Hello dear friends, I hope you have been staying warm and enjoying the beginnings of the holiday season! I know that the weather has been a bit unpredictable, especially here in Canada, but I find that even snow (which I don’t exactly love) seems a bit more magical when tinsel and holly are around as well.
Today I’m bringing you a ridiculously (ridiculously) easy quick recipe you can throw together for a fun and festive breakfast or coffee treat! Pumpkin scones with icing – yes, yum! Now if you want to get all fancy and from scratch about it, you can certainly go here and check out my full recipe including homemade icing. But if instead you’d prefer a simple snack that can be thrown together with only a few ingredients, this post is for you.
Here’s how it’s done: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. Mix well one 18.25oz box of spice cake mix with about 15oz of canned pure pumpkin. This batter should be very thick, but smooth. If you like it extra spicy, feel free to add some extra pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, or whatever else you’d like in terms of spices – do not add any of the other usual ingredients on the box, like eggs or water.
Separate the batter into halves, and roll each of the halves into a rough ball. Place each ball onto one of the cookie sheets, and gently pat it in the centre to create a sort of flattened shape, kind of like a peasant loaf.
Bake the batter for about 20 to 24 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Allow the baked scones to cool almost completely, and then carefully use a knife to cut each ball into six segments, like pie or pizza slices. Ice the tops of the scones with some premade cream cheese frosting (or cream cheese flavoured frosting).
Then, put them all on a pretty plate and serve ‘em up!
How have you guys been getting into festive spirits? Anyone trying interesting things with cake mix? Do share, we’d love to hear!