Friday, December 23, 2011

Cranberry Eggnog Cornmeal Scones

I don’t know about your house, but at our house we never finish a carton of eggnog. Probably because I am the only one that likes it and I can only drink about 2 glasses of it before I’m feeling like I’ve drinking melted butter.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the taste, but the creaminess is a little too much.
Anyway, every year we have to find recipes to use up the extra eggnog. I have a great eggnog cookie recipe….somewhere…..that I swear I will eventually track down again. It had a really yummy frosting and everything….
I miss that recipe.
For now though, this scone recipe is delicious and we make it every year. If you find it is a little dry then simply add a bit more eggnog at a time until it comes together for you.
P.S. - you can easily double this recipe and it works fine.

Cranberry Eggnog Cornmeal Scones
 2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/3 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup butter, chilled
3/4 cup craisins (sweetened, dried cranberries)
2/3 cup eggnog
Extra sugar for sprinkling on top
Preheat oven to 375. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
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.

You can either cut it using a sharp edged cookie cutter, or simply score into 8 wedges and place on baking sheet.
Bake in preheated oven until risen and golden brown, about 15 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.
 I’m thinking an eggnog cheesecake might be next on the list to try. Or at the very least, an eggnog cheesecake cookie square. Maybe one of these Christmases I will get brave enough to try and make homemade eggnog. First I have to find someone who will share it with me.
In the meantime, these scones make excellent use of leftover eggnog and are fantastic for Christmas breakfast or brunch.
P.S. - Yes, there is a little teeny, tiny bit of texture in there from the cornmeal. It is NOT grainy, but you can tell it is in there.
I only mention it because I had someone complain that "you can tell there is cornmeal in there".
Well....yes....that's why it is in there.

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  1. Oh. My. Gosh. I think you have combined two of my favorite things, scones and eggnog. (I have a bit of an obsession about scones!) I will definitely be trying this next year!!!!

  2. Thanks for linking this in to Food on Friday. We now have an even better collection of Christmassy things. Have a great week.

  3. Hi Jo and Sue. Thanks for linking up these yummy cranberry eggnog cornmeal scones! I love the snowflake shape, their super cute!