Merry Christmas Scones Recipe

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Merry Christmas Scones Recipe
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Merry Christmas Scones Recipe

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I keep a supply of scones in my freezer to pull out and glaze for drop-in holiday guests. They taste great alongside coffee or hot chocolate.—Joan Pecsek, Chesapeake, Virginia
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1 cup eggnog
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup red candied cherries, quartered
  • 1/2 cup green candied cherries, quartered
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon rum extract
  • 4 to 5 teaspoons heavy whipping cream

Directions

In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in eggnog just until moistened. Stir in pecans and candied cherries.
Turn onto a floured surface; knead 10 times. Transfer dough to a greased baking sheet. Pat into a 9-in. circle. Cut into 12 wedges, but do not separate.
Bake at 425° for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over scones. Serve warm. Yield: 1 dozen.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with commercially prepared eggnog.
Originally published as Merry Christmas Scones in Taste of Home Christmas Annual 2009 , p75

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 260 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 235mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1 cup eggnog
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup red candied cherries, quartered
  • 1/2 cup green candied cherries, quartered
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon rum extract
  • 4 to 5 teaspoons heavy whipping cream
  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in eggnog just until moistened. Stir in pecans and candied cherries.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead 10 times. Transfer dough to a greased baking sheet. Pat into a 9-in. circle. Cut into 12 wedges, but do not separate.
  3. Bake at 425° for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over scones. Serve warm. Yield: 1 dozen.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with commercially prepared eggnog.
Originally published as Merry Christmas Scones in Taste of Home Christmas Annual 2009 , p75

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granma2 User ID: 3310537 176807
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2013

"I had to make a few substitutions as I didn't have all the ingredients on hand. I used dried cranberries and raisins for the

candied fruit and the nuts. They came out very good and were gone by the next morning. I still have some eggnog left so will make a double batch this time."

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nanajacobsen User ID: 1685497 96899
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2012

"These were eaten before I could even get my apron hung up!!"

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mklail User ID: 1784338 176429
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2010

"My mom and I made these for our family Christmas brunch and everyone loved them! They have great eggnog flavor and just the right amount of sweetness. I did have to bake them about five minutes longer than the recipe states, and I separated them a little and covered them with foil about half way through the baking time."

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toanochris User ID: 2611948 176803
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2010

"OMG....absolute pure Heaven....I actually don't have a word good enough to describe the flavor....my sister couldn't speak until she finished several...all I heard were moans of delight. Santa will never go back up the chimney once he gets a bite....."

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