Christmas Ale Beer Cinnamon Rolls are a fun treat made from Christmas Ale full of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and honey and a very vanilla bourbon finish .

Christmas Ale Cinnamon Rolls


For the Dough

  • 1/2 cup Christmas Ale
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 stick butter plus another 1/2 tablespoon to coat 2 cake pans
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 packets active dry yeast
  • 3 - 3 1/2 cups flour

For the Cinnamon Sugar

  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon

For the Glaze

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons milk


  1. Combine beer, milk, butter, sugar, and salt in a sauce pan and warm over low heat
  2. Remove milk mixture from heat, add yeast, and set aside for 10 minutes
  3. Add 2 cups of the flour to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook
  4. Add milk mixture and eggs and turn mixer on low
  5. Gradually add the rest of the flour and let the mixer knead it for another 8 - 10 minutes, until somewhat smooth and elastic
  6. Turn out into a lightly floured surface and shape into a ball
  7. Transfer to a lightly oiled or buttered bowl, turn dough to coat, cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for about 1 hour or until doubled in size
  8. Punch dough down and divide in half, set aside and let rest for 10 - 15 minutes
  9. Roll one of the halves into a (approximate) 15 x 8 rectangle
  10. Brush 1/2 of the melted butter over the entire rectangle
  11. Combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle half over entire rectangle
  12. Roll up fairly tightly from the long side and turn so seam is on the bottom
  13. With a sharp knife or a piece of string slice into 15 equally sized pieces
  14. Transfer to buttered 9 in cake pan
  15. Repeat with other half of dough, butter, and cinnamon sugar
  16. Cover pans and let rise in a warm place for 30 - 45 minutes or until double in size
  17. While rolls are rising, preheat oven to 375
  18. Bake 20 - 25 minutes
  19. Combine powdered sugar and milk to make a glaze and pour over cinnamon rolls
  20. Serve warm or at room temperature