Cranberry Eggnog Rolls

READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
Recipe by Sandy in Oklahoma

I copied this recipe down from Ladies Home Journal. I haven't yet made these rolls but the picture looked delicious. I think they would be the perfect sweet roll for a Thanksgiving or Christmas breakfast.

Top Review by LonghornMama

Wonderful! These are fancy caramel rolls, the topping bakes along with the rolls, so no icing required. Flip the pan over, and they're ready to serve. Makes a very light and tender roll with a delicious caramel topping containing cranberries and nuts. I used chopped frozen cranberries but dried cranberries could be used if need be. These stored well, even the next day they were tender and heated up well. I use Penzey's nutmeg which is pretty potent, and myself am not a huge nutmeg fan, but the spices here were not at all overpowering. Just gave a hint of eggnog. I used the Kitchen Aid for mixing and kneading. Baked about 24 minutes. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prep time includes rise time.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, and active dry yeast; set aside.
  3. In a medium saucepan heat and stir eggnog, water, granulated sugar, butter, and salt until warm (120 degree to 130 degree) and butter almost melts. Add to flour mixture. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes more. Using a spoon, stir in an additional 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead in enough additional flour (up to 1 cup) to make a moderately soft dough that is smooth and elastic (3 to 5 minutes total). Shape into a ball. Place in a greased bowl, turn once. Cover; let rise in a warm place until double (about 45 to 60 minutes). Punch dough down. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Cover and let rest 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in a saucepan heat together brown sugar, butter, and eggnog until mixture bubbles. Pour into an ungreased 13x9 inch baking pan. Sprinkle with cranberries and walnuts.
  5. On a lightly floured surface roll dough to a 15x12 inch rectangle. Spread with softened butter. Sprinkle with mixture of sugar, ground nutmeg, and ground cinnamon. Roll up loosely, starting at a short side. Moisten and seal edge. Cut roll into twelve 1 inch slices. Place, cut side down, on top of brown sugar mixture. Cover and let rise in a warm place until nearly double (30 to 40 minutes).
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake about 30 minutes or until golden brown. If necessary, cover loosely with foil the last 5 minutes of baking to prevent overbrowning. Remove from oven. Let stand 5 minutes on wire rack. Invert to remove from pan. Cool slightly or completely.

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