quick eggnog cinnamon rolls

cinnamon rolls

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I thought I would share a quick recipe so you may indulge over the holiday (perfect to serve on Christmas morning while opening your stockings). I love this because you do not have to do anything ahead of time, like many breads, where the yeast has to rise. I  used high quality (local & organic) eggnog, which I know isn’t always a choice, but if you can please do this, the store-bought brands have stuff like corn syrup and all kinds of fake stuff added to it.

Ingredients:

Dough

2 cups flour

2 tablespoons sugar

 4 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt 

3 tablespoons butter

 3/4 milk 

4 tablespoons butter, 1 cup brown sugar or 1 cup white sugar, 3 teaspoons cinnamon

Glaze

1 cup egg nog

2 Tablespoons un-salted butter (room temperature)

3 cups powdered sugar

a dash of nutmeg & cinnamon to taste.

Here is what you do:
1. For the filling, in a small bowl combine softened butter, brown sugar and cinnamon to form a crumbly mixture. 2. Sprinkle 1/2 of the mixture over the bottom of a 9×9 pan. 3. In a large bowl mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. 4.Cut in softened butter (sometimes your hands are the best tools). 5. Stir in milk to form a soft dough. 6. Roll out dough on a lightly floured into a rectangle about 1/4 inch thick. 7. Spread the remaining filling on the rolled out dough. 8 Roll up the rectangle, with a sharp knife slice into 18 small rolls (12 if you want them a little bigger). 9. Bake for 20-25 min at 400°F. 10. For glaze, combine powdered sugar and nogg in a small bowl and stir until smooth. 11. Once rolls are finished, drizzle on glaze and serve warm.

If you are looking for more ideas, here are twelve holiday breakfast ideas by food 52.

 

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