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Eggnog Scones

December 3, 2018 (Last Updated: November 29, 2019)

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Homemade Eggnog Scones are perfect for breakfast or for a snack during the holidays!

Eggnog Scones plated on a large platter.

Do you like eggnog? Then you will love these Eggnog Scones! 

A baking sheet with golden scones.

Oh my goodness, it is the holiday season! I have been busy baking up a storm, especially with holiday cookies! But I have also been busy baking scones!

A drizzle onto a scone on a baking rack.

What are eggnog scones?

During the holidays, we have eggnog in our fridge.  My daughter and my husband love drinking it and adding it to their coffee.  I decided to add it to these scones. The flavor is all eggnog – nutmeg and cinnamon! Eggnog is added to the dough and added to the sweet drizzle. 

Two triangle shaped scones on a snowflake patterned plate.

I decided to make these eggnog scones right after Thanksgiving. I love to make scones and I have several scone recipes – raspberry scones, cranberry scones, strawberry scones, and pumpkin scones.  For these eggnog scones, I replaced the cream with eggnog. I also added a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg.

What ingredients do I need to make eggnog scones?

  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Nutmeg
  • Cinnamon
  • Eggnog
  • Powdered sugar (for glaze)

Tips for Making Scones in the Food Processor

  • Place all dry ingredients in food processor – pulse until mixed.
  • Use cold butter cut into small 1/4 inch cubes.
  • Add butter to food processor and mix for 5- 7 seconds.
  • Add liquid – mix until dough begins to form together.
  • Dump dough and any dry mixture onto a counter. Lightly knead any remaining flour into dough.

Tips for Making Scones by Hand

  • Place all dry ingredients into a bowl – mix.
  • Use cold butter cut into small 1/4 inch cubes.
  • Add butter to dry mixture. Use you hands to incorporate butter into the flour. I  use my fingers to smear the butter and flour mixture together.
  • Add liquid and mix just until dough comes together.
  • Dump dough and any dry mixture onto a counter. Lightly knead any remaining flour into dough.

Homemade Eggnog Scones on a plate.

How long will these scones keep?

Scones are best eaten within two days of baking. 

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Homemade Eggnog Scones are perfect for the holidays.

Eggnog Scones

A perfect scone for the holidays! Eggnog scones are made with eggnog, and a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Baking, Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 8 scones
Calories 296 kcal


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup cold butter (cut into small pieces)
  • 3/4 cup eggnog
  • 2 Tablespoons eggnog (for brushing scones before baking)


  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons eggnog


  • In a food processor, add all dry ingredients.  Blend for 3-5 seconds until mixed.
  • Add butter. Blend for 3-5 seconds until butter is well incorporated with the flour mixture.
  • Add 3/4 cup of eggnog.  Blend until mixture forms together, 
  • Remove dough from food processor.  Knead dough a few times, blending in any of the flour mixture that didn't blend into dough.
  • Form dough into a 8 inch circle.  Cut into 8 wedges. Place each wedge on a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper.  Wedges should be spaced 1/2 inch apart. 
  • Brush top of wedges with eggnog.  
  • Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven for 18-20 minutes. 
  • Cool on a baking rack.


  • Mix powdered sugar and 2 Tablespoons of eggnog.
  • Drizzle glaze over cooled scones. 


Serving: 1sconeCalories: 296kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 4gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 193mgPotassium: 236mgSugar: 15gVitamin A: 420IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 114mgIron: 1.6mg
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  • Reply
    nicole (
    January 7, 2019 at 9:40 am

    I LOVE eggnog and these scone look and sound delicious. Thank you for sharing, Kathy! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    December 8, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    Yum! These look good! I haven’t bought egg nog so far this year though. I’m not sure why, but avoiding the grocery store in December might have something to do with it!

    • Reply
      December 9, 2018 at 7:06 pm

      The stores are a bit crazy right now! You might need to do a quick dash in to grab some eggnog!

  • Reply
    Nicoletta De Angelis Nardelli
    December 6, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    5 stars
    Scones are my absolute favorite and I have never had an eggnog scone. These are going on my baking list as soon as I get back in the kitchen (I am away traveling right now). Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Reply
      December 6, 2018 at 6:19 pm

      You bet! Safe travels and happy baking!

  • Reply
    The Novice
    December 6, 2018 at 4:55 am

    I’m 24 years old – and can you believe I only tried eggnog for the first time last Christmas! Well now I’m obsessed and absolutely love it, so these are making me drool! Yum.

    • Reply
      December 6, 2018 at 5:33 am

      Eggnog does seem to be one of those love it or hate it things! I love it!!!

  • Reply
    Fred G
    December 4, 2018 at 7:02 am

    5 stars
    Eggnog and sconces. Good combo.

  • Reply
    December 4, 2018 at 1:31 am

    Perfect looking scones! So inviting, they would go perfect with my coffee right now.

    • Reply
      December 9, 2018 at 7:44 pm

      They are perfect with a nice cup of coffee.

  • Reply
    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    December 3, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    5 stars
    I just want to reach into my screen and grab one of these scones Kathy! That eggnog flavor! These sound amazing!

    • Reply
      December 9, 2018 at 7:46 pm

      The eggnog really shines through! It’s a taste you’ve just gotta love!

  • Reply
    Dawn - Girl Heart Food
    December 3, 2018 at 5:55 am

    5 stars
    Yes! Love eggnog!! What a brilliant idea to make eggnog scones! I bet these would be so lovely Christmas morning. Gotta give these a try soon – the look heavenly, Kathy ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply
      December 9, 2018 at 7:49 pm

      These would be great for Christmas morning…or any morning for that matter! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    December 3, 2018 at 5:38 am

    5 stars
    These scones sound phenomenal, Kathy! Like you, we keep eggnog in the fridge around the holidays. We try to limit ourselves to just 1 or 2 bottles, but I might have to sneak an extra bit in to make these scones. During this time of the year, I love waking up and making a legit breakfast…and these scones would totally qualify! Thanks so much for sharing this one. Hope you and the family had a great weekend!

    • Reply
      December 9, 2018 at 7:52 pm

      It’s great to sit back and enjoy a cup of coffee and a great breakfast! We just need to remember to take the time more often.

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