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Spiced Eggnog Biscuits with Cranberries


Leftover cartons of eggnog? I thought that might be the case come January so I came prepared with a delicious eggnog biscuit recipe that is a definite winner regardless if you are an eggnog lover or not. Last year I made the most amazing eggnog coffee cake and not to be outdone by the prior season I knew I had to step it up this year if I were to continue to call myself Ms. Belleicious.

With an infant by my side and a 2 yr old running wild I proceeded to take what was left off our eggnog and pair it with spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom  and then make it a little fun by adding in some dried cranberries and raisins. Why biscuits you may ask? Well, I am always making breakfast foods to freeze for my 2 yr old and I thought a yummy biscuit would suit his tastebuds just perfectly! It is an extremely easy and quick biscuit that you can grab on the go-leaving you feeling all warm inside reminiscing over the memories from the past few weeks of celebrating the holidays with your friends and family. Well, for some it might not be warm and fuzzy memories but nonetheless memories! Good or bad times my Spiced Eggnog Biscuits with Cranberries will put a smile on your face and make you wish it was Christmas all over again (a stretch I know but I swear they will!:))

If you have noticed my posts lately are short and sweet but I swear while I might be slacking off in the wording department, I would not be doing you justice by slacking off in the recipe department! I vow as your humble Belleicious servant that in the weeks and months ahead you will be swamped with more amazing recipes than you can keep count. You see, I cheated- while still pregnant I thought of ingenius and fantastic recipes that I have always wanted to cook and made sure to write them down and prepare (some of them) in advance so I was sure to bring you the best of the best- baby or no baby- better yet- 2 yr old or no 2 yr old!

Spiced Eggnog Biscuits with Cranberries
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground cardamon
  • 1 stick very cold butter, cut into small cubes
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ¾ cup eggnog
  1. Combine the flour, baking powder, spices and salt in a medium bowl. Whisk to combine. Incorporate the butter into the flour with your hands, a mixer or a pastry blender. Mix in the cranberries and raisins. Form a well in the center and pour in the eggnog. Using a wooden spoon slowly mix well just until combined. Flour your work surface and turn out the dough. Form it into a rough rectangle with your hands. Flour the top surface lightly, then roll it to a thickness of about ½ inch thick. Fold it into thirds, then roll it again and fold in thirds. Roll it to about ½- to ¾-inch thick then use a 2½-inch biscuit cutter to cut rounds from the dough.
  2. Place the rounds on a baking sheet. If you prefer crisp edges, keep them separated. If you prefer tender edges, arrange them on the sheet so the edges touch.
  3. Bake at 400 degrees until the biscuits are lightly browned, 12-15 minutes.


  1. Erica

    Girlfriend! You are rocking the baking/cooking with those two little peanuts around. Major props to you! These look awesome. I have no leftover egg nog…but I might try to see if I can find some on sale somewhere

    16 . Jan . 2012
  2. Maureen

    These biscuits are a hug on a plate! Your little one must love them. Well done.

    16 . Jan . 2012
  3. Joanne

    I know you could never fail us in the delicious department. I only wish I weren’t failing in the leftover eggnog department! I hope the supermarkets still have some. Really, why does it have to be seasonal? Makes no sense. these look delicious!

    16 . Jan . 2012
  4. Donna @ The Slow Roasted Italian

    My husband loves eggnog, I am going to have to try these. They look delicious.

    Walmart has their eggnog (Shamrock Farms) on clearance. Just a thought. : )

    16 . Jan . 2012
  5. Allison @ Alli n Son

    My husband would go nuts for these! I should pick up sme eggnog and surprise him with these.

    I love that you are still cooking and baking with a baby on your hip! It’s hard to fit it all in sometimes, isn’t it?

    16 . Jan . 2012
  6. Linda

    You certainly never seem to be slacking off to me!! You were always be #1 Bellilicious! I made biscuits this weekend as well – totally different and not nearly as mouthwatering as yours look! but I had not thought to freeze them! What a great tip and one I will definitely do next time! Wonder if I could still pick up eggnog??!!

    16 . Jan . 2012
  7. StephenC

    A small glass of eggnog with a bit of rum in it would probably slow the 2-year old down. LOL
    I don’t have any eggnog but these biscuits sound magnificent.

