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This Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls Recipe is perfect to make for Christmas morning.  My entire family loves these cinnamon rolls with the subtle eggnog flavor.

Slice of eggnog cinnamon rolls on a plate with fresh fruit
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Do you need something delicious for Christmas morning? Try this delicious Cinnamon Rolls Recipe with an easy eggnog glaze. From our Easy Mini Cinnamon Rolls recipe to our Cinnamon Roll Waffles, this family loves a good cinnamon roll.

They are easy to make and they taste very festive.  This cinnamon roll recipe are perfect for the holidays. Whether you are serving them Christmas morning with our Eggnog Waffles and Christmas Morning Punch or a holiday brunch, I’m sure they will be a hit with all your friends and family.

Why Make these Cinnamon Rolls:

This egg nog cinnamon buns recipe is one of our favorite holiday breakfast. The flavor is amazing and they taste so much better than store bought cinnamon rolls.

These cinnamons are perfect served as a breakfast and as a dessert.

Ingredients

Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls Ingredients - Milk, eggnog, yeast, sugar, butter, egg, vanilla extract, flour, cinnamon, powdered sugar
  • Milk
  • High Quality Eggnog
  • Fleischmann Active Dry Yeast
  • Sugar
  • Butter
  • Large Egg
  • Vanilla Extract
  • All Purpose Flour
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Powdered Sugar

For the full list of ingredients and recipe, scroll to the bottom to see the recipe card.

Step by Step Instructions:

Mixing the yeast with the other ingredients

Step 1 – Heat the milk and eggnog just until feels warm (about 100 degrees). Sprinkle the yeast on top and leave it sit for 10 minutes. Whisk in the egg, butter and vanilla to the yeast mixture.

Adding the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients

Step 2 – In a stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment, add the flour and sugar mixture and run on low for 3 minutes in a large bowl. Add the wet ingredient mixture in the center and mix on low speed dough comes together.

Kneading the dough in a bowl

Step 3 – Increase to medium and knead until the dough sticks to the hook (6-8 minutes). Shape dough into a ball.

Dough ball in a bowl

Step 4 – Clean mixer bowl and lightly grease with butter. Return the dough to the bowl and turn to coat.

Dough ball in a bowl

Step 5 – Cover with towel and allow dough has doubled in size. (about 1½ hours).

Rolling out the dough on a cutting board with a rolling pin

Step 6 – Flour your work surface, and roll. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into roughly 12×15″ rectangle.

Brushing butter on the cinnamon roll dough

Step 7 – With longer side facing you, spread butter over the the surface, except for ½” edge opposite you.

Sprinkled cinnamon and sugar on the dough

Step 8 – Mix together your sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle mixture evenly over buttered area.

Rolling the dough topped with cinnamon and sugar

Step 9 – Roll the dough towards the unbuttered edge, trying not to leave gaps. Gently rub water along the unbuttered edge and continue rolling to seal up the roll.

Step 10 – Cut the roll into 12 rolls pieces. Line a 9×13″ pan with parchment paper and place buns in the pan, leaving a little space between each. You can use multiple smaller pans if desired.

Allowing the cinnamon roll dough to double in size in a baking dish

Step 11 – Cover with towel and allow to rise about 30 minutes to 45 minutes.

Baked cinnamon rolls in a baking dish

Step 12 – Preheat the oven to 325. Bake until golden brown (20-30 minutes). Cool for 15 minutes.

Combining the glaze ingrients in a bowl

Step 13 – Combine 2 cups powdered sugar, eggnog and melted butter and whisk until well blended in a small bowl.

Cinnamon rolls in a baking dish

Step 14 – Transfer the eggnog cream cheese frosting to piping bag and drizzle over rolls.

Expert Tips:

  • Combining the Ingredients – For the best results, I use a bowl of a stand mixer to make these cinnamon rolls. I also use the whisk and dough attachments to thoroughly combine the ingredients.
  • Baking Cinnamon Rolls – Cooking time will vary, but bake cinnamon rolls until they are golden brown.
  • Cool Cinnamon Rolls – Cool the cinnamon rolls before topping with the glaze.
  • Cutting Cinnamon Rolls – Cut the cinnamon rolls with a sharp knife around the edges to prevent from breaking apart.
  • Slicing Dough – To easily cut the dough, use unflavored dental floss. It slices through the dough with ease.

Serving Suggestions:

If you love eggnog, then these cinnamon rolls are a must try. We love to serve during the holidays as the eggnog is in all the stores. These cinnamon rolls are even better with your favorite side dish. Here are some of our favorites.

Cinnamon Rolls in a baking dish

Frequently Asked Questions:

How to Store Leftovers:

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge. They will last up to 4 days if stored properly. We recommend covering with plastic wrap if leaving in baking dish.

Can I Make Ahead of Time?

Yes, these homemade cinnamon rolls can be prepared ahead of time. After preparing the cinnamon rolls, place in a prepared baking dish and allow to double in size. Then store in the fridge until ready to bake. These cinnamon rolls are perfect for a Christmas morning breakfast.

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Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls

5 from 5 votes
This Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls Recipe is perfect for Christmas morning. These homemade cinnamon rolls are easy to make and delicious too!
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Cool 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Breakfast
Calories 394

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Milk
  • ½ cup Eggnog
  • tsp Active Dry Yeast
  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • 4 tbsp melted Butter
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • cups Flour
  • Filling:
  • ½ cup softened Butter
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Cinnamon
  • Glaze:
  • 2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Eggnog
  • 2 tbsp melted Butter

Instructions

  • Heat the milk and eggnog just until feels warm (about 100 degrees)
  • Sprinkle the yeast on top and leave it sit for 10 minutes.
  • Whisk in the egg, butter and vanilla to the yeast mixture.
  • In a stand mixer with whisk attachment, add the flour and sugar and run on low for 3 minutes in a large bowl.
  • Switch to dough hook attachment.
  • Add the wet ingredient mixture in the center and mix on low speed dough comes together.
  • Increase to medium and knead until the dough sticks to the hook (6-8 minutes).
  • Shape dough into a ball.
  • Clean mixer bowl and lightly grease with butter.
  • Return the dough to the bowl and turn to coat.
  • Cover with towel and allow to rise until doubled (about 1½ hours).
  • Flour your work surface, and roll
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into roughly 12×15″ rectangle.
  • With longer side facing you, spread butter over the the surface, except for ½” edge opposite you.
  • Mix together your sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle mixture evenly over buttered area.
  • Roll the dough towards the unbuttered edge, trying not to leave gaps.
  • Gently rub water along the unbuttered edge and continue rolling to seal up the roll.
  • Cut the roll into 12 even pieces.
  • Line a 9×13″ pan with parchment paper and plae buns in the pan, leaving a little space between each. You can use multiple smaller pans if desired.
  • Cover with towel and allow to rise about 45 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 325.
  • Bake until golden brown (20-30 minutes).
  • Cool for 15 minutes.
  • Combine powdered sugar, melted butter and eggnog and whisk until well blended.
  • Transfer the glaze to piping bag and drizzle over rolls.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 394kcal, Carbohydrates 59g, Protein 6g, Fat 15g, Saturated Fat 9g, Cholesterol 61mg, Sodium 773mg, Potassium 108mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 22g, Vitamin A 492IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 64mg, Iron 2mg

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