This is probably one of the best scone recipes I've made. The texture is nice and the taste is excellent. They have just a hint of eggnog, so even those who aren't big fans of the drink will like them.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.

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  • Stir the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a mixing bowl until blended. Cut in the butter using a pastry cutter or two knives until coarse crumbs form. Mix in the craisins. Use a fork to stir in the eggnog and make a sticky dough.

  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface; dip hands in flour and knead the dough about 10 times. Pat the dough out into a disk about 1/2 inch thick. Dip a 2 inch diameter biscuit cutter into some flour, and cut out 8 to 10 rounds. Place rounds about 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheet. Use up remaining dough by patting it into a smaller disk and cutting again.

  • Bake in preheated oven until risen and golden brown, about 15 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

312 calories; protein 4.7g 10% DV; carbohydrates 51.7g 17% DV; fat 9.7g 15% DV; cholesterol 32.8mg 11% DV; sodium 395.3mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2011
Very nice. I had some eggnog that was getting over the hill and wanted to use it up. This looked like a wonderfully different and elegant recipe. I added 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg to help bring out the eggnog flavor (and because I love nutmeg). I ended up adding more eggnog to make the dough stick together. I made an eggnog-rum glaze to drizzle on top: I combined 1 1/2 Tbsp. melted butter 1 tsp. corn syrup 1/2 tsp. rum flavoring 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar and 2 Tbsp. eggnog (add more or less eggnog to get the correct drizzling consistency). I then just put the glaze in a baggie snipped off the corner and drizzled in a zig-zag pattern letting the glaze run over the edges of the scones. Delish! Especially served warm with a nice cup of tea. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/08/2010
These were fine. No one else really liked them. I was trying to use up Christmas eggnog. I probably wont make them again. Cornmeal kind of made them grainy. You could tell cornmeal was in there. Read More
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126 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 78
  • 4 star values: 32
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2011
Very nice. I had some eggnog that was getting over the hill and wanted to use it up. This looked like a wonderfully different and elegant recipe. I added 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg to help bring out the eggnog flavor (and because I love nutmeg). I ended up adding more eggnog to make the dough stick together. I made an eggnog-rum glaze to drizzle on top: I combined 1 1/2 Tbsp. melted butter 1 tsp. corn syrup 1/2 tsp. rum flavoring 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar and 2 Tbsp. eggnog (add more or less eggnog to get the correct drizzling consistency). I then just put the glaze in a baggie snipped off the corner and drizzled in a zig-zag pattern letting the glaze run over the edges of the scones. Delish! Especially served warm with a nice cup of tea. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2008
These are delicious scones. I like the slight crunch that the cornmeal gives them. I baked it as one large round scone rather than cutting into smaller scones and just increased the baking time slightly. The eggnog flavour is very subtle so if you are looking for the eggnog flavour you might want to add some nutmeg. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2008
This is a fast and delicious recipe that Hubby and I just love! Sometimes I substitute currants sometimes use plain milk instead of egg nog but they're always yummy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/22/2007
Very easy recipe tasted really good. The eggnog taste is subtle not in your face. The round ones looked a little to perfect thought (like inexpensive canned biscuits) so I cut the second batch into triangles they looked much better that way. Im giving them as holiday gifts to friends. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2011
Yum! I made these with the listed ingredients and they were great. Instead of making round scones I cut the patted out round into 8 wedges (personal preference for wedge shaped scones!). After reading comments about the eggnog flavor being very subtle I also brushed them with a little eggnog and sprinkled them lightly with sugar and freshly-grated nutmeg before baking... that little extra glaze adds a lot! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2013
Delicious! I had some eggnog to use up so off to Allrecipes I went (thank you AR for your "search by ingredient" feature!) and found this gem. Like other reviewers I added a splash or two more eggnog to get the dough to be not too crumbly. My husband made a glaze with orange juice triple sec orange extract and powdered sugar... with the glaze these scones are even more amazing. I'll definitely be making them again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2008
These were a huge hit at a brunch I hosted. I kept them warm by using a warming plate, and the next time I might take one viewers suggestion and add a few eggnog spices for that extra flavor. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2009
I halved the recipe and used corn muffin mix rather than just cornmeal. These were simple to make (once I got past rubbing in the butter. I'm a bit of a novice at pastries.) and turned out wonderfully. The flavor is light they're not too dry and certainly not tough. Will make again. Thank you for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2009
These were fabulous! Easy to make and even BETTER to eat. Mmmmmmm.... Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/08/2010
These were fine. No one else really liked them. I was trying to use up Christmas eggnog. I probably wont make them again. Cornmeal kind of made them grainy. You could tell cornmeal was in there. Read More
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