Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Orange Rolls (variation on Becky Sue's Cinnamon Rolls)

Oranges at Christmas are one of the family traditions in our home.  I have been thinking of ways to enjoy them while they are in season, and this was one of the first things to come to mind.  These rolls are fabulous!  Try them and see!

Orange Rolls
1 recipe dough from Becky Sue's Cinnamon Rolls
butter or margarine, softened
1/2 c. sugar
zest from 1 orange
orange oil (optional)

Frosting ingredients:
3 oz cream cheese, softened
4 Tbsp. butter or margarine, softened
orange oil or orange extract (optional)
Orange juice
4-5 c. powdered sugar

Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and roll into a rectangle 1/2 inch thick

Generously spread with soft butter or margarine.

Combine sugar and orange zest.  Add a couple drops of orange oil if desired.  Sprinkle generously over butter.

Roll up. 

Using a length of floss, slide the floss under the roll of dough, cross the ends of the floss and draw them away from each other to cut the slices. 

Place rolls in a greased pan.

Let raise until double in size and bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 10-15 min.  Frost while warm.  For frosting: combine softened butter and cream cheese, add 2 c. powdered sugar and orange oil or extract for flavoring.  Stir until combined.  Add powdered sugar to spreading consistency.  You may use a little orange juice for flavor or to thin for desired consistency.  Add food coloring if you like.

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