Learn how to make coffee shop-style pumpkin spice scones at home with this easy recipe! They’re unbelievably flaky, loaded with pumpkin and spices, and perfect alongside a cup of coffee.
Hey, all you Team Pumpkin-ers! Are you ready to receive all the glorious fruits of yesterday’s pumpkin labor? It’s SCONES!
Big, fat coffee shop-style scones pumped up with all the pumpkin ‘n’ spice possible, and then smothered in fun-sized amounts of creamy glaze.
Uh-huuuuh. Excuse me while I go wipe off this drool forming on my keyboard…and then grab another. ↑↑
I mean, you didn’t REALLY think I would leave you hanging yesterday with tons of homemade pumpkin puree and then not share a recipe using it, did you?
Friday would have it no other way. 😉
Guys, I seriously just think all of us pumpkin-addicts should start a club. Pumpkin Lovers Anonymous. I’d totally bring us all snacks in coffee shop-style pumpkin spice scones form.
…Maybe. Depending on what degree of a scone-binging mood I’m in.
Just a few things to remember about making the perfect scones…Scone Science is in session!
Butter. Butter, butter, BUTTER! It’s your best friend when you’re trying to achieve that perfect, ultra-flaky scone. Whatever you do, make sure it’s completely chilled and cold. This will build up all those buttery-flaky layers of scone goodness!
Nobody ever claimed that scones were diet-food. *sigh*…in a perfect world…
One final note on the dough for these scones: (I go over it in lengthy detail in the recipe below) You do NOT want to overwork the dough—Gently, GENTLY fold the wet ingredients into the dry until a shaggy clump of dough forms.
Then you’re going to turn the dough onto a floured surface and again, VERY gently knead it a few times until it comes together into a smooth, cohesive dough.
From there, you’re going to divide the dough into two rounds. Score eight scone wedges from each and you’re ready for baking!
I always, always bake my scones in a very hot 400F oven, to encourage fast rising and form that golden scone topping that gets me EVERY time.
And then came the glaze….
These scones totally got glazed to within millimeters of their lives, because seriously: scones without glaze = a cry-like-a-baby kind sad kind of scone.
Dear pumpkin scones: why must you be so darn amazing?
P.S. never change, okay?
Sincerely with copious amounts of love, Sarah.
Coffee Shop-Style Pumpkin Spice Scones
- 4 cups white whole wheat flour plus more for dusting surface
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1-1/2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
- 1 cup cold butter cubed
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/3 cup half-and-half cream
- 2 large eggs lightly beaten
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2-3 tablespoons milk
- Preheat oven to 400F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and sugar. Using a pastry cutter, or your fingers, work cold butter cubes into flour mixture until crumbly and butter forms pea-sized clumps.
- In a separate bowl, whisk pumpkin, cream, eggs, and vanilla until smooth. Pour liquid mixture over butter mixture and very gently fold until a shaggy dough forms.
- Turn dough onto a floured surface and VERY gently knead several times until dough just comes together.
- Divide dough in half and pat each half into a 6 to 7-in round. Using a benchscraper or a sharp knife, cut each round into eight wedges. Place wedges 2-in apart on prepared baking sheets.
- Bake scones at 400F 10-12 minutes or until tops begin to turn golden. Cool scones on a wire cooling rack, while you prepare the glaze.
- Make the glaze: In a small bowl, whisk powdered sugar, vanilla, and just enough milk to achieve a drizzling consistency.
- Drizzle glaze evenly over each scone and allow scones to set 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
If you make this recipe, be sure to tag your photo #wholeandheavenlyoven on Instagram. And follow me so we can be friends! ♥
More pumpkin things for the weekend? It’s kinda an addiction. ♥
Pumpkin Cheesecake French Toast
White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Mocha
Coconut Oil Pumpkin Spice Pancakes
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
Oh these look way better than coffee shop scones, Sarah! I love how fluffy and full of flavor thee are. I think I could devour a few of these and never go back to the store-bought kind again. This would go perfectly alongside my morning cup of coffee!
Thanks so much Gayle! If you love the storebought pumpkin scones, then you would most definitely enjoy these! 😉
Kelly // The Pretty Bee: Allergy Friendly Eats says
Wow, I don’t know what coffee shop you go to, but I’ve never seen anything that looks as good as these do! Yum! I’ll take a half dozen. 🙂
Haha! You are seriously so sweet, Kelly. Thanks for the kind words, friend! xoxo
Jen | Baked by an Introvert says
Yummo! These scones look way better than the coffee shop ones. They are huge! I want to go make some right now! Have a wonderful Friday!
Thanks Jen! Hope you had a fabulous weekend!
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter says
These scones look SO much better than any bakery! I love how thick and fluffy they are! So gorgeous and irresistible!
You’re so sweet, friend! Thanks for all the scone love! xoxo
haha yup definitely team pumpkin!! These scones look incredible! And gorgeous photos too! Happy happy weekend!!
Team pumpkin for LIFE! LOL. Thanks so much Ashley! xoxo
These scones are so thick and gorgeous! I haven’t made scones in ages, and now I’m craving some in the biggest way. These I need to try!
Aww thanks for the sweet words, Marcie! These sound right up your alley!
There’s nothing better than a scone warm from the oven and a cup of coffee! These scones look amazing!
Right?? There’s just no beating it! 😉 Thanks Christin. <3
I just love scones, and of course the best ones are homemade. These look great, and that glaze really looks delicious!
YES! Homemade scones absolutely trump the ones from the bakery! 😉
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says
These scones look perfect Sarah! And I bet they taste way better since they’re made with homemade pumpkin puree. Happy Halloween friend!
The pumpkin flavor totally shines through in a BIG way when you use the homemade puree! Totally worth it. 🙂
I’m always so impressed with your baking, but these might just take hte cake! these look so awesome, Sarah!! All that pumpkin goodness in these perfect scones!
Aww Izzy, you are too sweet! Totally wish I could send you a few dozen of these scones! xoxo
Can I substitute the half and half with pumpkin spice creamer?
Yes, that would work fine!