Friday Feast ~ Eggnog Scones

IMG_2850I always find it sad when the holidays are over, since one of my favorite drinks is eggnog. I’m sure I could whip up a batch, but it marks the closure of another season when I can’t pick up my favorite brand at the store.

Over the weekend, I used the last of my eggnog to make my favorite scones.

Are there any holiday favorites (food or drink) that you’re missing?


 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

8 tablespoons (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut up

1/3 cup sugar

2/3 cup eggnog

2 tablespoons sugar

Fresh or ground nutmeg

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Put flour, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl. Whisk ingredients.

Add butter and cut in with a pastry blender or rub in with your fingers, until the mixture looks like fine granules. Add sugar and toss to mix.

Add eggnog and stir with a fork until a soft dough forms. For dough into a ball, put onto a lightly floured board, and give 10 to 12 kneads.

To make triangular scones, cut dough in half. Knead each half lightly into a ball and turn smooth side up. Pat or roll into a 6-inch circle. Cut each circle into 6 or 8 wedges. Place wedges on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Combine sugar with nutmeg and sprinkle on wedges. Bake about 12 minutes, or until light brown on top.


Old-Fashioned Eggnog

 6 eggs

1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped

4 cups whole milk

¼ cup sugar

¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

¼ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla

Blend together eggs, milk, sugar, nutmeg, and salt. Fold in whipping cream and vanilla. Pour into bowl or pitcher. Cover and chill thoroughly several hours or overnight.


FacebookAmazon Wish ListEmailTwitterShare
Friday Feast, Recipes , ,


  1. Joanie Watson Dixon

    do you have an eggnog recipe for sharing? This recipe for Eggnog Scones sounds great, but I have no eggnog to use. Thanks for any recipes that you may share on this topic.

  2. Dianne

    This sounds yummy!

  3. Tanya

    Going to the grocery on my lunch break and I’ll look for leftover eggnog and see if I can’t whip these up. I know they won’t be as good with “store bought” but I’ve never made homemade eggnog. We are a boiled custard family. Thank you for sharing, dear Mary. ♥

  4. Shannon

    This recipe looks fabulous!! I wish I had it for making at Christmas. I am waiting for your eggnog recipe with bated breath so I can make it soon!

    • Oh Shannon, maybe there’s still some eggnog available in your stores. I’m having a difficult time locating my original recipe from 15 years ago. Will continue to search…

  5. All right…I’ve found one of my recipes for eggnog, which was buried in an old Christmas book. If anyone makes this, please let me know. 🙂

  6. Dalila G.

    Do I LOVE eggnog, it’s my favorite drink to have during the season.
    I get in the dumps when I can’t locate a jug of it anywhere.
    I really should try making it for myself.
    I’m thinking of trying your recipe.
    Thanks for both of the recipes Mary!
    Hope you don’t mind but here’s one recipe that I make, family and friends do seem to enjoy them.

    ~ Chocolate Chip Eggnog Scones ~
    2 cups flour
    1/3 cup sugar
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    6 Tablespoons cold butter
    2/3 cup eggnog
    1 egg
    1/2 teaspoon rum extract
    1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips
    For the Glaze:
    1/2 cup powdered sugar
    1-2 Tablespoons eggnog
    In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and chocolate chips. Add the butter and cut in until the butter is in small pieces.
    Create a well in the dry ingredients and put the eggnog, egg, and extract in the middle. Gently stir until combined.
    Place dough onto a prepared pan. Pat the dough into an 8 inch circle. Use a sharp knife to score into 8 sections. Be careful as the dough is very sticky. Do not try to separate the sections. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and cut all the way through the scored sections. Let cool.
    Stir together the powdered sugar and eggnog. Drizzle over the scones. Let dry.

    • Oh Dalila, I always love hearing from you! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe. They are always welcomed! I never thought to combine chocolate and eggnog–two of my absolute favorites! I just copied yours and I think I’ll make a batch of my eggnog, too. 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Connect with Facebook