    16 . Jan . 2012
  8. Three-Cookies

    I have yet to try eggnog, and now I am curious about these biscuits.
    BTW, great job with the planning

    16 . Jan . 2012
  9. Cooking Creation

    Wow, wow, wow! I’m an eggnogoholic and these sound amazing!

    16 . Jan . 2012
  10. Greg

    Those look amazing! We always try to load up on cranberries after Thanksgiving.

    16 . Jan . 2012
  11. junia

    wow eggnog in a biscuit with a touch of cranberries sound delicious! i love homemade bread. 🙂 so glad you joined our bloghop group! looking forward to your #love posts with us!

    16 . Jan . 2012
  12. Torrie @ a place to share...

    that was a totally smart thing to do (preparing posts in advance)… hopefully it gives you more BABY time. i need to (seriously) do the same… for more CLEANING time!! 😉

    16 . Jan . 2012
  13. Collette Osuna

    You are totally rocking the recipes woman!!

    I need to go back and see if you have any others breakfast recipes I can freeze and thaw for the kiddo in the morning….he’s always running out the door with a good ole granola bar in hand….these would be perfect!!!

    Ill have to hunt down more egg nog, my daughter finished it off….what a great ingredient to use in a recipe….genius I say:)

    You will be soooo proud of me!!! I made some rocking vegetarian egg rolls this weekend!! Yes, me, lol….dipping sauce and all…..:)

    A Blog of Life & Everything in Between!

    16 . Jan . 2012
  14. sportsglutton

    Now if only I hadn’t consumed all of our eggnog I’d be in business. 😉 Serious great recipe.

    16 . Jan . 2012
  15. Eva

    I may just have to buy some eggnog just to make these, Jessica. They look so flaky and tender, and the butter melting into them looks divine!

    16 . Jan . 2012
  16. jackie @ marin mama cooks

    These are perfection. I love a breakfast treat that I can freeze up for those hectic weekday breakfasts when the kids need a bit more to get them going.

    16 . Jan . 2012
  17. Zoe

    You are funny calling yourself Belleicious servant! These scones are very “Christmasy” with lots festive ingredients. I miss Christmas.

    16 . Jan . 2012
  18. sara@domesticallychallenged

    oh YUM! No, you are not cheating, you are smart? How is baby?

    16 . Jan . 2012
  19. jo-lyn's cup cakes n' candies

    Luvs me some cranberries!! These look great, all golden brown and yummy!! =)

    16 . Jan . 2012
  20. yummychunklet

    I love the way these look! So tender!

    16 . Jan . 2012
  21. Tina (PinayInTexas)

    This sounds like a very good way to make use of leftover eggnog, Jessica!
    I don’t know how you do it…but you are definitely rocking the kitchen despite having two little ones. I am so amazed!

    16 . Jan . 2012
    • Tina (PinayInTexas)

      I have some awards waiting for you, Jessica…

      18 . Jan . 2012
  22. Mandy - The Complete Cook Book

    Oh boy, these look incredible! Your recipes are just delightful!
    🙂 Mandy

    17 . Jan . 2012
  23. Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen

    What a great idea! I’m filing it away.

    17 . Jan . 2012
  24. Blond Duck

    These sound so good and festive!

    17 . Jan . 2012
  25. Kristy

    I don’t know how you keep up! You are a wonder woman. 🙂 And these biscuits look fab. We made cranberry eggnog muffins for Christmas this year and the kids loved them. I have no doubt these would be a hit too. 🙂

    17 . Jan . 2012
  26. Lisa

    I agree with Kristy, don’t know how you keep up. Wow, an infant and a 2 year old! You are super woman! I have a 2 yr old, 5 and 10 yr old so know what you mean about keeping posts short.
    I have all the ingredients on hand, will have to try to make these soon!

    17 . Jan . 2012
  27. Shawn

    You know I’m soooo making these!

    17 . Jan . 2012
  28. Alexis @ There She Goes

    ooh that picture of the dough—how could you not go to town on that?!

    17 . Jan . 2012
  29. Bree

    These look great and I am impressed you made them with your little ones running around!

    17 . Jan . 2012
  30. Barb @ Profiteroles & Ponytails

    I drank several cartons of egg nog myself over the holidays — so none left (and few clothes that fit as well). I had to pick my jaw up off the floor at the thought of you managing this blog with an infant and 2 year old. I’ve just started blogging because cooking is a little easier now that my girls are a little older (3.5 and 6.5 years old). Nicely done!

