Monday, January 7, 2013

Cinnamon Eggnog Scones

My bloggy buddy, Debbie, from, and I both LOVE Bigelow's Eggnogg'n tea.  We've been exchanging tea bags back and forth from Texas to New York and vice versa.  The Eggnogg'n is our favorite for Winter time.   It's like drinking eggnog in tea form.  I love it so much that my dear hubby told me to order a case because it's a seasonal item and long gone from the local stores. 

This adorable teapot was sent to me from Ohio from my sweet sister.   She found it at a thrift store for $1.99 and it had never been used.  Isn't it the prettiest teapot for a Wintry tea?  The wooden slab is from Sur La Table, years ago. The pinecone votive holder is from Hobby Lobby.

I found four of these pinecone plates at our local Trade Days that is held once a month.  The lady was asking .50 a plate and I asked if she'd take .25, and she said, "sure".  I just love them with the teapot!! 

Debbie and I are having a virtual tea and I'm making these delicious scones that I found at the King Arthur website. These are crunchy on the outside and so tender on the inside. If you don't have eggnog, you could use milk and they'd still be delicious.  The scones are delicious with the tea.   Here's my adapted version.

Cinnamon Eggnog Scones

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg (I used freshly grated)
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
1 cup cinnamon chips (King Arthur says 1-2 cups, but 2 cups would be too much)
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 t. rum extract (my addition), optional
3/4 cup cold eggnog (I used Silk all natural soy milk Seasonal Nog)

1 tablespoon eggnog
2 tablespoons sparkling white sugar

Combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and nutmeg in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Add the cubed butter and mix on low speed until the mixture is crumbly and the butter pieces are roughly the size of peas (some may be slightly bigger or smaller, that's fine). Mix in the cinnamon chips.

In a medium measuring cup, whisk together the egg, vanilla extract, rum extract  and eggnog. Add to the mixer bowl and beat on low speed just until the dry ingredients are moistened and the dough comes together - just don't over mix.   

Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface. Divide it in half and shape each half into a circle that's roughly 6 inches in diameter and 3/4-inch thick. You can either slice each circle into 6 wedges, or use a 2 1/4-inch round cutter to cut 6 rounds from each (you'll have to re roll the scraps if you go this route). Transfer your scones to a parchment-lined baking sheet. If you've cut rounds, put them close together (about 1/2-inch between them). If you've cut wedges, leave them in the circular shape and just slightly pull them from the center to separate the edges about 1/2-inch.

The pinecone mug is from Walgreens.
Brush the tops of the scones with eggnog using a pastry brush, then sprinkle with the sparkling sugar. Freeze, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 425 F.

Bake for 20 minutes, or until the scones are golden brown and feel firm to the touch. Transfer the baking sheet to a wire rack and let the scones cool for a few minutes before removing them to the rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Makes 12 scones

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  1. I love all of your pine cone dishes. The tea pot, mugs and plates are just too cute!

    Your cinnamon eggnog scones sound quite good. I have never made scones....maybe I will have to try with this recipe :)

    Happy Monday!


  2. I bet the eggnog paired with cinnamon is divine! I love the tea pot too :)

  3. Tea and scones!! you are talking a British woman's language!! I LOVE that you use eggnog - brilliant idea :))
    Mary x

  4. Scones are my favorite treat in the world! These sound wonderful...all of the best flavors!

  5. Sounds like a wonderful recipe! I wonder if there is any eggnog left in the store to try this?? I simply love your pine cone tea pot and accessories! I am a pine cone NUT and have boxes of them (for decorating) in my storage unit!!

  6. The scones sound great Kitty! Cute teapot and I absolutely love your pretty plates! What a great find-enjoy:@)

  7. I love all of your pine cone dishes. What a great find by your sister on the tea pot! Those plates were a bargain, and someone is thanking you for loving their old plates ;o)

    I would love to try your cinnamon eggnog scones. I have only made blueberry, over and over again.

    I've enjoyed our virtual tea, and exchanging tea. I'll be sharing my virtual tea soon.

  8. My goodness, Kitty, this post is full of all kinds of pretties! The teapot is so pretty, and you have managed to coordinate a whole table around it. Those scones must be wonderful!

  9. Well just how EGGS-elent is that??! The teapot is just adorable! And how fun to have tea across the miles....we must do that soon...when I find a perfect tea to send to you. What a kick to find those darling little plates for such a perfect price, and they look great with the teapot! God sure is good to you huh? I love it all...wish I could share some scones at your pretty table. VERY nice post Kitty - thanks for sharing.

  10. Hi Kitty,
    Your pine cone teapot is just adorable and how lovely to receive it from your sister! The cups and plates as well as the votive all work so well together; very cute tea vignette! And oh, the scones sound delish. I have never had the pleasure of sipping Eggnogg'n tea and it sure sounds delightful. Thanks for sharing and coming to tea today. Happy New Year!


  11. Oh lovely tea pot (and for $1.99!!!), what a kind and thoughtful sister! The tea mug too is sweet. And both perfect for a wintry tea. I have never heard of Eggnoggin tea! Sounds great!
    I haven't made scones for ages. I need to give them a go again. Yours look so tasty!
    Thanks so much for sharing the recipe.

  12. Your pine cone tea pot and the dishes you found are just perfect together! What wonderful finds and gifts! What fun to have a virtual tea party with a friend. I love King Arthur! :D Happy Tea Day!

