Cozy Up with these Cider Glazed Apple Cinnamon Rolls

‘Tis the season for delicious treats, whether you’re curling up and watching the snow fall or you’re hosting a holiday brunch. To match the cozy season, you’ll need an equally cozy sweet. And we have just the recipe for you: cider glazed apple cinnamon rolls.

Whip up a batch of cinnamon rolls from-scratch at home this holiday season and add honeycrisp apples to the mix. To make them that much better? Top your cinnamon rolls with a cider glaze for the perfect pairing, adding a unique depth of flavor. They’re soft, gooey and the ideal addition to your holiday breakfast plans — or for any time of year, for that matter.

Cider Glazed Apple Cinnamon Rolls

Recipe note: Be sure to choose a cider on the sweeter side for your glaze. This will give better structure and depth to the glaze.

Makes 8 cinnamon rolls


For the dough:

1 cup warm water
2 tablespoons sugar
1 package active dry yeast
1 egg
2 tablespoons softened butter
¼ teaspoon salt
3¼ cups flour

For the filling:

4 tablespoons butter, melted
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup white sugar
1½ tablespoons cinnamon
1 honeycrisp apple, cored and diced

For the glaze:

2 cups powdered sugar
4 tablespoons cider (use a semi-sweet or sweet cider)

Pour the warm water and sugar into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook. Sprinkle the yeast on top. Let the yeast mixture sit for five minutes to allow the yeast to activate.

Turn the speed on the mixer to low and gradually add half of the flour. Mix in the egg, softened butter and salt. Continue to gradually add in the remaining flour, and then turn the speed up on the mixer to medium. Knead the dough for three minutes.

Once the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl, turn off the mixer. Remove the dough from the mixing bowl, spray the bowl with cooking spray and place the dough back in the bowl. Set the dough aside and allow it to rise for one hour, doubling in size. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees while the dough rises.

To make the filling, add the brown sugar, white sugar and cinnamon to a small bowl. Mix to combine.

Once the dough is ready, remove it from the bowl and transfer it to a lightly floured work surface. Roll out the dough to about ¼ inch thick.

Brush the dough generously with the melted butter and sprinkle it with the cinnamon sugar mixture. Using your hands, pat down the mixture. Sprinkle the diced apples on top.

Use your hands to roll the dough into a tight log. Cut the uneven ends off, and then slice the log into eight slices.

Place the prepared cinnamon rolls in a greased 9-inch by 13-inch baking dish. Set the dish aside to allow the rolls to rise for an additional 15 minutes before placing the dish in the oven. Bake the cinnamon rolls for 20 minutes until golden brown. Once baked, remove the cinnamon rolls from the oven and make the cider glaze while they are cool.

To make the glaze, pour two cups of powdered sugar into a large bowl. Add in the cider and continuously whisk until the mixture is smooth. Put the glaze in the fridge for 10 minutes to thicken before drizzling over the cinnamon rolls.


Cinnamon Whiskey Mocktail Recipes – Escape Mocktails

Cinnamon Whiskey Mocktail Recipes

Here’s some recipes with our non-alcoholic Cinnamon Whiskey


Cinnamon and Spice Egg Nog

Fill a glass with egg nog, top with a shot of Escape Mocktails Cinnamon Whiskey and Spiced Rum liqueur.

Holiday Sangria Mocktail – Cranberry and Orange Mocktail

Mix a bottle of Fre Merlot, cranberry juice, Escape Mocktails Orange Cognac (3-4 shots), Escape Mocktails Cinnamon Whiskey, add Cranberry sparkling water, cherries, orange, and cranberries. For extra sweetness, add in honey or agave.


No Boos Punch


I was lucky enough to get one of these coveted ghost mugs from Target last year. My sister actually drove to the next town to get us one.


This year, I thought I’d make a mocktail with it. Here’s how I made it:

Spiced Chai tea (got mine from Trader Joe’s)

1/4 cup cranberry juice

1 shot Escape, alcohol free Cinnamon Whiskey

1 shot Escape, alcohol free Orange Cognac

Serve warm and enjoy this warm mocktail on the cold night of Halloween. 👻


Sparkling Apple Cinnamon Mocktail

Sparkling Apple Cider

1 shot of Escape Mocktails Cinnamon Whiskey

Grab your pretty glass and add some sparkling apple juice and our Escape Mocktails Cinnamon Whiskey. Top it with an apple slice for a touch of fall.

Sparkling Apple Mocktail

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Apple Ginger Mocktail

I love Reed’s Ginger Beer with 0 sugar. It’s my go to drink and it pairs well with a lot of our mocktails.

Pour 3/4 of a glass with Reed’s Ginger Beer

Add 1-2 shots of Cinnamon Whiskey

Apple Ginger Mocktail

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Peachy Cinnamon Twist Mocktail

Country Peach Juice, from Trader Joe’s *

Shot or 2 of our Escape Mocktails, Cinnamon Whiskey (depends on how much cinnamon spice you like)

Country Peach Juice is made up of pineapple, mango, peach, apple, grape, and pear juice.

Ginger Cinnamon Twist Mocktail

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California Sweet Tea


Peach tea

Shot of Escape Mocktails, non-alcoholic Cinnamon Whiskey

Fresh mint

Brew a cup of peach tea.

It was peach tea, with a shot of our non-alcoholic Cinnamon Whiskey, and mint from my garden. It looks like a drink, tastes like a drink, but it wasn’t a drink with alcohol.


Sangria Mocktail

Above are the ingredients that were used in our Sangria Mocktail.


Escape Mocktails, non-alcoholic Cinnamon Whiskey

Escape Mocktails, non-alcoholic Cognac

Cranberry juice

Sparkling orange water

FRE, alcohol removed wine

Fruit slices

Fill a pitched with a half bottle of alcohol free wine, add in 3 shots of Cognac and 2 shots of Cinnamon Whiskey, top with sparkling water and add in fruit slices.