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Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls with Spiced Frosting

  • Author: Elizabeth Van Lierde
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 25-35
  • Total Time: 1hr
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Desserts



For Rolls
1 cup warm egg nog
2 eggs, room temperature slightly beaten
⅓ cup butter, melted
4½ cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup white granulated sugar
1 packet of yeast

1 cup brown sugar, packed
2½ tablespoons ground cinnamon
1 tsp of ground nutmeg
⅓ cup butter, softened

For Frosting
½ cup of salted butter
8oz Cream cheese
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1 Teaspoon of ground cinnamon
¼ cup of egg nog
4½ cup of confectioners/Powdered sugar


Dissolve yeast into warm eggnog. While yeast is dissolving combine white sugar, butter, salt, and eggs into a large bowl. Mix in two cups of flour, and then mix in yeast + egg nog mixture. Mix in remaining flour until dough is easy to handle. The dough should be elastic but not sticky. Sprinkle flour over a large surface and knead for 5-10 minutes. Place in a large well-greased bowl (I sprayed mine with Pam) and cover with two clean dish towels without touching the dough. Place in a dry area for an hour to double in size.  

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Punch down the dough and roll out into a large 15×9 rectangle on a floured surface. Spread evenly with softened butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Very gently roll dough together. Cut slices about 1 1/2 inches thick and arrange close together in a greased casserole dish. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until lightly golden.

For icing:
In a large bowl fitted with a hand or standing mixer add in room temp butter, cream cheese, and vanilla extract. Beat for 2-3 minutes. Add in 1 cup of powdered sugar at a time and 1 tablespoon of eggnog after every sugar addition. Add in cinnamon and nutmeg last to your taste. Smother onto warm cinnamon rolls!