Grandma's Orange Rolls with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

Grandma's Orange Rolls with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

Orange cream cheese frosting--how can you miss?
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  • Serves: 30 persons



  1. Step 1

    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.
  2. Step 2

    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.
  3. Step 3

    Grease a large bowl and two 11x7x2-inch baking sheets.
  4. Step 4

    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.
  5. Step 5

    Punch dough down and divide in half. Roll each half on a lightly floured surface creating two 15x10-inch rectangles.
  6. Step 6

    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.
  7. Step 7

    Arrange rolls on the prepared baking sheets. Cover baking sheets with plastic wrap and let rolls rise until doubled in size, about 45 minutes.
  8. Step 8

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Remove plastic wrap from baking sheets.
  9. Step 9

    Bake rolls in the preheated oven until lightly browned, 20 to 25 minutes.
  10. Step 10

    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.