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Posted on Wed, Dec 12, 2012 : 3:45 p.m.

Eggnog scones - an ideal Christmas breakfast

By Mary Bilyeu


Mary Bilyeu | Contributor

Here's a lovely, simple treat that would make a great gift, or an ideal breakfast while opening presents on Christmas morning.

These were a tremendous hit at my house over the weekend. Sometimes I bake and get to enjoy the treats for several days; these scones lasted for only 24 hours!

Eggnog Scones

2-1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon aluminum-free baking powder
1/2 cup quick-cook oats
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/3 cup butter, softened
1 cup eggnog
1/3 cup dried cranberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a baking sheet.

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, baking powder, oats, and nutmeg. Mix in butter with a fork until mixture is crumbly. Stir in eggnog and cranberries.

Place dough onto the prepared baking sheet, and form an 8-inch round. Score it into 8 pieces, then bake for 30-35 minutes until set in the center and golden. Let cool completely.

Glaze: 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1-1/2 tablespoons eggnog

Stir confectioners' sugar and eggnog together; drizzle over scones. Cut into individual scones.

Makes 8 scones.

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Thu, Dec 13, 2012 : 4:46 p.m.

These were really easy to make...and very tasty! Thanks


Thu, Dec 13, 2012 : 1:32 p.m.

Mary, please say something about the significance of aluminum free baking powder in this recipe. Will there be some unwanted chemical interaction, or is it a preference for another reason?

Jessica Webster

Wed, Dec 12, 2012 : 8:55 p.m.

Oh Mary! This looks amazing! Now I don't know whether to make these or my apple/cheddar/bacon scones. What a delicious dilemma!

Mary Bilyeu

Wed, Dec 12, 2012 : 9:03 p.m.

Of course, you just have to make both! Sweet and savory. I know the eggnog ones get devoured quickly; I can only imagine how fast the others would disappear! So you simply have to have both on hand to satisfy the hungry masses ... :)