Starbucks Pumpkin Scones Copycat

Starbucks Pumpkin Mini Scones Copycat is our favorite recipe for these mini pumpkin scones.  Moist, tender, and pumpkin-delicious!  These mini pumpkin scones make the perfect little snack to serve with your favorite tea or coffee!

Starbucks Copycat Mini Pumpkin Scones

For the past few years, I enjoyed Starbucks mini scones; especially the pumpkin ones this time of year. 

But with this recipe, everyone can enjoy these pumpkin mini scones without running out to buy them.

These scones will have a soft texture,  just like the ones at Starbucks.

They will go great with Pumpkin Spice Lattes, or our Easy Low-Fat Caffe Lattes. YUM!

Additionally, we’ll show you how to make them easily and for a fraction of the cost.

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Starbucks Pumpkin Scones Copycat Recipe

For years, I have always wanted to make scones.  Now I have the perfect excuse.

You see, we love pumpkin scones, especially the “mini” ones at Starbucks.  But this year for some reason they are nowhere to be found.   

Needless to say, the large ones are available but they are very high in calories (about 450 calories and up, per scone) and loaded in sugar.  …YIKES and no thanks.

So you can imagine how disappointed I was when I discovered Starbucks was only distributing the large-size scones, and not making the mini ones anymore. 

That’s when I decided to get back into the kitchen and make these mini-ones myself.

With this easy recipe, you too can make them in your kitchen, and enjoy them all season long.

So let’s get started, shall we…

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How to make Starbucks Mini Pumpkin Scones?

Ingredients for Mini Pumpkin Scones… (*full recipe card below!)

  • all-purpose flour – you will need 2 + 1/4 cups (272g).
  • light brown sugar – 1/3 cup (65g) packed
  • some spices – ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground cloves, and ginger
  • baking soda, and salt
  • butter  – 1/2 cup (115g), (1 stick, or 8 Tbsp.)
  • pumpkin puree – 1/2 cup (113g)
  • some milk or non-dairy milk
  • 1 large egg
  • vanilla extract
  • and powdered sugar – needed for glazing

Directions to Make Starbucks Pumpkin Scones Copycat:

There are a few easy steps to making these mini pumpkin scones. 

STEP 1: Make the dough: 

1.  Mix all dry ingredients.

2.  Then add the pieces of butter.

3.  Mix the butter into the flour mixture, using your hands.

4.  Next, add in all the wet ingredients and mix until it is incorporated.  The dough will be very sticky.  Then add in the remaining flour. 

NOTE: No need to chill the dough beforehand. But you can if you prefer.steps to mixing the scones dough. by

STEP 2: Work the dough:

5.  Knead the dough in the bowl.

6.  Transfer to a floured surface.

7.  Pat the dough, and flatten it (about 1/2 to 3/4-inch thick) to an oval or rectangular shape.

8.  Then grab a rolling pin and a sheet of wax paper, and lightly roll over it, once, to make it seamless.

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STEP 3: Slice and cut the dough into triangles, then bake:

9.  Slice or cut the dough into triangle pieces with a pizza cutter or knife.   I realized I cut them too big, and therefore, I  had to cut them again, into smaller triangles.  Then bake them for 12 minutes.

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10.  Optional:  Make the glaze and dip each one into the glaze.  Let the glaze set.  Then the final step is to make a second spiced glaze to drizzle over them.

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Baking Notes & Tips…

  • HOW TO SLICE THE DOUGH? It is best to slice the dough, vertically into 3 pieces (not in half, as shown in the photo). Then cut into triangles.  This will allow you to cut into small triangles easily.
  • WHAT IF THE CUTS ARE NO PERFECT? When cutting them into triangles, don’t fret to make them perfectly shaped.  They will bake evenly.
  • CAN WE CHILL THE DOUGH? The dough will be very soft.
  • HOW MANY “MINI” SCONES WILL IT YIELD? This recipe will yield 32 to 36 mini scones, enough to share with family and friends.
  • HOW MANY “LARGE” SCONES WILL THIS RECIPE YIELD? This recipe will also make the large scones, about 16 large ones.
  • STORING and FREEZING: Keep these scones in a sealed container. They will stay fresh for up to 4 days, and longer if kept in the refrigerator.  They freeze beautifully and for up to one month.

Starbucks Pumpkin Scones Copycat Recipe is very straightforward, and not complicated. 

Best of all, one mini pumpkin scone is only 75 calories!  So you can have two – guilt-free!

Try this recipe – you’ll love them too.



More delicious Pumpkin Treats!

Yield: 32 to 36 mini scones

Starbucks Pumpkin Scones Copycat

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Starbucks Pumpkin Scones Copycat is our favorite recipe for these mini pumpkin scones.  Moist, tender, and totally delicious!  These mini pumpkin scones make the perfect little snack to serve with your favorite tea or coffee! Easy to make, lower in calories, and budget-friendly.
Prep Time 16 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes


  • 2 + 1/4 cups ( 272g) all-purpose flour - divided
  • 1/3 cup ( 65g) packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup (115g) butter ( 1 stick, or 8 Tbsp.)- cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup (113g) pumpkin puree
  • 2 Tbsp. any non-dairy milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract

For The GLAZE:

  • 1 cup (130g) powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. water

For Spiced Glazed:

  • 1 cup (130g) powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/8 tsp. ginger
  • dash of nutmeg
  • 1 Tbsp. water


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (204.4C). Place a sheet of parchment paper on two baking sheets and set them aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, stir 2 cups of flour with the rest of the dry ingredients. Cut the butter into pieces and add them to the flour mixture. Using both hands to mix the butter into the flour mixture, until it is very crumbly.
  3. Next, in a small mixing bowl, whisk together the pumpkin puree, milk, egg, and vanilla extract.
  4. Make a well in the flour mixture and pour in the pumpkin puree mixture and use a wooden spoon to blend until all the flour is well incorporated. The dough will be very sticky at this point. Now, you can use your hands to knead the dough inside the bowl. Now, sprinkle in the remaining 1/4 cup of flour, and work it into the dough.
  5. Place the dough onto a floured surface. Gently pat it to flatten. Flip it over and continue to flatten to shape it into an oval or rectangular, at least 1/2-inch thick.
  6. Use a cookie cutter, or sharp knife to slice the dough vertically into 3 sections, then cut into mini triangles. If you need to, flour the cookie cutter or knife to help cut into triangles.
  7. Use a spatula to transfer the mini scones onto a baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, or until they show cracks on top.
  9. Remove and allow the scones to cool completely on the wire rack before glazing.

Directions for Glazing:

  1. Using a fork, first blend the powdered sugar with water in a small bowl. Take each scone, one at a time and dip into the glaze and allow to drip off excess. Then transfer it back to the wire rack and allow the glaze to set. Continue until all the scones have been dipped.

To Drizzle the Spiced Glaze:

  1. In the same bowl, blend the powdered sugar with all the spices and water. Use a fork to drizzle over each scone. Allow the glaze to settle and dry before storing them in a container.
  2. Yields: 32 to 36 mini pumpkin scones


It's best to allow the scones to cool before glazing them.

Glazing the scones is optional, but they are so much more delicious with both glazes.

Nutrition Information:


32 to 34 mini scones

Serving Size:

1 mini scone

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 75Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1.8gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 42mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: .3gSugar: 5.1gProtein: 1g

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