Orange Cinnamon Rolls

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

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

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

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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  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!

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

  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