Check out this easy recipe for pumpkin spice scones and some scone making tips!
The one thing that always makes the end of summer and the start of autumn more celebratory than sad for me is the introduction of pumpkin into everything. I am one of those people who love the flavors of pumpkin (and it’s spice) and no matter the saturation of it on blogs and in stores, it warms my heart.
My oven also warms my heart, my kitchen and bakes me some delicious pumpkin goodies.
Scone Making Tips
I decided to share a pumpkin spice scone recipe and some tips on making scones for you today. Scone tips from my personal experience first.
Tip 1. Cold butter. Cold everything actually. Besides making sure that your butter is cold, but not frozen, you also want your tools to be cool and to manhandle the dough as little as possible (so your hands don’t warm the dough.)
Tip 2. Don’t over mix. Your ingredients are combined when the dry ingredients are wet. Once they are wet, stop mixing. Sounds simple enough but it’s really easy to over mix.
Tip 3. Flour everything. Make sure the surface you spread the dough out on is well floured, and flour the knife you use to cut the dough. If your dough is sticking to your surface, you need to flour it more. Same with your knife and same with your hands.
Pumpkin Spice Scones
If after reading this, you’re in the mood to make more pumpkin spice things, check out my round-up of things to make with pumpkin pie spice!
And here are some of my favorite scone recipes: