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These are the ultimate "I'm indulging in and eating anything I want because it's the holidays" type of breakfast!
*1 3/4 cups 2% milk
*1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil
*1/2 cup sugar
*2 pkts. active dry yeast
*3/4 tsp. baking soda
*5 cups all-purpose flour
*2 Tbsp. butter, melted
*1/4 cup sugar
*1/4 cup light brown sugar
*4 oz. cream cheese, softened
*1 cup powdered sugar
*3 Tbsp. eggnog
*In a large pot, combine the milk, oil and 1/2 cup sugar. Heat over medium heat until the mixture is very warm but not hot (about 110°F). Remove from heat. Sprinkle the yeast atop the milk mixture at let it sit for 1 minute. Stir to combine.
*Stir in four cups of the flour with a spoon or rubber spatula until wet and dry ingredients are well-combined. Sprinkle the baking soda atop the dough along with the remaining 1 cup of flour. Knead in by hand until the dough is soft, smooth and stretchable.
*Transfer dough to a clean, lightly-oiled bowl. Cover with a towel and let sit for an hour, or until doubled in size.
*Preheat oven to 350°F.
*Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface and press by hand into a rectangle (about 15x6-inches).
*Bush dough with the melted butter. Sprinkle with the 1/3 cup sugar and sprinkle generously with ground cinnamon. Roll the dough into a log lengthwise, pinching the seam together to hold it closed. Cut into 2-inch pieces.
*Lightly-grease two 8-inch round cake pans. Place the 2-inch pieces in the cake pans, about an inch apart. Bake for 16 to 20 minutes, until the rolls are lightly golden puffed up. Cool slightly on wire rack.
*Meanwhile, prepare icing. In a bowl, whisk together the cream cheese, powdered sugar and eggnog until smooth. Spoon over warm rolls and consume immediately.