Frugal Foodie Mama: Pumpkin Spice Scones with Pumpkin Spice Coffee Glaze

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Pumpkin Spice Scones with Pumpkin Spice Coffee Glaze

These Pumpkin Spice Scones are the perfect partner for a warm cup of coffee & for sharing a few smiles with friends and family...
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In my pre-husband, pre-baby girl days, catching up used to mean meeting up with a girlfriend or my sister at one of the many nearby coffee shops in the large Midwestern city we used to live in.  Meeting up for coffee was always the perfect way to catch up when you hadn't connected in a couple of weeks- it could be planned on a whim, it could be budget friendly (meet up for coffee versus meeting up for dinner or drinks- yep! Coffee is cheaper. ;) ), & typically you could linger all day at a coffee shop laughing and chatting without a barista giving you the stink eye.  

Fast forward a few years, a husband, a sweet baby girl, and a move back to my small hometown... with just two coffee shops within a 15 mile range.  
Oh and most of those girlfriends I used to meet up with for coffee are 3 1/2 hours away in that large Midwestern town.  
Yep. Coffee dates, connecting with those old friends and even new friends doesn't happen all that often anymore.
Sure we can chat online or give each other a call, but there is nothing like sitting across from each other, face to face at a small table in a coffee shop, sipping on a fancy coffee and nibbling on some fresh baked scones.

But I can now re-create that experience with new friends, with my sister (who followed me back home shortly after my move) with a cup of fresh brewed coffee hit with a splash of Pumpkin Spice Nestle Coffee-mate and warm, homemade Pumpkin Spice Scones drizzled with a delicious Pumpkin Spice Coffee glaze.

Who needs a fancy coffee shop?  Or to find a baby sitter when you can have the coffee shop experience, the opportunity to connect and catch up in the comfort of your own home? :)

Pumpkin Spice Scones with Pumpkin Spice Coffee Glaze

by Frugal Foodie Mama
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 14-16 minutes
Ingredients (9 scones)
    For the scones
    • 2 cups flour
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1 tbsp baking powder
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
    • 6 tbsp cold unsalted butter, cubed
    • 1/3 cup canned pumpkin
    • 1/2 cup liquid Pumpkin Spice Nestle Coffee-mate
    • 1 egg
    For the glaze
    • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
    • 2 tbsp strongly brewed coffee (such as Gevalia French Roast)
    • 2 tbsp liquid Pumpkin Spice Nestle Coffee-mate
    Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.

    In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
    Cut in the butter with a pastry blender or two forks until a crumbly mixture forms.
    Add in the wet ingredients- the pumpkin through the egg. Mix well.

    Turn the dough onto a well floured surface. Work it into a rectangle shape, about 13-14 inches long, 6-7 inches wide.
    Cut into thirds and then cut the thirds into 3 triangles. I used a pizza cutter to do this- worked like a charm!

    Place the cut scones on your prepared baking sheet. Bake for 14-16 minutes or until golden brown along the edges.
    Let cool completely on a wire rack.

    While the scones are cooling, whisk together all the ingredients for the pumpkin spice coffee glaze.
    Place a sheet of waxed paper under the wire rack the scones are cooling on.
    Once cooled, generously drizzle the glaze over each of the scones while still on the wire rack- the waxed paper will catch all the drips and mess!

    Enjoy with your favorite cup of coffee and someone you love!

    This recipe is based off THIS ONE from the Brown Eyed Baker.
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    Bake up a batch of my Pumpkin Spice Scones this weekend and invite over a friend or family member to catch up over coffee before the hectic holiday season is upon us.  And don't forget to pick up a bottle of Pumpkin Spice Nestle Coffee-mate! :)

    Who have YOU been meaning to connect with lately?