    17 . Jan . 2012
  31. Caroline

    What a great way to use up leftovers, these sound fantastic! I agree with Alexis–beautiful dough!

    17 . Jan . 2012
  32. Mary

    these are SO delicious looking – I want at least three now with a cup of tea – please!!
    Mary x

    17 . Jan . 2012
  33. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite

    These look delicious and beautiful photos! I hate that so many flavors go away after the holidays…I think that is one of the reasons I feel depressed come January 2. Love this idea to use up eggnog! I think I still have a carton as well…

    17 . Jan . 2012
  34. Barbara @ Barbara Bakes

    They look so tender, flaky and delicious! What a great treat for breakfast.

    17 . Jan . 2012
  35. Malli

    What a brilliant way to use up leftovers at this time of year, my friend!! Love the touch of cardamom you’ve added,
    Not only egg nog, but this gives me ideas on how to use the leftover cranberries too, maybe some honey butter
    and we have lovely breakfast. Looks Fantastic.:)

    17 . Jan . 2012
  36. Pure Complex

    This is just so incrediblt unique. I’ve never heard of Eggnog Biscuits . And when you add cranberries into the mix.. this would be the perfect biscuit to eat any time

    17 . Jan . 2012
  37. lena

    wish i can get get eggnog here so that i cld get my hands on to try this! They look incredible, am sure your kids love these very much! on the other hand, you’re a super mum too, how did you manage to bake and cook so much with your 2 kids around? one thing, whether your post is long or short, sure it put smiles on my face reading what you write! happy cooking!

    17 . Jan . 2012
  38. Veronica's Kitchen

    I am not an eggnog person but I’ll buy a carton just to make this biscuits.

    17 . Jan . 2012
  39. val

    Pretty much ….wicked good.

    17 . Jan . 2012
  40. Liz

    Oh, man!!! These look SO wonderful and flaky…and I love dried cranberries…mmmmmmm.

    17 . Jan . 2012
  41. The Elegant Eggplant

    These look fantastic!!

    18 . Jan . 2012
  42. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    Jessica, I feel like I should thank you for your hard work! Really! We’re all thankful for your dedication and great recipes that keep coming and inspire us. I have not tried eggnog before but I will one day, and I will make sure to leave some for making this!!! This looks amazing. I love cranberries biscuits, scones, muffins, any kinds. Your photos totally made me want some. Great photos to lure your readers!!

    18 . Jan . 2012
  43. kankana

    This is a fantastic way to use the eggnog and the biscuits sure does look perfect. How long can you store the biscuits ?

    18 . Jan . 2012
  44. nancy at good food matters

    Wow, what a terrific way to use up that leftover eggnog! You are one very clever woman!

    18 . Jan . 2012
  45. daphne

    oh yummy! they look sooo tempting! I love how you used eggnog- won’t it give a creamy taste to these biscuits?

    18 . Jan . 2012
  46. Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking

    Wow this would be a hit with any age group!! I love eggnog and I so love cranberries so these just look delicious!!

    18 . Jan . 2012
  47. Kate (What Kate is Cooking)

    I’m definitely not an eggnog fan, but for some reason, I think this sounds really tasty!

    18 . Jan . 2012
  48. Kiran @

    I want to face-plant into those delicious biscuits! Gotta make some soon 🙂

    19 . Jan . 2012
  49. The Food Hunter

    eggnog biscuits sounds amazing.

    19 . Jan . 2012
  50. Biren @ Roti n Rice

    I have to admit that I have never tried eggnog but your biscuits sound so good I would like to try it someday. I applaud you for carrying on with the blog in spite of a two year old and a newborn.

    19 . Jan . 2012
  51. Roxana GreenGirl {A little bit of everything}

    i have to stop complaining. If you find the time to cook/bake/blog with a 2 yr and an infant I should too since I only have a 2 yr.
    p.s. could you share the recipe for time management?

    20 . Jan . 2012
  52. Sandie

    We never grow tired of eggnog in this house (especially with a little rum, but thats another story). These sound great!!
    Best, Sandie

    20 . Jan . 2012
  53. Candace

    You have taken the beloved biscuits to a whole new level with this combination of flavors! These look fantastic!

    22 . Jan . 2012

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