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Eggnog Scones

Eggnog Scones

Eggnog Scones
Eggnog Scones

Thanksgiving is over, it’s Christmas time. I think it’s a little silly sometimes how much I love Christmas and the things that come with it (Christmas cookies, Christmas trees, Christmas music, etc.) given that I’m Jewish. My family has some weird hybrid holiday traditions: a few years ago we started getting a “Channukah bush,” which at this point has just devolved into a Christmas tree. Last year my mom knit a miniature Santa Claus outfit, long underwear and all, to hang on her tree. My dad, on the other hand, has started doing a “tree of irony” with weird, goofy ornaments and silly lights. My sisters (my little sister especially) are big fans of Christmas cookies, and we usually spend a few days of the winter in the kitchen covered in flour and sugar baking like 20 different varieties.

My mom has been making these eggnog scones for as long as I can remember. They’re a delicious wintertime treat, especially right out of the oven with a little butter and jam… oh man, my mouth is watering.

Eggnog Scones

Makes 16 scones


3 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar, plus a little for sprinkling
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg
3/4 cup butter, cut into small pieces
1 cup eggnog
2 tbl milk


Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg in food processor. Add butter, pulse until course. Add eggnog, pulse until dough forms a ball. Dump dough out onto lightly floured surface, cut it in half, and form two 1-inch-thick rounds.

Cut each round into 8 triangles. Place the scones on a greased baking sheet. Brush them with milk and sprinkle them with sugar.

Now just stick them in the oven for 12 minutes, or until they’re puffed up and a little golden (see pictures below).

Also, my mom sometimes added cranberries, but I can’t remember if she used dry or fresh… Hopefully she’ll let me know and I’ll update the post. Enjoy! (These would be delicious on Christmas morning…)