Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls with Speculoos Icing & Baker’s Secret Giveaway

by Erin

These gingerbread cinnamon rolls topped with speculoos icing would be a great for breakfast on a holiday morning.Make it easier on yourself my preparing the night before.

Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls with Speculoos Icing 1
Thanksgiving may still be on it’s way but I’m ready to pass over the pumpkin and start on some gingerbread. So I went ahead and made these gingerbread cinnamon rolls. If you have a lot of time in the morning, you could make these rolls all at once. Or you can divide the process by refrigerating the rolls overnight and then in the morning all you have to do is pop them in the oven. Then they get coated with a speculoos icing. Sounds like a great Thanksgiving or Christmas morning breakfast option to me.

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I was inspired to make these cinnamon rolls when I got my hands on Baker’s Secret new colored metal bakeware, which are pretty enough to serve out of.  Feel free to use them this holiday season for baking and serving without needing to dirty up another dish. To help you out, I have two pieces of Baker’s Secret colored metal bakeware to giveaway. Just use the Rafflecopter widget located at the end of this post.

One year ago: DOVE® Christmas Chocolate Drops

Two years ago: Penne with Trapanese Pesto

Three years ago: Butter Pecan with Brandy Ice Cream


Makes 1 dozen



1 pkg. (2-1/4 tsp) active dry yeast

3/4 cup warm milk (105-110 degrees)

3 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted

1/3 cup molasses

4 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp ginger

1/8 tsp nutmeg


1 cup brown sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp ginger

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted


2 cups powdered sugar

2 Tbsp Speculoos/Biscoff cookie spread

3-4 Tbsp heavy cream or milk


  1. In a small bowl, sprinkle yeast over the warm milk. Let sit until foamy, about 5 minutes. Stir in butter and molasses, and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl or stand mixer, mix 2 cups of flour plus remaining dry dough ingredients. With the mixer on low, slowly add the yeast mixture. Add remaining flour by spoonfuls at a time (you may not need all of it) until fully incorporated and dough is no longer sticking to the bowl.
  3. Grease bowl and hands, form dough into a smooth ball and transfer back to the bowl. Cover and allow to rise for 1 hour.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine dry filling ingredients.
  5. Once the dough has risen, lightly flour a clean surface. Roll out the dough into about a 12×20 rectangle. Brush melted butter over entire surface and sprinkle with brown sugar mixture.
  6. Beginning at one of the short ends, roll dough as tightly as possible, and lightly pinch to seal the ends. Slice into 12 equal pieces and place in a lightly greased 9×13-inch rectangular baking dish or two round 9-inch baking dishes. Cover with plastic wrap and chill overnight OR preheat oven and continue.
  7. When ready to bake, remove prepared rolls from the refrigerator, allowing the baking dish to come to room temperature. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  8. In a small bowl, beat icing ingredients until smooth, set aside.
  9. Bake rolls for 25-30 minutes. Drizzle with icing immediately and serve.

Source: Rolls adapted slightly from Baked by Rachel. Icing adapted from my Brown Butter Pumpkin Cupcakes with Biscoff Frosting.

Disclosure: I was provided with complimentary products from Baker’s Secret and was provided a $25 gift card to purchase the ingredients to create this recipe. Giveaway also sponsored by Baker’s Secret. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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heather November 27, 2014 - 9:26 pm

Favorite tradition is to bake Christmas cookies and decorate them together.

laurie November 27, 2014 - 8:01 pm

my fave tradition is making cookies with my mom

Annette November 27, 2014 - 3:03 pm

My favorite holiday tradition is watching the parades on TV.

Sarah November 26, 2014 - 12:45 pm

My favorite tradition is one I grew up with. At Christmas I flew to visit my father. The nearest airport available was in Newark, NJ and it took an hour to get home. So dad would play Vince Guaraldi’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas”. It’s something I always look forward to at Christmas time!

Allison (Spontaneous Tomato) November 26, 2014 - 11:20 am

My favorite holiday tradition is spending a whole day making tons of homemade tamales to freeze and to share with friends.

spiffycookie November 26, 2014 - 11:21 am

Mmmm I’d like to be a part of that exchange!

Amy @ Fearless Homemaker November 26, 2014 - 10:13 am

Oh, I have so many favorite holiday traditions! I’m going to be traditional and say, trimming the Christmas tree with my family while a batch of homemade cookies bakes in the oven. =)

Carla S November 26, 2014 - 9:09 am

My favorite holiday tradition is to make cookies, gingerbread, and chex mix.

