Best Homemade Orange Rolls

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Best Homemade Orange Rolls are thick, rich and fluffy. They’re easy to make, fluffy and frosted in a delicious orange cream cheese glaze.

Can I make Orange Rolls without a stand mixer?

You can knead the dough by hand! Stir with a spoon until you can’t stir any more. Then knead with your hands. Continue kneading until all the flour is incorporated and/or the dough is soft to the touch and only slightly sticky. It’s a bit of a workout, but it’s worth it!

Butter Tips:

Butter should be room temperature and slippery to the touch. If you’re softening butter in the microwave, be sure to work in small increments so you don’t end up with any pools of melted butter.

Milk temperature:

The milk should be warm to the touch (between 100 and 110 degrees). You can use up to 1% whole milk. I would never recommend using skim milk for anything.

Can a low-sodium diet reduce salt?

Reducing salt will not affect the rise. The only thing it will affect is the taste. You can also swap out the salted butter for unsalted butter to further reduce the sodium content.

Are Orange Rolls Vegan?

Yes, these rolls are vegetarian, but they are not vegan.

How much flour should I use?

The amount of flour used when making bread dough can vary, so it’s best to choose based on the feel of the dough. The dough should be a little sticky, but still very soft and pliable. It should just barely stick to the bowl. If you add too much flour, the dough gets tough and so will your rolls. You can feel the soft rolls just by touching the dough. Start with less flour, as you can always add more as needed.

Gluten Free Instructions:

This recipe can be made gluten-free by using a gluten-free flour blend designed to be a direct replacement for all-purpose flour. “Cup to Cup” is an example of a possible flour mix. Results may vary depending on the mixture you choose to use.

Aerial view of orange rolls in a glass dish.

Note in advance:

Orange rolls can easily be made ahead of time. For best results, choose one of the following two methods:

Overnight Instructions: After rolling and cutting the cinnamon rolls and placing them in a lightly greased baking dish, cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator. The next day, take them out of the fridge and let them come to room temperature (about 45 minutes to an hour, depending on your house temperature) before baking.

Freezing Instructions: Roll and cut cinnamon rolls and place them a few inches apart on a baking sheet to freeze cinnamon rolls individually. Once frozen, transfer to a resealable plastic freezer bag. When ready to bake, place in a lightly greased baking sheet and allow to come to room temperature before baking.

Storage Instructions:

Because of the cream cheese glaze, you’ll want to store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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Best Homemade Orange Rolls are thick, rich and fluffy. They’re easy to make, fluffy and frosted in a delicious orange cream cheese glaze.

Preparation time 25 minute

cooking time 25 minute

Rise Time 1 Hour 30 minute

total time 2 Hour 20 minute

raw material


  • 1/2 cup warm milk
  • 1/2 cup Orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon instant dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon White sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 tablespoon salted butter soften
  • 1 big Egg
  • 3 to 3 1/4 cup all purpose flour


  • 1/2 cup salted butter soften
  • 1 cup White sugar
  • 2 tablespoon orange peel

orange glaze

  • 4 ounce cream cheese soften
  • 1/4 cup salted butter soften
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange extract Elective
  • 1 to 2 tablespoon Orange juice


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine warm milk, orange juice, yeast, sugar, salt, butter, and eggs. Add the flour. Using the dough hook, turn the mixer to low speed.

  • Once the flour begins to incorporate into the dough, increase the speed to medium. Add more flour as needed to pull the dough away from the sides of the bowl. The dough mixture should be soft and sticky, but not stick to your hands. Add more or less flour until the dough reaches the desired consistency.

  • Transfer dough to a lightly greased mixing bowl. Cover with a towel and let rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

  • Lightly grease a 9×13 pan. On a clean surface, roll out dough into a 12-inch by 18-inch rectangle.

  • In a small mixing bowl, combine butter, sugar, and orange zest. Spread dough in an even layer, leaving 1/2 inch at top edge. Roll up tightly lengthwise so you have one long roll. Using a sharp serrated knife, cut dough into 12 equal pieces.

  • Place slices in a lightly greased 9×13 pan. Cover and let rise for 30 to 45 minutes.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake the rolls for about 20-25 minutes, until the top is just kissed brown.

  • While the orange rolls are baking, make the cream cheese glaze by beating together the cream cheese and butter in a bowl with a hand mixer until light and fluffy. Add powdered sugar and orange juice. Add enough orange juice to achieve a soft, spreadable consistency.

  • Freeze the rolls while they are warm. Serve immediately or chill and store. Stays in good condition for 4 to 5 days.

Serve: 1roll | Calories: 400kcal | carbohydrate: 54G | protein: 5G | fat: 19G | Saturated fat: 11G | cholesterol: 67mg | sodium: 363mg | Potassium: Post-90smg | fiber: 1G | sugar: 29G | Vitamin A: 635unit | Vitamin C: 7.3mg | calcium: 35mg | iron: 1.6mg