When I first started baking, scones intimidated me. I saw so many at the cute coffee shops around town and did not think that I would be able to recreate one of those fluffy, sugar dusted creations!
However, scones happen to be one of the easiest things to freeze and perfect for this busy mom! I searched high and low, and found the perfect recipe that can be adapted easily to fit your needs over at Brown Eyed Baker who adapted it from Hershey!
Originally, this is supposed to be a chocolate chip scone. I normally substitute the regular chips for mini’s and freeze them before they go to the oven. I’ll tell you more about that later.
Since it is fall and I’m on a pumpkin kick, I decided to trade out the chocolate for something a little more festive!
Pumpkin Spice Scone
3¼ C. flour
½ C. sugar
1 T. + 1 t. baking powder
¼ t. salt
1/8 t. nutmeg
2 C. Pumpkin Spice Chips
2 C. chilled heavy cream
2 T. butter, melted
Additional sugar for dusting (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, and set aside.
- Whisk together the flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt. Add the Pumpkin Spice Chips and toss. Stir in the heavy cream until well combined.
- Scoop a heaping tablespoon of dough onto the cookie tray. Brush with melted butter, and dust with sugar. Continue until all of the dough is used.
**TO FREEZE: Here is where you will want to stop if you are planning on freezing these. After you get them all brushed with butter and dusted with sugar, place the entire cookie sheet in the freezer for 30 minutes. Individually wrap each scone in plastic wrap and place in a marked Ziploc. **
- Bake 15-20 minutes, or until lightly browned.
When you are in a rush, just pull one of these out of your freezer and bake for 20-25 minutes. I toss them in first thing, and they are normally ready to eat right around the same time that my little guy is ready for school.
I do have to let you know… even though these are pumpkin spice… they don’t have a true pumpkin flavor. For all of you die hard pumpkin fans, I’ll have a true pumpkin scone up on the site next week!
What flavor of scone would you like to see on the blog?