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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
1 hr 55 mins
total:
2 hrs 35 mins
Servings:
30
Yield:
30 rolls
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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Rolls:
Filling:
Frosting:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Dissolve yeast in warm water and warm orange juice in a bowl. Let stand until yeast softens and begins to form a creamy foam, about 5 minutes.

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  • Beat warm milk, shortening, 1/4 cup white sugar, egg, and salt together in a separate bowl. Stir yeast mixture into milk mixture. Add enough flour to mixture to create a soft dough. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6 to 8 minutes.

  • Grease a large bowl and two 11x7x2-inch baking sheets.

  • Place dough in the greased bowl and turn dough to coat all sides. Cover bowl with plastic wrap or a clean towel and let rise in a warm place until dough is doubled in size, about 1 hour.

  • Punch dough down and divide in half. Roll each half on a lightly floured surface creating 2 15x10-inch rectangles.

  • Mix 1 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup softened butter, and 2 tablespoons orange zest in a bowl until smooth; spread half the filling onto each dough rectangle. Roll each rectangle around the filling, jelly roll-style, starting with the long end creating a log. Cut each log into 15 rolls.

  • Arrange rolls on the prepared baking sheets. Cover baking sheets with plastic wrap and let rolls rise until doubled in size, about 45 minutes.

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Remove plastic wrap from baking sheets.

  • Bake rolls in the preheated oven until lightly browned, 20 to 25 minutes.

  • Beat confectioners' sugar, cream cheese, 3 tablespoons softened butter, orange juice, and 2 teaspoons orange zest in a bowl until frosting is smooth. Spread frosting on the warm rolls.

Nutrition Facts

195 calories; protein 2.4g 5% DV; carbohydrates 29.8g 10% DV; fat 7.6g 12% DV; cholesterol 21.7mg 7% DV; sodium 122.4mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2013
Pretty tasty! They aren't a very sweet roll, so if you like sweets for breakfast, you may want to add more sugar in the filling or perhaps in the dough itself. I added some cinnamon to the filling and I think it was a good choice! Read More
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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2013
Pretty tasty! They aren't a very sweet roll, so if you like sweets for breakfast, you may want to add more sugar in the filling or perhaps in the dough itself. I added some cinnamon to the filling and I think it was a good choice! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/19/2018
I added cinnamon to the filing. Recipe had the right amount of orange flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2019
Really good! Just what I was craving. I took another user s recommendation and sprinkled some cinnamon in the filling and it tasted great! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/19/2018
Delicious soft rolls. I wanted more orange flavor so I added a little orange extract to the icing. I didn't like the cream cheese flavor in the icing, so next time I'll make it without cream cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2016
Super great! I made a double batch and they were gone in two days! You can't just eat one or two.......... Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2019
These rolls were fabulous! They were exactly as I remembered enjoying in my childhood. I followed the recipe without substitutions and have none planned. This recipe is going in the collection! Thank you. Read More
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