Recipe: Pumpkin Biscuits

Makes 16 biscuits

  • pumpkin biscuits_52 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp. packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cut into thin slices
  • 1 15-oz. can unsweetened solid-packed pumpkin


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Grease a cookie sheet or line it with a piece of parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, stir the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and spices. (You may need to crumble in the brown sugar with your fingers.) With a pastry blender or two knives, cut in the butter until the mixture looks like cornmeal. Stir in the pumpkin, and mix until a soft dough forms.
  3. On a well-floured surface, with well-floured hands, pat out the dough to about 8 inches square, 1/2-inch. Using a floured, sharp knife, cut in half and half again-in both directions-to make 2-inch-square biscuits. Place them on the cookie sheet, and put it on the middle rack of your oven. Bake the biscuits for 15 to 20 minutes (because they’re already brown, you may need to break one open to see if they’re done). Serve hot or at room temperature. Makes 16 to 18 biscuits.

Adapted from Family Fun magazine