I enjoyed making these scones so much this summer, that when I found a recipe for pumpkin scones I had to try them.
I made them one afternoon and had them ready when my kids came home from school. They devoured them very appreciatively. I decided never to underestimate the power of home-baked snacks to make for happy children! It works for husbands too.
Pumpkin Spice Scones
5 c. flour (I used 1 c. whole wheat and 4 c. all-purpose)
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. butter, cut into cubes
1/2-3/4c. canned pumpkin
1 c. buttermilk
Cinnamon sugar: 5 1/2 tsp. sugar +1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1. Combine dry ingredients in large bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender (you can also use a food processor) until you have coarse blend. Add buttermilk and pumpkin and gently fold to combine.
2. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and work gently until dough comes together. Pat it into a 1 inch thickness.
3. Combine 5 1/2 tsp. sugar with 1/2 tsp. cinnamon and sprinkle over the top of the dough.
4. Use a knife or roller cutter to slice into squares. ( I usually get about 2 dozen small scones.)
5. Bake at 375 for 15 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving.
source: Good Cheap Eats