'Tis the season for all the baked goods and ALL the boozy eggnog! I decided to combine the two to make our lives that much easier. Say hello to my Boozy Glazed Eggnog Sweet Rolls. Like a cinnamon roll, but we replace the cinnamon with the quintessential eggnog spice: nutmeg - freshly grated if you please. The dough is infused with eggnog, a bit more nutmeg, and vanilla. The buttery, sweet filling is scented with nutmeg, vanilla, and a splash of Christmas cheer -- bourbon in this case, but you could use rum or whatever brown liquor you prefer to spike your eggnog with. And then comes the glaze: Powdered sugar, eggnog, vanilla, nutmeg, and another splash of the good stuff.
These Boozy Glazed Eggnog Sweet Rolls will fill your house with the sweetest, most Christmasy smell and will be the perfect addition to your holiday breakfasts and brunches as well as making a wonderful gift! If booze isn't your thing, just leave it out; they will still be so delicious and festively fragrant from the eggnog, vanilla, and nutmeg. As I've noted in the recipe below, you can add a splash of all-natural rum extract in place of the booze.
Did I mention how much I love eggnog? My dad instilled my love for it when I was just a little girl and now all of my kids love it too. I know eggnog is a love it or hate it kind of thing, but we are definitely a pro-nog family. It's just not Christmas without it. My daughter will not allow any Christmas tree decorating to commence until we all have a glass of eggnog poured and the Christmas music blasting.
As much as I love just sipping on a cold glass of nog, baking with it and using it in recipes just makes so much sense, too. It is rich, eggy, sweet and spicy and it is the perfect addition to so many sweet treats.
Here are just a few ways to use eggnog this holiday season:
French Toast: Just replace the milk or cream in the recipe with eggnog!
Creme Brulee: Yes! Make it just the same way, but use egg nog instead of cream and get rid of the extra sugar in the recipe. It is so good!
Eggnog Latte: Just warm some eggnog very gently and use a whisk or a milk frother to really froth it up. Add to tea or coffee for a festive latte treat!
Eggnog Hot Cocoa: Same as above, just use eggnog in place of milk in your favorite hot cocoa recipe.
Cocktails: Of course, you could just splash in some bourbon, rum, or brandy, but there are also some really fun cocktails out there too.
Bread puddings or any kind of sweet breakfast casseroles, quick breads, muffins, waffles, frostings and glazes... I could go on and on. The point is, if you love eggnog as much as I do, don't be afraid to try it in your favorite sweet recipes. Let your imagination run wild!
And if eggnog isn't your thing, make my Browned Butter Vanilla Bean Cinnamon Rolls instead. This is the exact same dough, I just replace the milk with eggnog and switch up the filling and frosting.
And a few more sweet treats worthy of your holiday breakfasts:
Vanilla Bean Scones with a Vanilla Bean Glaze (My kids' most requested breakfast treat, especially in the winter time. Perfect for the holidays and all winter long)
Triple Berry Creme Fraiche Scones (just replace the berries with halved, fresh cranberries and some chopped rosemary - I did this for Thanksgiving this year and it was amazing. Probably my favorite scones ever)
Cara Cara Orange Scones (Hurray for citrus season!)
And here are some eggnog-infused treats from fellow bloggers!
Eggnog Cream Pie with Caramel Rum Sauce from my pal Rebecca at DisplacedHousewife
Eggnog Frosted Chai Snickerdoodle Snowmen from Half Baked Harvest
Naughty Nice Hot Cocoa with Spiked Eggnog Marshmallows also from HBH
Homemade Eggnog from The Kitchn
Eggnog and Spiced Rum Cake by Sarah Fennel
And finally, here is an old post I wrote about how much I love Christmas:
I hope you'll give these or any of my sweet breakfast treats a try. If you do, let me know how they turn out! I love seeing pictures, so if you make something, be sure to tag me on Instagram @cookonawhim so I can see!
Make sure to save this recipe for later; Just click on any photo to Pin!
Happy Baking and happy, HAPPY Holidays!
xo - Anita