recipe: Eggnog scones - an ideal Christmas breakfast
Mary Bilyeu | Contributor
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!
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.
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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