Elegant Eggnog Scones with a Browned Butter White Chocolate Glaze are a simple, yet decadent holiday treat. Morning or afternoon you will enjoy these soft, buttery, lightly spiced eggnog scones, simply drizzled with a delicious browned butter, white chocolate, eggnog glaze and dusted with freshly grated nutmeg!
EGGNOG SCONES WITH BROWNED BUTTER WHITE CHOCOLATE GLAZE
In case you can’t tell I’m a
big huge fan of scones, not only are they an easy quick bread to make, but they whip up in a jiffy and are freezer friendly! Try my Maple Pumpkin Scones or my popular Strawberry Buttermilk Scones. But since it’s Christmastime and the holiday season, adding seasonal eggnog just plain makes sense! Paired with fresh grated nutmeg and trickled with this incredible browned butter white chocolate glaze, you’ve got the makings of something great!
I made these eggnog scones for the first time last Christmas, I never had time to post the recipe but they were delicious. I made them again for a breakfast that I hosted for my dear, sweet Bible study friends. Everyone brought something for our breakfast potluck and my contribution were these soft, buttery Eggnog Scones!
SETTING A DIFFERENT HOLIDAY TABLE
I enjoyed setting the table in the family room, with a fire blazing (requested by Patty) and comfy chairs with a little bit of whimsy in the table settings. Change it up occasionally! We love having meals in our family room, it tends to evoke different and new conversations. Try something different this holiday season! Spread a picnic blanket in your family room or den and make a fun meal out of it! Bonus points if it’s near the Christmas tree!
But I digress, let’s get you making your very own soft, buttery eggnog scones!
PREPARING THE SCONE MIXTURE
In a medium bowl measure out your all-purpose flour, all natural cane sugar, baking powder, salt and freshly grated nutmeg, whisk to combine. Aren’t these snowflake measuring spoons the cutest? I received them as a gift last year!
In a 1 cup glass measuring cup, crack an egg and pour in eggnog until you reach 1/2 a cup, it’ll be about 1/4 cup of eggnog. Beat with a fork until combined, set aside.
Making a well in the center of your dry ingredients, pour in the egg and eggnog mixture, tossing gently with a fork until liquid is distributed. *Set aside any leftover egg/eggnog mixture for brushing scones later.
SCONES LIKE COLD BUTTER!
Remove your grated or cubed butter from the freezer and mix into the scone mixture, using a pastry cutter or your hands.
Note | If your hands are warm, try rubbing them with a few cubes of ice to cool down or continue with the pastry cutter. Mixture will be dry and crumbly. Continue to mix quickly until pea sized pebbles are formed.
Pour the dry, crumbly mixture onto a parchment lined sheet pan and knead together a couple of times, just until the dough starts to hold together, it will still be quite crumbly (this is how you want it for soft, tender scones) and pat into a log. Cut in half. Don’t overmix! You want little chunks of butter throughout the mixture, not a pastry dough.
Pat each half into a disc about 3/4 inch thick, wrap in parchment or plastic wrap and place in freezer for 20-30 minutes. Preheat your oven to 400°.
TIP | Second batch of scones may just be frozen from this point, wrap well. When ready to bake, simply remove, brush with eggnog and bake as directed, maybe a minute or two longer.
Remove disc from freezer and slice into 4, 6 or 8 wedges. I always go for smaller, bite sized scones. Using a small spatula, scoot the scones away from each other, so that edges are not touching when baked.
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Add a few additional teaspoons of eggnog to the egg/eggnog measuring cup you *reserved earlier. Using a pastry brush, lightly brush each scone with this mixture, it will give the scones a slightly shiny appearance, if desired sprinkle with a little fresh grated nutmeg, if you don’t have a microplane just use the small grate side on your grater.
Bake at 400° for 10-12 minutes until lightly golden at the edges. Allow to cool for 3 minutes on the pan, then carefully move to cooling rack. Allow to cool while you make the glaze.
In a small microwave safe bowl add your white chocolate and microwave for 30 seconds.
Brown your butter over medium heat it will just take a minute or so since it’s so little butter. Set aside. Pour browned butter into white chocolate and mix to finish melting until smooth.
Add in your eggnog, just a titch at a time and mix until desired pourable thickness. If it gets too thin, allow to cool for a few minutes until thickened.
Drizzle on scones and sprinkle a little more freshly grated nutmeg over the drizzled glaze. Or if easier, pour into baggie, snip a tiny hole off the corner and squeeze onto cooled scones.
NOTE | If the scones are still warm, the glaze will melt into the scones (personal favorite). If you prefer a drizzled look then cool scones completely before drizzling with glaze.
Store scones in airtight container on counter for 2-3 days, though best eaten on day made. Baked scones may be frozen, apply glaze after thawing.
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WHITE CHOCOLATE GLAZE
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 181 Total Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 28mg Sodium: 162mg Carbohydrates: 27g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 12g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 4g
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As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
These small batch, wholegrain Cinnamon Crunch Scones are a soft and tender cream-based scone topped with an amazing, buttery brown sugar cinnamon crunch crumb topping.
Moist and delicious and NOT just for Fall!!
This scrumptious baked cinnamon crunch french toast topped with a mouthwatering cinnamon crumb crunch topping is the perfect make ahead breakfast!
A simple egg dish, perfect for a special weekend, potluck or special brunch. Melting with creamy cheesy goodness, a low carb, high taste easy dish.
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