Orange Cinnamon Rolls

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Every now and then, I like to switch things up in the kitchen. Here is a twist on your normal cinnamon rolls. Enjoy!

Dough
1 package active dry yeast
1/4 cup lukewarm water
1 cup milk, scalded
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
5 cups flour
1 egg
2 tablespoons grated orange zest
1/4 cup orange juice

Filling:
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/3 cup brown sugar
4 teaspoons cinnamon

Icing:
2 cups powdered sugar
2 oz. cream cheese
4 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 teaspoon orange zest

In small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. In large mixing bowl, combine scalded milk, butter, sugar and salt. Cool till lukewarm; Stir in 2 cups flour. Add yeast, egg, orange zest, and juice. Mix well. Stir in remaining flour to make a soft dough. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Knead dough 8-10 minutes on lightly floured surface till smooth and elastic. Place in lightly greased bowl, turning once to grease. Cover; let rise in warm place until double (1 1/2 - 2 hours). Punch down; cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Roll dough in rectangle, 1/4" thick. Spread with melted butter; sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon. Roll in jelly roll style and cut into 1" slices. Place on greased baking sheet. Allow to rise for 30-45 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes until lightly brown.

In small bowl, combine powdered sugar, butter, cream cheese, orange juice, and orange zest. Mix until smooth and creamy. Frost rolls with icing.
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3 comments:

  1. My mom always made orange cinnamon rolls when I was growing up. She never made them homemade, though ;) I will have to make this sometime for her. She would love it. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Joanne! Hope you and your mom enjoy the recipe. Blessings!

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  2. This is such an interesting twist to cinnamon rolls! I need to try this. The whole family loves cinnamon rolls. I'm Joy from www.chef-on-the-run.blogspot.com

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