These cinnamon rolls have a subtle eggnog flavor and a hint of nutmeg—the perfect breakfast treat for the holiday season. They taste like the classic cinnamon rolls so it’s the perfect replacement.
Preparation Time: 45 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Additional: 3 hrs 15 mins
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- 1 (.25 ounce) package quick-rising yeast (such as Fleischmann’s RapidRise®)
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 4 ½ cups all-purpose flour, divided, or more as needed
- ½ cup eggnog
- ½ cup sour cream
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- cooking spray
- ½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons freshly grated nutmeg, or to taste
- 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
- 4 tablespoons eggnog
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine sugar, yeast, salt, and 4 cups of the flour in the work bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat on low speed until just combined, about 15 seconds. With the mixer running on low speed, add eggnog, sour cream, butter, and egg. Continue beating until dough forms, 1 to 2 minutes. Switch to a dough hook attachment. Beat on medium-low speed until dough is smooth and elastic, 6 to 9 minutes; gradually add remaining 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 to 1 teaspoon at a time, if necessary.
Place dough in a large bowl greased with cooking spray and turn to coat. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and let rise in a warm draft-free place until dough has doubled in size, 2 to 3 hours.
Spray a 13- x 9-inch pan with cooking spray. Lightly punch down the dough. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into an 18- x 10-inch rectangle.
For the filling, spread 1/2 cup of butter over the dough. In a small bowl, stir together brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Sprinkle evenly over butter. Starting with one long side, roll dough into a log; pinch seam to seal. Slice into 12 rolls. Place rolls in the prepared pan. Cover, and let rise in a warm draft-free place until doubled in size, 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Bake in the preheated oven, uncovered, until golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool in a pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes.
Add cream cheese and 4 tablespoons butter to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; beat on medium speed until smooth, 1 to 2 minutes. Add powdered sugar, eggnog, and vanilla. Beat on medium speed until smooth, about 1 minute.
Drizzle glaze over warm rolls. Serve with freshly grated nutmeg sprinkled on top and any extra glaze, if desired.