November 14, 2012

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scones - Vibrant Designs by Mimi

Celebrate autumn with these pumpkin-chocolate chip scones!
Hi Sugar Bee readers! I'm Mimi, of Vibrant Designs by Mimi.
I love fashion, designing clothes and jewelry, and pretty much anything crafty, including trying new things in the kitchen. I'm super excited to be sharing this amazing recipe with you today.
My favorite scone recipe comes from this book, which I got as a gift when I was little. But with a chill in the air and the leaves changing colors, I really wanted to add a fall twist to this brunch classic.
The recipe calls for 2 cups flour, 1 Tbsp. baking powder, 2 Tbsp. sugar, 1/2 tsp. salt, 6 Tbsp. chilled butter, 1/2 cup buttermilk, and 1 lightly beaten egg.
To those basic ingredients I added 3/4 cup pumpkin pie mix and 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips.
(You can also add up to 1/2 tsp. cinnamon for extra yumminess!)
Here's everything laid out on the counter and ready to go!
1. Mix together all dry ingredients in a big bowl.
2. Cut butter into small pieces and add to dry ingredients,
then use a pastry cutter to blend it all together till it resembles coarse crumbs.
3. Make a well in the center of the dry mixture,
and add buttermilk, pumpkin, and chocolate chips.
4. Stir until the dough clings together and is a bit sticky.
Be careful not to stir too much, because you don't want the scones to be tough!
5. Pat dough out on a floured countertop.
Gently shape
into a 1 1/2" thick square
and cut dough into triangles with a sharp knife or pizza cutter.
(You could also use a cookie cutter if you wanted!)
6. Place scones on an ungreased cookie sheet,
beat the egg and brush lightly on top of the unbaked scones,
and put them in a 425 degree over for 10-15 minutes,
until pastries are light brown.
Beautiful and delicious! 
You can make a glaze by mixing 1/2 cup powdered sugar with just enough milk to make it spreadable, or try with cream cheese icing or Devonshire cream for an extra-special treat.
While you enjoy your autumn treat with a cup of your favorite tea, why not complete the relaxing experience by giving yourself a quick pedicure update with my super-easy Zebra Nail Art tutorial?
Or stop by my Etsy store to check out all kinds of fun items for a head start on your holiday shopping, 
 like the ruffle scarf (available in many colors)

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About Author:

Mandy is a craft blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing, and DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She loves being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City Area. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Google +

2 Fabulous Comments:

I haven't had scones since my BFF and I had tea in London, but I've pinned this post so when our two daughters are a little older, we can have a tea party with them and serve these!

mmm, any time I can have chocolate chips and call it breakfast sounds good to me!

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