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Orange cream cheese frosting--how can you miss?

Recipe Summary

20 mins
20 mins
1 hr 55 mins
2 hrs 35 mins
30 rolls


Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


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.

  • 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 two 15x10-inch rectangles.

  • Mix sugar, softened butter, and orange zest in a bowl until filling is smooth. Spread half of 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, softened butter, orange juice, and orange zest in a bowl until frosting is smooth. Spread frosting on the warm rolls.

Nutrition Facts

195 calories; protein 2.4g; carbohydrates 29.8g; fat 7.6g; cholesterol 21.7mg; sodium 122.4mg. Full Nutrition