency

Instructions

For the scones:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice.
  • In another bowl, combine the pumpkin, egg, vanilla, and 3 tablespoons of half and half. (Don’t add extra liquid until the end, and just IF needed.)
  • Take the cold butter out of the refrigerator and slice into chunks. Using pastry cutter, cut the butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles course crumbs. You want to SEE crumbs of butter.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Don’t over-mix or the scones will be tough. You may need to add additional half and half if the dough is too dry. But it should be on the dryer side verses too wet.
  • Turn dough onto a floured surface. Use hands to form into a large circle and press down to about 1/2 to 3/4 inch thickness. Cut into 14 equal wedges – or any other shape you like.
  • Transfer wedges to prepared baking sheet. Bake until just barely browned on top, about 15 to 17 minutes. Cool on baker’s rack.

For the glaze:

  • Melt the butter in medium sized bowl. Add half and half and vanilla. Then add in powdered sugar until right consistency. You want it to be thick but spreadable.
  • Spread the glaze on the scones, allowing it to set before storing.

Notes

  1. Make sure you have everything out on your kitchen counter and ready to go, before the step where you add the butter.
  2. The butter should be COLD when you mix it in. I usually cube the butter and then stick it in the freezer while I’m getting everything else ready to go.
  3. When you mix the wet ingredients with the dry, be careful to add JUST enough so that the dough is somewhat dry. If your dough is too wet, the scone will not be crumbly. It will be more like a muffin.
  4. If the dough gets too wet, add more flour. If the dough is too dry and won’t stay together, add more cream VERY slowly (just a few drops at a time).
  5. Use flour on your mat to prevent the dough from sticking to it.
  6. Bake the scones until they are just barely browning on top.
Storing Tip – For best results, store these scones in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Freezing Tip – Freeze scones in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 94mg | Potassium: 139mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 545IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1.2mg

2 Comments

  1. Mike Ringsdorf says:

    I am glad that you kept trying because these are awesome! My new rule is that I can have two with every cup of java! Oh, and I guess I need to talk with my son……

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      We still have some in the freezer!! 🙂

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