Easy Drop Pumpkin Scones with Thyme

Easy Drop Pumpkin Scones with Thyme | 31Daily.com

These Drop Pumpkin Scones with Thyme are a rustic, mildly sweet and even savory fall treat. Perfect for an autumn afternoon tea, a tasty mid-day snack, or a welcome after dinner dessert with a cup of coffee.

And they are one of the easiest scones you’ll ever make.

Easy Drop Pumpkin Scones with Thyme | 31Daily.com

It’s early autumn, the leaves are brilliant but the trees are still full. The contrast of green and russet and gold is stunning. And I’m in the mood for pumpkin. Specifically, pumpkin scones.

Homemade scones, fresh from the oven.

Easy scones. No rolling dough. No kneading, no cutting shapes.

Just a simple fall treat with no intention of perfection. Rustic, yet decidedly delicious. A treat that isn’t overly sweet, yet still has the expected fall warm cinnamony spices we love with pumpkin.

With perhaps… an added, unexpected something.

Easy Drop Pumpkin Scones with Thyme | 31Daily.com

Thus… these Drop Pumpkin Scones with fresh thyme.

The unexpected herb that pairs so incredibly well.

These Pumpkin Scones are so quick and easy to whip up. Little time commitment, huge reward.

In fact… my reward is to curl up with one of these morsels, my favorite book (which is usually my current book), a crackling fire, a Pendleton blanket, and quiet… for perhaps 5 minutes. Which is all one can expect on busy fall days!

But those 5 minutes are blissful… and delicious.

Happy fall everyone!

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Easy Drop Pumpkin Scones with Thyme

Easy Drop Pumpkin Scones with Thyme | 31Daily.com

These Drop Pumpkin Scones with Thyme are a rustic, mildly sweet and even savory fall treat. Perfect for an autumn afternoon tea, a tasty mid-day snack, or a welcome after dinner dessert with a cup of coffee.

  • Author: Stephanie Wilson

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (or 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. ginger, and 1/4 tsp. cloves)
5 tablespoons butter (grated or minced into small pieces)
1 cup pure pumpkin puree
3-4 sprigs fresh thyme (1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme leaves or 1/2 tsp. dried)
1 tablespoon milk + more for the scone tops

Butter Vanilla Glaze

1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1-2 tablespoons milk (to achieve desired consistency)

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment.

Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, brown sugar, and pumpkin pie spice in a large bowl. Add the butter and toss to combine so that the butter is evenly distributed.

Fold the pumpkin and fresh thyme into the dry mixture. Add the milk as necessary, increase or decrease the amount as necessary for a scoopable batter.

Using a spoon or cookie scoop, transfer dollops of scone batter onto the prepared baking sheet. Brush the scone tops with additional milk. Bake in preheated oven for 13 to 16 minutes or until golden brown on top.

Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack before glazing. When cool, drizzle the glaze over each scone, top with additional fresh thyme leaves if desired or pepitas. Enjoy!

For the glaze: Combine the confectioners’ sugar, vanilla, and melted butter. Add just enough milk to achieve desired consistency. I like a very thin glaze for these scones.

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Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her family.

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