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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Cinnamon-Eggnog Scones

I am in love with these scones - the combination of butter, cinnamon chips and eggnog flavors bring out heavenly aromas and flavors.   I dare you to not fall in love with these too!  These would make the perfect holiday breakfast or brunch offering.

 I followed the recipe from King Arthur Flour except I cut in half the cinnamon chips:

2 3/4 cups AP Flour
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup butter, cut into small cubes
1 cup cinnamon chips
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract or 1/2 teaspoon eggnog flavor (King Arthur Flour)
3/4 cup cold eggnog

Topping:  1 Tablespoon eggnog, 2 Tablespoons sparkling white sugar or cinnamon sugar for sprinkling

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.  Work the butter into the flour - I used my fingers, you could use a food processor, until the mixture is crumbly.  Add and stir in the cinnamon chips.  In
another bowl whisk together the egg, flavoring and eggnog.  Add the liquid to the dry ingredients and stir until moistened and holds together.
After mixing in all ingredients as directed, transfer to a lightly floured surface and shape and roll the dough into a circle about 3/4" thick
Cut circle into 6-8 wedges
Transfer to a baking pan lined with parchment paper,  separating wedges slightly. Brush with eggnog and sprinkle with sparkling sugar or cinnamon sugar, I did 1/2 in the sparkling and 1/2 with cinnamon sugar - I couldn't decide, they were both delicious!  Then put in freezer for 20 minutes before baking.

Bake at 425 degrees till golden brown and baked all the way on edges (they should not look wet or unbaked)

Enjoy them warm and fall in love . . .they can be wrapped in saran wrap when cool and stored at room temp for a few days, rewarm for a few minutes in toaster before serving. 
 Recipe adapted from King Arthur Flour.
Cinnamon Chips available in my baking store:


  1. Your flavor combo sounds wonderful! What a sweet and simple way to celebrate the season (or winter in general). Happy Baking! Irene @ KAF

  2. Thanks so much Irene and for the inspiration from King Arthur Flour! Love all your recipes and products!

  3. These look divine! I love scones! And cinnamon :)

  4. Cinnamon chips are the best! I absolutely adore them because they're super yummy. These scones look amazing. You never cease to amaze me with your wonderful baking creations.

  5. These scones sound delicious - totally perfect for Easter but I do not mind eating them now :D

    Choc Chip Uru

    1. thank you!! I wouldn't mind eating them either anytime of year :)

  6. I can picture exactly how fantastic the aroma coming from these must be!

    1. thanks Anita, it was a very warm and comforting aroma :)

  7. I recently made some cinnamon chip scones, but didn't use egg nog! I will give this a try this fall. I love egg nog!

    I would love it if you would link this and a few other recipes up to my In and Out of the Kitchen party! Thanks so much!

    Cynthia at http://Feeding

    1. Thanks Cynthia, cinnamon scones are wonderful too, the eggnog and cinnamon combo is just heaven ~ just linked it up !!

  8. Could you use buttermilk in place of eggnog, I have some I need to use up.

    1. Buttermilk should work well - add to it a little eggnog spices - nutmeg, cinnamon - maybe a little rum or vanilla, hope it works!