When the cool fall air greets you in the morning, warm up with one of these Easy Glazed Pumpkin Scones and a cup of coffee.

Easy to wedge into your baking schedule, these pumpkin scones require only beginner-level baking skills are ready in less than 30 minutes.

They offer a nice break from the more traditional fall pumpkin recipes. And, for those of you looking for a less-sweet option, you can always skip the powdered sugar glaze.

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Gotta Have Some Coffee with Those Scones?

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Simple to Make−Easy Glazed Pumpkin Scones

Get the recipe from: Butter with a Side of Bread

I love to bake. But I know not everyone is comfortable with it.

So, if there’s one baked good I’d recommend a novice or hesitant baker try, it’s scones. They’re fast and pretty much no-fail.

Plus, there is no perfect form when it comes to a scone. Scones are rustic in shape, which makes them a less stressful baked good.

They’re practically screaming for you to try them!

Left: Pumpkin Scones ingredients. Right: Vanilla Glaze ingredients.

Five things to know about the Easy Glazed Pumpkin Scones recipe:

  • Scones are one of the simplest things to bake. If you’re not a baker, don’t worry. These scones don’t require any advanced baking skills and are ready in less than 30 minutes. They’re the perfect thing for novice or beginner bakers.
  • Pro Tip: How to quickly soften frozen butter. If you’ve ever forgotten to set out your butter to soften, don’t worry! You can quickly soften butter by dropping your wrapped stick of butter into a Ziploc, closing the Ziploc removing the air in the bag, dropping the Ziploc into a bowl of warm (not hot!) water, placing a heavy glass (or other heavy object) on the bag to keep the butter stick(s) submerged, and waiting 20-30 minutes. Your butter will be perfectly softened!
Soften frozen butter in 20-30 minutes in a Ziploc submerged in warm water.
  • Pro Tip: If you’re going to grate your butter, make sure it’s frozen. It seems obvious to say, but you can’t grate softened butter and you won’t want to grate butter out of the fridge. You need to use frozen butter and grate it on the smallest holes of your grater. Frozen butter grates well and incorporates well into the dry ingredients. If you’re grating it in advance of making the scones, be sure to pop the grated butter back into the freezer until you need it.
  • Don’t over mix or over knead the dough. When it comes to scones, mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients just until the dough forms. Then stop. You also don’t want to over knead the dough. You’re just bringing it together and if you knead it too much, your scones won’t rise. Less is more when it comes to mixing and kneading scone dough!
Don’t over mix or over knead your dough!
  • Pro Tip: When cutting your scone dough, use the sharpest knife in your kitchen and wipe it clean between each cut of your dough. Don’t get lazy here. It’s a necessary step. The scone dough will be floured on the outside, but the interior will be sticky and your knife will pick up that sticky goodness. If you don’t wipe it, you’ll end up smushing (a technical baking term) the dough down because the knife will be sticking to the dough which will impede the rising process you’re looking for during cooking. Just wipe your sharpest knife clean with a damp paper towel between slices. Did I mention you should use your sharpest knife???
Use your sharpest knife and wipe it between each cut.
  • Check the bottom of your scones as they bake. You can quickly go from perfectly baked scones to burned bottom scones in a matter of minutes, so check the underside of your scones and then poke a toothpick into the center of the scones to check for doneness. If the toothpick comes out clean, the scones are done!
Easy Glazed Pumpkin Scone