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An eggnog sweet roll on a plate with frosting on top.
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Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 12 -15


For the Dough:

  • 2 1/2 tsp yeast 1 package
  • 1 cup warm eggnog
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup softened butter 1 stick
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cups flour

For the Filling:

  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 TBS cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg

For the Eggnog Frosting:

  • 2 TBS softened butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup eggnog


  • Dissolve the yeast in the warm eggnog in a large bowl.
  • Add the sugar, butter, salt, eggs and flour to the bowl and mix well.
  • Once the dough starts to come away from the edges, knead for about 5 minutes (if you are using your hands, dust them lightly with flour to avoid sticking) until a large ball is formed.
  • Cover the bowl with a towel and allow to rise for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until the dough has doubled in size.
  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  • Lightly flour your counter top and roll the dough out until it is approximately 16x21 inches, and ¼ inch thick.
  • Combine brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in a small bowl.
  • Spread the melted butter over the surface of your dough.
  • Sprinkle the nutmeg, cinnamon sugar mixture generously over the surface of the dough (using the butter to make it stick).
  • Carefully roll the dough from the long top edge to the bottom edge.
  • Using thread (wrap the thread around the bottom of the roll, bring up and cross over each other and pull tight), or a knife, cut dough into 1 inch slices.
  • Lightly grease a baking pan (or 2).
  • Place rolls in baking pan and bake for about 15-16 minutes until they turn a lighten golden color.
  • While they are baking combine frosting ingredients. Add more powdered sugar to the frosting if it is too runny, add more eggnog if it is too thick.
  • Remove rolls from oven and allow them to cool for about 5 minutes before frosting.
  • Apply frosting generously to rolls.