Scones are the perfect food because they can be eaten at anytime of the day! You can enjoy one for breakfast with your cup of coffee, or during the afternoon when you need a pick-me-up, or even late at night when you need something just a tad sweet. These pumpkin scones make the perfect fall snack, and are super easy to make. So let's get baking!

Pumpkin Scones with Buttercream Frosting

  • Prep Time:20 mins
  • Cook Time:12 mins
  • Total Time:32 mins
  • Servings:10
  • Easy


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 stick salted butter- cold & cut into pieces 1/4 cup butter- melted
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup milk 6 tbsp. milk separated
  • 2 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
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  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 375°.

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  • Step 2

    Spray foil-lined baking pans with baking spray.

  • Step 3

    Mix flour and baking powder together in a medium-sized bowl.

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  • Step 4

    Using a knife and fork, cut the cold butter into the flour mixture. Then use your fingers to crumble the mixture into small pieces.

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  • Step 5

    Mix in the packed brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

  • Step 6

    Mix in the pumpkin puree then milk. Don't over mix the batter; it should be very crumbly.

  • Step 7

    Dump dough onto a floured surface and form into a ball. Roll it out into about a 10 inch diameter that's 1 inch thick.

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  • Step 8

    Cut into 10 equal pieces.

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  • Step 9

    Bake the scones at 375° on bottom rack of oven for 12 mins. They should be golden brown on the tops and bottoms. Cool on cooling rack.

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  • Step 10

    Combine the melted butter, confectioners sugar, and 6 tbsp. of milk in a small bowl to make icing. Add more milk if needed. Ice scones with frosting after they've cooled. Enjoy!

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If you're feeling really fall-inspired, you can even pair these scones with a local cozy beverage, reminding us why fall is the best season of all.