Fluffy Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls

Christmas is coming and we’re definitely going to make these yummy morsels for Christmas morning. They’re ooey and gooey and oh so fluffy! These take some time to make but if you prep them Christmas Eve, you’ll get to enjoy the smells and tastes Christmas morning. 

I just know you’ll love these! Check out the recipe below and let me know what you think in the comments! Happy Christmas! 

Fluffy Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls

  • Servings: 12 cinnamon rolls
  • Difficulty: medium
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Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 – 4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 packet rapid rise yeast
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup high quality eggnog, warmed (you can also use whole milk)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) salted butter, at room temperature

Filling

  • 1/2- 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) salted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips (optional)

Frosting/Glaze

  • 1/4 cups high quality eggnog, warmed
  • 2 ounces white chocolate chips melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Directions

  1. To make the dough: in the bowl of a stand mixer, combine 3 ½ cups flour, the yeast, brown sugar, and salt. Add the eggnog, eggs, vanilla, and butter. Using the dough hook, mix until the flour is completely incorporated, about 4-5 minutes. If the dough seems sticky, add the remaining ½ cup of flour a little at a time. It’s better to have a stickier dough rather than a dry dough, so add flour 1 tablespoon at a time. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let sit at room temperature for 1 hour or until the dough has doubled in size.

  2. Meanwhile, make the filling. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, and cinnamon. Line a 9×13 inch baking dish with parchment. 

  3. Lightly dust your work surface with flour. Turn out the dough, punch it down, and roll it into a rectangle about 10 x 16 inches. Spread the softened butter evenly over the dough. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar, and then the white chocolate chips, evenly over the butter and lightly push into the butter. Starting with the long edge closest to you, carefully roll the dough into a log, keeping it fairly tight as you go. When you reach the edge, pinch along the edge to seal. Using a sharp knife, cut into 12-15 rolls. Place the rolls into the prepared baking dish. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise 20-30 minutes.img_8348_jpg

  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake the rolls for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown.

  5. Meanwhile, make the frosting. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggnog, melted white chocolate, and vanilla until combined. Add the powdered sugar and mix well. Spread the frosting onto the warm rolls. Serve and enjoy! Enjoy!

Note: To Use Active Dry Yeast: Mix 1 packet (2 1/4 teaspoons) active dry yeast with the warm eggnog/milk and the brown sugar. Let sit 5-10 minutes, until bubbly and foamy on top. Add the flour and follow the directions as listed for the remainder of the recipe.
 

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