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Eggnog Scones

December 3, 2018 (Last Updated: April 7, 2019)

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! 

Eggnog Scones cooling on a baking sheet.

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

An eggnog drizzle onto 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 Scones on a snowflake plate.

I decided to make these 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.

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 are perfect for the holidays.


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5 from 5 votes
Homemade Eggnog Scones are perfect for the holidays.
Eggnog Scones
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins

A perfect scone for the holidays! Eggnog scones are made with eggnog, and a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg.

Course: Baking, Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: eggnog scones, how to make scones, scones
Servings: 8 scones
Calories: 296 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 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
  1. In a food processor, add all dry ingredients.  Blend for 3-5 seconds until mixed.

  2. Add butter. Blend for 3-5 seconds until butter is well incorporated with the flour mixture.

  3. Add 3/4 cup of eggnog.  Blend until mixture forms together, 

  4. Remove dough from food processor.  Knead dough a few times, blending in any of the flour mixture that didn't blend into dough.

  5. 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. 

  6. Brush top of wedges with eggnog.  

  7. Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven for 18-20 minutes. 

  8. Cool on a baking rack.

  1. Mix powdered sugar and 2 Tablespoons of eggnog.

  2. Drizzle glaze over cooled scones. 

Nutrition Facts
Eggnog Scones
Amount Per Serving
Calories 296 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 193mg 8%
Potassium 236mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 40g 13%
Sugars 15g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 8.4%
Vitamin C 0.4%
Calcium 11.4%
Iron 9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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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! 🙂

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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 🙂

    • Reply
      December 9, 2018 at 7:49 pm

      These would be great for Christmas morning…or any morning for that matter! 🙂

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

    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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