And don't be afraid of making scones, either. These are super easy and if you use cold enough butter and enough flour while you are kneading the dough, these will come out great. Use a very sharp knife to cut them into scone shape and don't worry about them being pretty - they will be good regardless!
I used my other little measuring cup from Mollie, too!
Pumpkin White-Chocolate Chip Scones
from Annie's Eats
Makes 8 scones
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup light or dark brown sugar
½ teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1/3 cup white chocolate chips
1/3 cup buttermilk
½ cup pumpkin
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the egg wash:
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon milk or cream
Preheat the oven to 400° F and place a rack in the middle of the oven. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar, spices, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut the butter into small pieces and blend into the flour mixture with a pastry blender or two knives. The mixture should look like coarse crumbs.
I told you that you would need a pastry blender!
Stir in the white chocolate. In a separate bowl mix together the buttermilk, pumpkin and vanilla, and then add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture. Mix just until the dough comes together. Do not overmix the dough.
Transfer to a lightly floured surface and knead dough gently four or five times and then pat the dough into a circle that is about 7 inches round. Cut the circle into eight equal triangles. Place the scones on the baking sheet. Brush the tops of the scones with the egg wash.
Place the baking sheet inside another baking sheet to prevent the bottoms of the scones from over browning. Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.