Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scones

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2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 large egg
1/4 cup dried milk powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Egg wash & Cinnamon-sugar (optional)

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg; whisk in sugar until combined. In a medium bowl, whisk together pumpkin, egg, milk powder and vanilla.  Knead butter into flour mixture until pea-sized lumps form.  Fold pumpkin mixture into dry ingredients, until just combined.  Pat dough into an 8-inch round on a surface dusted with sugar.  Cut into 8 equal triangles.  Transfer to a greased cookie sheet.  Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar. 

Bake 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown and well risen. Cool 1 minute before transferring to wire racks.

Makes 8 scones

21 comments:

  1. These look so yummy! I can't wait to try out the recipe. I've also stocked up on quite a bit of canned pumpkin. Would there happen to be a substitute for dried milk powder?

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    1. I would just leave it out. It won't make that much of a difference. I think it makes them a little crumblier and absorbs some of the moisture from the pumpkin.

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  2. These look delicious! I'll try them tonight.

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    1. I did -- really good! No word on adding the chocolate chips, though, so I added them to the dry ingredients after the butter was kneaded in. The dry milk is a great idea because the pumpkin is so wet that you don't want to add more liquid, but the dry milk adds the flavor and I think it would definitely make a difference in texture without it. I am always in awe of your ability to put things together so well and so quickly!

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  3. Looks great! I love cinnamon, but there's something about the smell and taste of cloves that just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

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  4. Hmmm I've actually spotted a TON of pumpkin chocolate chip scone recipes out there...but no matter! There's always room for more in my life and in my belly!

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    1. I found a lot of pumpkin, but not pumpkin chocolate chip.

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  5. i totally hoard pumpkin all summer long too! aldi always takes forever to get it in!!!

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    1. Yes they do! I'll probably go this weekend to check.

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  6. I'm really, really far behind the curve. Are you in Chi town attending culinary school? Jealous. I had a driver ask me the other day what I would do if I won the lottery. I said I would add on to my kitchen, but professional grade appliances and enroll in Le Cordon Bleu!

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    1. I'm in pastry school! It's never too late, Tamilyn.

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    2. It is on my bucket list :)
      Way to follow your dream-you rock!

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  7. These look absolutely delicious! The pumpkin scone is my favorite at Starbucks so I should really give these a try.

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  8. Why have I never seen canned pumpkin in our Aldis here?! I love aldi but I'd love them even more if they stocked pumpkin hehe.

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    1. I think it's rare when they have it! It usually goes fast. I'd start looking for it because now is the time when they'd have it.

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  9. mmm I love autumn and all the flavours and recipes that come with it! I would have to say that cinnamon is definitely my favourite spice of the season, in fact I've decided that it's one of my favourites overall. Glad to see school is going well, and excited to see the cakes you will bake!

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  10. Yum! Pumpkin scones! I'm obsessed with pumpkin in any way, shape or form!

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