Friday, December 2, 2011

Pumpkin Scones

As you all are well aware, I'm on a pumpkin kick....

Pumpkin Scones - Delicious!

1 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. whole wheat flour
2 tsp. baking powder
3/14 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. allspice
1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. sugar (brown will give a richer flavor)
1/2 c. butter, cubed and chilled
1 egg
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 1/2 T. white sugar mixed with 1 tsp. cinnamon


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  In a bowl, sift together all the dry ingredients. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

In a separate bowl, beat together egg and pumpkin.  Fold this mixture into the dry ingredients, just until moistened.  Turn dough out onto a floured surface and pat into two circles, about 1/2-3/4" thick.  Cut each circle into 6-8 wedges (depending on how big you want them).

Place triangles on ungreased cookie sheets.  Sprinkle generously with cinnamon-sugar. Bake until golden brown, 12-14 minutes.