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Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls

Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls – quick and easy cinnamon rolls that are perfect for the holidays.  Eggnog are both in the dough and in the glaze!

When it comes to the holidays I am all about baking with Eggnog! I won’t touch a glass of it to drink, but put it in cinnamon rolls or Eggnog Muffins and I am a huge fan!

I first made this recipe years ago, and based it on my normal Cinnamon Rolls recipe. And it has been a huge hit in our family ever since. It is great for holiday morning breakfast or brunch.

cinnamon roll cut in half on a white plate


Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • They take under 60 minutes from start to finish! Yep, you can fluffy and delicious cinnamon rolls in less than an hour.
  • No yeast! Seriously, these are so easy, no yeast involved, but they are still fluffy, gooey, and all the things you want in a cinnamon roll.
  • Tons of flavor. The eggnog in the dough and the icing gives them such great flavor. I don’t enjoy drinking eggnog, but the spices in there make it perfect for baking and adding to some of your recipes.
eggnog cinnamon rolls in baking dish

What You’ll Need

  • Brown Sugar
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Ground Cloves
  • Butter
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Eggnog
  • Cream Cheese
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Vanilla Extract
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How To Make Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls

Be sure to scroll to the recipe card below for the full recipe and measurements.

  1. First thing is to melt the butter. Melt a full stick, or 1/2 cup of butter in a bowl. As the recipe calls for butter in different steps, just measure from this bowl.
  2. Make the filling by mixing all of the ingredients together in a small bowl. Use your fingers or a fork to get the melted butter combined with the sugar and spices.
  3. Next make the dough. Whisk together the dry ingredients until they are combined. Mix together the eggnog and melted butter and pour into the flour mixture. Use a spatula or wooden spoon to mix until it comes together. It will be a very rough dough.
  4. Turn onto a flour surface and knead a couple of times until it comes together.
  5. Press into a 12×9 inch rectangle. Spread the butter over the surface and spread the filling within 1/2 inch of the edge.
  6. Start rolling from the long edge and roll into a log. Cut into 8 equal portions and arrange them in the cake pan or pie plate.
  7. Spread the rest of the melted butter over the top and bake for 20-25 minutes until they have puffed up and are golden brown.
  8. Remove from the oven and prepare the icing by mixing the ingredients together until it is smooth and a spreadable consistency. Adjust the eggnog and sugar to make it thinner or thicker if necessary.
  9. Spread the frosting over the cinnamon rolls and serve.
cinnamon roll on a plate


Eggnog cinnamon rolls are best served warm, but if you have leftovers don’t worry! Just cover them and put them in the fridge. You can re-warm one in the microwave to enjoy the next day.

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Yield: 8

Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls

cropped square image of eggnog cinnamon roll on white plate

Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls - quick and easy cinnamon rolls that are perfect for the holidays. Eggnog are both in the dough and in the glaze!

Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour



  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon butter, melted and cooled


  • 2 1/2 all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups eggnog
  • 6 Tablespoons butter, melted and cooled


  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons eggnog
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 425º F. Melt 1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter in a bowl, let cool (use this bowl for each step when you need melted butter).
  2. Brush 1 Tbsp of butter into a 9 inch cake pan or pie plate. Set aside.
  3. Prepare the filling. In a bowl combine brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt. Add 1 Tbsp melted butter. Using your fingers or a fork stir together until is feels like wet sand. Set aside.
  4. Prepare the dough. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  5. In a liquid measuring cup mix together eggnog and 2 Tbsp melted butter. Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture and stir with a wooden spoon, until everything is combined (about 30 seconds). The dough will be very rough.
  6. Turn onto a floured surface and kneed until just smooth (handle as little as possible for flaky rolls).
  7. Using your hands, press the dough into a 12x9 inch rectangle.
  8. Brush with 2 Tbsp melted butter. Sprinkle the filling evenly over the dough, pressing gently into the dough. Be sure to leave about 1/2 in border around the edges. Using a scarper loosen the dough from the counter, and roll (starting from the long side), into a tight cylinder. Pinch to seal.
  9. Using a sharp knife, cut into 8 equal pieces. Slightly flatten each piece of dough, to try to keep the filling in. Place 1 roll in the center of the prepared pan, and arrange the other 7 around it. Brush with the last 2 Tbsp of butter.
  10. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the edges are golden brown. Allow the rolls to rest for 5 minutes before frosting.
  11. Meanwhile, prepare the icing. In a small bowl mix all of the icing ingredients together. You can adjust the eggnog and sugar level to get the desired consistency. Drizzle the icing over the cinnamon rolls.
  12. Remove from pan to serve.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 530Total Fat 21gSaturated Fat 13gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 75mgSodium 496mgCarbohydrates 81gFiber 1gSugar 50gProtein 7g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.

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Monday 19th of December 2022

These look absolutely tasty! I will definitely be giving these a try this Christmas!


Sunday 20th of November 2022

I would like to wake up with these cinnamon rolls tomorrow! They are the best!

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Friday 18th of November 2022

Oh my goodness, these cinnamon rolls are amaaazing!! LOVE the flavors!!


Thursday 17th of November 2022

Oh my goodness I am going to make these for christmas morning!


Thursday 17th of November 2022

This is definitely a must try! I have to make a bigger batch next time! They were gone in seconds!

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