Bourbon Bacon Cinnamon Rolls with Espresso Cream Cheese Icing

Bourbon Bacon Cinnamon Rolls with Espresso Cream Cheese Icing

by Blair Roberts June 14, 2019

Bourbon Bacon Cinnamon Rolls with Espresso Cream Cheese Icing


Father’s Day is coming up and we’ve found the perfect treat—Bourbon Bacon Cinnamon Rolls. Whether your dad loves breakfast or dessert, this is sure to make him feel loved.

The Recipe

With bourbon, bacon, and Southern Coffee, it’s hard to go wrong! Start this recipe by making the dough.


3c. Bread Flour
3T. Sugar
1t. Baking powder
1/2t. Baking soda
1/2t. Salt
1c. Buttermilk
3T. Melted butter
2T. Bourbon

Sift all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Then, add buttermilk, melted butter, and bourbon. Mix just until combined.

Transfer dough to a floured surface and knead until smooth (Tip: dust the dough with flour as needed until it’s no longer sticky.) Roll into a rectangle that’s approximately 1/2-1/4” in thickness.

Flour prepping the dough

Next, make the filling and set aside. Be sure to save half of the bacon for topping the finished, iced rolls. 

Bacon, knife and cinnamon filling getting prepped


4-5 pieces of bacon crumbled and divided in half
3T. Sugar
3/4c. Brown Sugar
2T. Cinnamon
1t. Nutmeg
3T. Melted butter

Now, back to the dough! Pour melter butter onto dough and spread with brush or spoon. Sprinkle most of filling mixture evenly on dough and roll into a log. Cut 1” rolls and place about 1/2” apart on greased or parchment paper lined pan (Tip: sprinkling a light dusting of sugar filling on the bottom of pan creates a yummy caramelized layer on bottom of rolls).

Bourbon Bacon Cinnamon rolls about to go into the oven

After arranging rolls, sprinkle remaining sugar mixture over top of rolls and brush with 1T. melted butter. Bake on 425°F for a 25-30 minutes or until nicely browned.
While the rolls are baking, treat yourself to a fresh cup of Southern Coffee while making the icing! You deserve it.


1/4c. Cream Cheese
1 1/3c. Powdered sugar
2-3T. Southern Coffee Services Premium Dark brewed coffee
Milk as needed to adjust consistency

Once the rolls are nicely browned, remove from them from the oven and pat yourself on the back. You’re almost done! Add the icing and sprinkle with remaining bacon after rolls have cooled 15 minutes.

Delicious Baked Bourbon Bacon Cinnamon rolls fresh out of the oven

These are best served fresh with your favorite people and favorite roast of Fresh Southern Coffee! (Tip: Premium Dark Roast is our most-gifted Father's Day roast)

Enjoy, y’all!

Blair Roberts
Blair Roberts


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