Here’s How to Make Irish Cinnamon Rolls with Guinness, Baileys & Jameson
St. Patrick’s Day is the best! It’s the one day a year that I feel justified proving to everyone that I am, in fact, wearing green underwear. (Totally kidding, Mom, totally kidding.) And now I have one more reason to absolutely LOVE St. Paddy’s: Chocolate Guinness Cinnamon Rolls with Baileys and Jameson Cream Cheese Frosting.
Beer and booze for breakfast? Yes, please! It’s everything great about the Guinness, Baileys, Jameson combo that is so popular this time of year in one gooey and awesome morning (or anytime) treat.
Chocolate Guinness Cinnamon Rolls
with Baileys and Jameson Cream Cheese Frosting
Chocolate Guinness Dough
- 1 (16 oz.) pkg Pillsbury® Hot Roll Mix
- 3 T sugar
- 1/3c cocoa powder, sifted
- 1c hot Guinness, 120° to 130°F (I heated mine on the stove.)
- 2T butter, softened
- 1 egg
- Extra flour for kneading
Jameson and Cinnamon Sugar Filling
- 1/4c butter, softened
- 2t Jameson
- 1/4c brown sugar
- 1/2c sugar
- 1 1/2T cinnamon
Baileys Cream Cheese Frosting (adapted from Angie’s Pantry)
- 4T butter, softened
- 4oz cream cheese, softened
- 3c powdered sugar
- 1-2T heavy cream (milk will do in a pinch)
- 1T Baileys
- 1t vanilla
- 1t Jameson
- Grease 9×13 pan and heat oven to 375°F.
- Combine flour and yeast packets from hot roll mix with sugar and cocoa powder in large bowl.
- Stir in hot Guinness, softened butter and egg until dough pulls away from sides of bowl. Knead dough on lightly floured surface 5 minutes or until smooth, using additional flour as needed.
- Cover with large bowl; let rest 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl stir together whiskey and butter.
- In another bowl, combine both the sugars and the cinnamon.
- Roll dough to 15 x 10-inch rectangle on lightly floured surface.
- Spread whiskey butter over dough, and pour cinnamon sugar mixture on top.
- Starting with 10-inch side, roll dough up tightly, pressing edges to seal.
- Cut dough into 12 slices. (I use thread!) Place cut side down in prepared pan. Cover with a towel, and let rise in warm place (80° to 90°F) for 30 to 45 minutes or until doubled in size. (I usually just stick it on top of the preheating stove).
- Uncover dough and bake 18 to 20 minutes or until done in the rolled up bits.
Baileys Cream Cheese Frosting
- Using an electric mixer, cream together cream cheese and butter until smooth.
- Sift in powder sugar and beat until combined.
- Add in vanilla, Jameson, and Baileys 1-2T cream (as needed) and beat on medium-high until fluffy. (You can adjust the ratio of the Baileys and cream to the powder sugar for a stiffer or runnier frosting).
- Spread over warm cinnamon rolls.
Optional step: Unhinge jaw, shove frosting covered cinnamon roll in face, and repeat.
Lots of ingredients and steps to get there, but lots of reward at the end. Irish I was eating one right now.
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