Pumpkin Scones

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I love to make muffins, but sometimes I just feel like making scones. A scone is a fancy word for a “rich, quick bread cut into a triangle shape” according to the Merriam Webster Dictionary. Pumpkin is very versatile, and I have been testing it in different baked goods lately. Scones are yummy any time of the day, not just for breakfast!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups white flour
  • 13 cup light brown sugar
  • 12 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 14 teaspoon baking soda
  • 12 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 14 cup milk
  • 34 cup packed pumpkin
  • 12 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12 cup old fashioned oats
  • 14  teaspoon salt

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Blend flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a large bowl with a large spoon. Using two knives, “cut” the butter into the mixture until it resembles large crumbs. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. On a floured surface (I used about 2 teaspoons flour) take the mixture and knead about 15-20 times. Put flour on the palms of your hands, if necessary – the mixture may be a little sticky! Press into a 9-inch circle to about 1/4 to 1/2 inch in thickness. Using a serrated knife, cut into eight equal sized triangles and place on to the cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the scones comes out clean. Remove from oven and immediately transfer to a wire rack to cool. Store covered at room temperature.

 *These scones are fabulous on their own, but I recommend making a really EASY chocolate glaze to compliment them! When the scones are completely cool, just melt one ounce of a “Baker’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate Premium Baking Bar” in a small bowl in the microwave and drizzle with a spoon!


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Cathy Blatnik

Cathy is originally from Maryland, but has been living in the Midwest for more than 13 years. She has been "retired" from the paid workforce since 1996 to raise her family, which includes her husband, adult stepson, an adult daughter in college and a son in middle school. She has been baking and cooking for as long as she can remember in "Cathy's Kitchen". She is very excited to be able to share her recipes with other home cooks!

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