Christmas Morning Treat - Eggnog and Cranberry Scones

Merry Christmas Eve!!
What says holiday more than eggnog and cranberries? Ok I am think of a few Santa, presents, Christmas tree, but seriously when you think food, what is the first Christmas item you think of? Well if you are still needed a Christmas breakfast treat then check out these yummy treats, eggnog and cranberry scones. They are so easy to make, and only take 15 minutes at the maximum to bake so you don't have to wake up super early to pop these puppies in the oven and then your family will be filled with eggnog and cranberry goodness all day long!
So while the children are unwrapping their gifts, get the coffee brewing and munch on these!  Enjoy!

Eggnog-Cranberry Scones
First, gather together your ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon baking powder, 3 tablespoons sugar, 5 tablespoons cold butter, cut into 1/4 inch cubes, 1/2 cup dried cranberries, 1 cup eggnog, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg.
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
In your food processor, add the flour, the baking powder, the sugar then add in the cubes of butter and mix it a good mix.

In a larger mixing bowl,  pour in the eggnog, dash of nutmeg and chopped up dried cranberries. 

 Pour in the flour mixture into the larger mixing bowl, and mix all the ingredients well but don't over mix. 

On your counter, already floured so the dough doesn't stick, gently knead the dough and then pat it out into a circle about 1/2 inch thick. Then cut the dough into 8 parts.


Place your scones on a silpad on your baking sheet and give them a wash of eggnog on the top. I sprinkled some scones with sugar, cinnamon and then cinnamon-sugar both after the eggnog wash.



Cook the scones in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until they are golden brown and look like this when they come out of the oven!
Serve them on a fancy Christmas plate and enjoy!

recipe found here


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13 comments:

kira said...

Those sound so delicious!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

That looks yummy! Merry Christmas to you and your hubby!

Karen said...

Merry Christmas Meg!!!!

Mr. R said...

Oh girl...these look so delicious. I have my Christmas breakfast planned already, but I will definitely be making these sometime over my break! Yummy! Merry Christmas!

Kerri said...

I LOVE scones! Merry Christmas my friend!

Susan said...

Scones are so delicious! I absolutely love them with coffee too. Perfect morning treat! Happy Christmas Meg! I love the look of your blog, so cute :)

Shannon said...

What a perfect Christmas morning treat.

Merry Christmas!!! Hope you have a lovely holiday.

http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

Erin said...

Wait! You like egg nog?! No way!.....okay...I kid. :) Love you girlie and I hope you have a Merry Christmas...filled with Jesus and egg nog!

marie said...

Yummy!!! My kids love my cinnamon rolls but are not so keen on scones so I would have to eat them all, not a good idea. Merry Christmas!!!!

Annie said...

Ohhhh these look SO good :)

Annie
www.othersideofgray.blogspot.com

april@gingerbread said...

Hello, loves this recipe! I am your newest follower from blueberrys blog! xoxo

REBrown said...

These sound delicious - I love eggnog flavored anything!

navy and orange said...

you are so creative and they look delish!

xoxo navy & orange