Pumpkin Scones with Spiced Glaze (Starbucks Copycat Recipe)

For all you Starbucks lovers, here is a copycat of their pumpkin scones. It’s topped with two glazes, one regular and one spiced.

For all you Starbucks lovers, here is a copycat of their pumpkin scones. It's topped with two glazes, one regular and one spiced.

September has been pumpkin month since 2013. Since starting it, I’ve wanted to do a copycat of Starbucks’ pumpkin scones. But I never managed to get around to it. This year, that’s all changed!

Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Scones

For the pumpkin scones:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour (plus another 1/4 cup or so for mixing)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 6 tbsps cold butter, cut into cubes
  • 3 tbsps half and half
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 egg

For the glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsps half and half

For the spiced glaze:

  • 1 cup + 3 tbsps powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsps half and half
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice

To make the scones: Preheat your oven to 425*F. In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice. Mix in the butter with a fork or a food processor, until the mixture is crumbly.

In a medium bowl, mix the pumpkin, half and half, and egg. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until they’re mostly combined. If your mixture seems wet, sprinkle in more flour (about 1/4 cup at a time) and mix (this is easier to do with your hands) until it’s drier, but still a little sticky, and easier to work with. 

Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and pat it out into a 7-inch circle. Cut the dough into quarters, using a knife or a pizza cutter, and place the triangles onto a prepared baking sheet. (I use these silicon baking mats and I don’t bother oiling them.)

Bake for 14 minutes, or until the top is lightly browned. Cool for 15 minutes. Then move to a wire rack to cool completely before adding the glaze.

To make the glaze: Whisk together the powdered sugar and milk until smooth. Using a pastry brush, spread the glaze over the scones. Let set (about 15 minutes) before adding the spiced glaze.

To make the spiced glaze: Whisk together, the powdered sugar, milk, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice. Use a spoon to drizzle the glaze over each scone. Let it set before serving.

For all you Starbucks lovers, here is a copycat of their pumpkin scones, complete with two glazes.

For all you Starbucks lovers, here is a copycat of their pumpkin scones, complete with two glazes.

For all you Starbucks lovers, here is a copycat of their pumpkin scones, complete with two glazes.

When I followed the original recipe, which I found on Food Network, I ran into an issue with the consistency. The dough for the pumpkin scones was supposed to be dry, but slightly sticky (as indicated in the recipe). Mine came out completely wet, like drop biscuits. This caused a bit of an issue when kneading (just enough to make sure everything was mixed). So Zach, being far more patient than I am, came in and kneaded some more flour into the dough. He used about 1/4 cup or so, but we didn’t measure.

If you run into this problem, just keep sprinkling flour into the dough until it’s dry enough to roll into a circle and cut. Be careful of over-kneading, though, or the scones could come out tough.

Though the recipe calls for two new batches of glaze, I only used one. I made the original glaze, brushed it over the tops, and then added the spices to what was leftover. It worked for me, but you can add as much glaze as you want.

Pumpkin Scones (Starbucks Copycat Recipe)
Serves 8
For all you Starbucks lovers, here is a copycat of their pumpkin scones. It’s topped with two glazes, one regular and one spiced.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
14 min
Total Time
34 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
14 min
Total Time
34 min
For the pumpkin scones
  1. 2 cups all purpose flour (plus another 1/4 cup or so for mixing)
  2. 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  3. 1 tbsp baking powder
  4. 1/2 tsp salt
  5. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  6. 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  7. 6 tbsps cold butter, cut into cubes
  8. 3 tbsps half and half
  9. 1/2 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
  10. 1 egg
For the glaze
  1. 1 cup powdered sugar
  2. 2 tbsps half and half
For the spiced glaze
  1. 1 cup + 3 tbsps powdered sugar
  2. 2 tbsps half and half
  3. 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  4. 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
To make the scones
  1. Preheat your oven to 425*F. In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice. Mix in the butter with a fork or a food processor, until the mixture is crumbly.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the pumpkin, half and half, and egg. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until they're mostly combined. If your mixture seems wet, sprinkle in more flour (about 1/4 cup at a time) and mix (this is easier to do with your hands) until it's drier, but still a little sticky, and easier to work with.
  3. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and pat it out into a 7-inch circle. Cut the dough into quarters, using a knife or a pizza cutter, and place the triangles onto a prepared baking sheet. (I use silicon baking mats.)
  4. Bake for 14 minutes, or until the top is lightly browned. Cool for 15 minutes. Then move to a wire rack to cool completely before adding the glaze.
To make the glaze
  1. Whisk together the powdered sugar and milk until smooth. Using a pastry brush, spread the glaze over the scones. Let set (about 15 minutes) before adding the spiced glaze.
To make the spiced glaze
  1. Whisk together, the powdered sugar, milk, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice. Use a spoon to drizzle the glaze over each scone. Let it set before serving.
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