I don’t know what it is, but I just get this huge urge to throw some flour around the kitchen and create delicious pastries for family and friends (See: Nessa Makes Recent Recipes).
This time around, I made some delicious Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Scones for friends who would be staying the weekend. Each year they come down and go to a convention with my husband, so I wanted to be sure to give them something delicious to eat for breakfast while they were here.
Yes– you heard that right.. our daily dose of Pumpkin Spice Java is in our breakfast! Yum.
THEY AREN’T. I was so surprised at how easy they were. You just mix the ingredients together, roll out the dough, cut it with a pizza cutter, bake, and wah-lah! Fancy, delicious, Fall-time scones.
I guess my pregnancy nesting skills are paying off. Ha!
Since the scone recipe was light on the sugar (in my opinion), I made a light glaze made from confectioner’s sugar, creamer, brewed coffee and lightly brushed it on top. It really helped to add that little bit of sweetness it needed without being too overpowering.
Even though a certain guest had a hard time accepting that there was chocolate in a pumpkin-flavored food (ahem), they were really good! It was a perfect way for us to connect since we do not get to see each other all that often. Our friends live about 3 hours away, so when they come to visit, it’s a real treat!
Tell me, how do you like to connect with friends and family? We love connecting over food any chance we can get!
- 2 Cups Flour
- 2 Tbsp Baking Powder
- ½ Cup Sugar
- ½ Cup Canned Pumpkin
- 1 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips
- ¼ Cup Nestle Pumpkin Spice Creamer
- ¼ Cup Brewed Coffee of your choice
- 6 Tbsps Cold butter, cut into 1 Tbsps pats
- 1 Egg
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Mix all ingredients in order on low until all ingredients are completely incorporated.
- If the batter seems to sticky or wet to handle, add a few more Tablespoons of flower until it's a nice dough consistency.
- Liberally flour a flat surface and roll out scone done until it's about ½" thick, in a circular shape.
- Cut the dough with a pizza cutter to get pizza-like shapes.
- Cook until dough has risen and becomes a golden color and edges crunch up a bit-- about 9-12 minutes.
- For the glaze: Put ¾ Cup of Confectioner's Sugar into small mixing bowl. Wisk in 1 Tbsp of Pumpkin Spice Creamer and 1 Tbsp brewed coffee. Apply glaze to scone with a pastry brush.