Cranberry Eggnog Scones


I like making these eggnog scones for my coworkers the week before we all take off for the year and shut down the office. I also bring in a carton of eggnog to be used as creamer in our coffee. They love the little extra treat!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
16 scones


  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup rolled oats

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 cup dried cranberries

  • 1 cup chopped pecans

  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest

  • 1 cup eggnog

  • 1 tablespoon coarse sparkling sugar, or as needed (Optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Mix flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda together in a large mixing bowl. Cut in butter until mixture looks crumbly. Mix in cranberries, pecans, and orange zest until evenly distributed. Stir in eggnog.

  3. Turn dough out on a well floured surface and cut into 2 pieces. Keep sprinkling on flour if needed. Form each piece into a disk and gently pat each disk into a round about 6 inches in diameter. Sprinkle each disk with coarse sparkling sugar. Cut each round into 8 wedges using a bench scraper or sharp knife. Cut straight down through the dough so you shear the edges; this helps the scones rise. Don't separate the wedges.

  4. Transfer dough circles to the prepared baking sheet. Separate the wedges slightly; there should be about 1 inch between the wider edges.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until scones are just beginning to brown, about 20 minutes. Serve warm.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute chocolate chips for the pecans if desired.

You can reheat the scones for 10 minutes, lightly tented with foil, in an oven preheated to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

262 Calories
12g Fat
35g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 262
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 263mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 74mg 6%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 105mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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