  13. And I should have added that you have a wonderful hubby for suggesting you order a case of tea so you can continue to enjoy it! xo

  14. Hi Kitty, Your scones and tea sound fantastic! I am going to see if I can find some. I LOVE eggnog. Love your teapot and plate too.
    Blessings, Beth

  15. Hi Kitty!

    I can't wait to try this come up with some of the best ones!
    Love your winter teapot...what a sweet gift from your sister.

    You inspired me with your post on the pork & sauerkraut & I happened to capture ONE photo of ours. I hope you don't mind me doing the same topic so close to yours. I did give your credit for the idea.


  16. Oh, Kitty.....How delicious!
    Thank you for sharing your recipe!
    Blessings and warm friendship,
    Carolynn xx

  17. Hi Kitty,
    We are in Florida now and the internet service is very slow and not reliable! So hope you get this message! I so enjoyed seeing your post today! How sweet of your sister to give that darling teapot to you! I love the pinecone motif on all the items, they match so well. I have a teacup trio like your plate. I picked them up at a thrift store a few months ago. They are back home and would have made a nice winter post! I'm going to try the scones, here and also look to see if I can find the tea. Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs, Nancy

  18. Hi Kitty,
    Your cinnamon eggnog scones look delicious. Thanks for sharing your recipe! Love your pinecone plates and matching teapot! So lovely! Wishing you all the best in 2013!

  19. Those scones look wonderful! I've never tried Eggnogg'n tea before. But the scones look like they would be perfect with lots of different teas. Yum!

    1. I think I shall print your recipe out to try! The teapot is really "Colorado" looking with the pinecones. Very fun!

  20. I love this Kitty. The pine cone pieces are fabulous!

  21. Kitty, I love that you bargained the seller down to 25¢ for those neat plates!

  22. Kitty, loving the pine cone tea pot!!! What a treasure. And the cup and the plate.. just love pine cones!! The scones look amazing. Since you made them with soy, I think I can have these!!! In the to make recipe file.. thanks Kitty.. xo marlis

  23. Hi darling, I love your beautiful dishes! Pinecones were my theme this year. Thanks for sharing the recipe, I'll try it this w/k I'm sure Mr. P will love it. hugs ~lynne~

  24. What beautiful pine cone teapot, plates and cups. They all look so perfect together. The eggnog tea sounds delicious, Happy New Year, Kitty!... Christine

  25. I've never had eggnog tea. I'm going to look for it. Thanks for sharing the scone recipe. Looks delicious. Your tea party is perfect with those pine cone embellished dishes. ;-)

  26. The pic of your pinecone teapot at Cuisine Kathleen's really drew me in - so pretty and you are right perfect for your wintry eggnog tea. Would love to try that along with your scones - both sound delicious! Great deal on those pinecone plates too - perfect match for the teapot!


  27. Scones look delicious! I must say your dishes brought back memories. My mother had a similar pattern and I can't image what happened to them. Your wooden slab is GREAT! How blessed to receive the teapot and what a deal! Your vignette is charming inspiration for a winter day. Great for the eyes and tempting thoughts of tea time. I haven't heard of eggnog tea before.

  28. Hello Kitty, you always come up with the best recipes. Scones are so yummy with a cup of tea. Such a sweet vignette too, clever lady.

  29. I'm having a little breakfast Saturday for a few friends, and I cannot wait to try your scones. I'm crazy about eggnog so this recipe whets my curiosity.

  30. I kept trying to leave you a comment from my iPad but it wouldn't work. Oh well -- let me say that I think your teapot is adorable, and the scones look delicious. The plates are a perfect partner.

  31. Hi Kitty,
    What a lovely Winter Tea Set, I need to use some of my different tea pots, I get stuck with my favorite all the time. Your Cinnamon Eggnog Scones look like a perfect treat for tea time. Thank you so much for celebrating TWO YEARS with FULL PLATE THURSDAY, I appreciate your visit!
    Come Back Soon
    Miz Helen

  32. Hi Kitty,

    I love this idea of a pinecone theme for a winter table. The wooden slab is so unique; I've never seen one like that. Your sister was so sweet to get the teapot for you, and the pinecone mug looks great with it. I think my favorite thing, though, is the pinecone votive holder -- so pretty!

    Your scone recipes always sound so good! :) I really like the King Arthur website; I have one of their cookbooks. My hubby would love these scones since he is a huge fan of eggnog. Thanks for sharing this yummy looking recipe, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


    Denise at Forest Manor

  33. That little teapot is just darling and what a great thrift find. It's always amazing what you can find at thrift stores - it makes shopping so exciting.

  34. I love eggnog -- and eggnog tea . . . and eggnog scones -- what great January treats! Love your pine cone dishes as well. So wintry but not Christmasy!

  35. Great get on the pine one plates. Thanks so much for the recipe. I'll give them a try. Cherry Kay

  36. I thought that I had tried every kind of scone there was, but I have not tried eggnog, so can't wait to make your recipe. I love the pine cone tea set as well.

  37. I discovered Eggnogg'n tea during the Christmas season and I love it. I went back to the store and they had it on clearance and I bought a bunch more. Hope they bring it back again next year.

  38. Oh, this sounds so good! Now I am going to have to look for the eggnog tea. I have never tried it before. And your pinecone set is just perfect for this. Thank you for sharing with us at TTF. Have a wonderful week!

  39. The plates are perfect with the teapot, so pretty!
    Thanks so much for linking to Let's Dish!

  40. Those scones look delicious! I love your dishes too!
    Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!


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