Wendy R. November 26, 2014 - 12:34 am

New jammies on Christmas Eve, my favorite tradition.

Emilee November 25, 2014 - 10:19 pm

First, we open presents from Santa…then we eat breakfast…then we open presents from each other! It helps all gifts to be more appreciated!

karen November 25, 2014 - 10:44 am

Eating leftover pumpkin pie the day after Thanksgiving

Amy Conyers November 24, 2014 - 2:34 am

My favorite Christmas family tradition is one I started myself. I have a 3 year old and 8 month old boys! Christmas Eve we make sugar cutout cookies (was a tradition with my mother when I was young) and on Christmas morning, my oldest and I make Cinnamon rolls for breakfast!

Tamar November 24, 2014 - 1:23 am

Finally! A more legit reason to buy a jar of Biscoff than just eating it straight with a spoon!

spiffycookie November 24, 2014 - 8:43 am

IDK that seems pretty legit to me O:-)

Peabody (Culinary Concoctions by Peabody) November 23, 2014 - 9:07 pm

Holy moly those look insanely good! My favorite tradition is eating pizza on Christmas Eve and playing Kings Corner (card game) with my dad.

spiffycookie November 23, 2014 - 9:48 pm

Mmm pizza on christmas eve is a great idea. And I loved Kings Corner! Been a long time since I’ve played it though. Our go-to card games change over the years, right now it’s golf or five crown.

Lisa Breece November 23, 2014 - 8:02 pm

My favorite tradition is putting the tree up on Christmas Eve.

Emily @ Life on Food November 23, 2014 - 4:34 pm

These look so yummy! Gingerbread is always a special treat this time of year.

Kristen @ Dinner For Two Blog November 22, 2014 - 1:05 pm

We go to cut down our own tree! It’s so fun!

Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) November 22, 2014 - 9:21 am

This is soooo genius! In love!!

Melissa November 21, 2014 - 9:56 pm

Since I can remember, all of my female relatives get together the week before Christmas and bake like crazy!

Anne November 21, 2014 - 9:50 pm

Baking stollen! I’ve only been doing it for a few years, but I can’t imagine the Christmas season without it.

Leslie November 21, 2014 - 9:28 pm

I always read ‘Twas the night before Christmas to my boys on Christmas Eve.

Joan November 21, 2014 - 8:32 pm

I love to bake for all my husbands customers.

Susan November 21, 2014 - 7:56 pm

I really like the idea of gingerbread cinnamon rolls. I’ve always loved cinnamon rolls, and gingerbread (good gingerbread) is growing on me, so this is perfect.

Starla November 21, 2014 - 7:31 pm

A few of my favorite holiday traditions include playing board games with family after Thanksgiving dinner and playing secret santa for Christmas. I enjoy it all when I am with my family! :)

Janet T November 21, 2014 - 6:56 pm

My favorite holiday tradition is watching the movie Christmas Story.

Lorrie November 21, 2014 - 6:46 pm

Favorite traditions with my daughters are baking cookies together for an entire weekend.

libby November 21, 2014 - 6:43 pm

Baking cookies and making sausage balls with my grandchildren

Heather November 21, 2014 - 6:08 pm

I love baking cookies with my boys! Girl, those cinnamon rolls look delicious!! Yummo!!

Erin M. November 21, 2014 - 4:04 pm

I love baking tons of Christmas cookies!

Tabitha November 21, 2014 - 2:32 pm

i love to bake santa cookies with my daughter.
we have so much fun.

Kaylin @ Enticing Healthy Eating November 21, 2014 - 1:26 pm

Favorite holiday tradition is baking up LOADS of sweets, treats, cookies, candies, etc. to give out as gifts to friends and family and neighbors each year with my mother.

Kayle (The Cooking Actress) November 21, 2014 - 12:28 pm

WHAT genius cinnamon rolls! Gingerbread cinnamon rolls are awesome enough but then speculoos icing!!??? omg yesss

christine November 21, 2014 - 11:54 am

My favorite tradition is getting all the kids in the family together to make sugar cookies. They make a big mess but everyone has a good time and then we eat the cookies on Christmas.

sharana @ Living The Sweet Life Blog November 21, 2014 - 9:39 am

LOVE THIS … Mmmm … gingerbread cinnamon rolls are SUCH a good idea :)


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