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Merry Christmas Scones

 Merry Christmas Scones
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
12 ServingsPrep: 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 scone equals 260 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 235 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.