I’m dreaming of a… you know how to finish it. One of my all-time holiday films, White Christmas, will forever influence the way I appreciate the holidays. I remember watching this movie when I was a little girl and would always sing along: “Snow, snow, snow!” This season, I decided to create a White Christmas Scone recipe with cranberries, white chocolate and eggnog. Not to brag, but I think I nailed it! These scones look so festive and they taste just like the holidays.
Anyone else getting excited for holiday baking?? It’s not even Thanksgiving yet and I’m already ready with my Christmas oven mitts and aprons! My body knows it the holidays, too, because I’m craving all sorts of sweets made with pumpkin, gingerbread, and peppermint. But what I was really craving was something special made with three wonderful ingredients.
The speckles of the sweet-tart cranberries marry so well with the white chocolate and eggnog in this recipe and the addition of orange zest gives it the perfect amount of zing! I feel like cranberries are such an overlooked fruit. It’s not like I would ever eat one raw, on its own, but when combined with the right ingredients – this seasonal red-toned gem is a winner.
Nothing says Christmas like eggnog, am I right? I used a light eggnog for this recipe and it worked beautifully, but you can absolutely use regular eggnog. Want to add a boozy bonus to this festive treat? Try substituting Trader Joe’s Eggnog liqueur with the glaze for some spiked sweet treats! It’s the holidays ;)
These White Christmas Scones would be perfect to serve with morning breakfast for holiday guests or the perfect accompaniment to afternoon tea. Or just grab one for yourself with a good book and a cozy blanket. Once you try these White Christmas Scones with Eggnog Glaze, you will be transformed. They are THAT GOOD. Pinky promise. Happy Holidays!
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat and set aside.
2. Whisk together flour, sugar, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in or large mixing bowl or stir together with the flat paddle in the bowl of a stand mixer.
3. In a separate bowl, combine yogurt, eggnog, orange zest and an egg and whisk together.
4. Add grated or cubed butter to the flour mixture and mix with your hands or continue to mix in stand mixture for about one minute on low.5. Add the yogurt mixture to the flour mixture and mix another minute or so until well combined. 6. Stir in cranberries and white chocolate chips. Do not overmix dough. 7. Place dough on to a lightly floured work surface and shape in to an 8” round and then cut in to 8 equal-sized triangles. 8. Transfer the scones to your prepared baking sheet and brush egg nog. 9. Bake 16-18 minutes. Scones should be a light golden color. Let cool. 10. Make the glaze and drizzle on scones.