Total Time
2hrs 20mins
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 20 mins

Our Thanksgiving morning would not be complete without my mom's orange rolls. They are a very light and fluffy roll with so much orange flavor!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (16 ounce) box hot roll mix
  • 14 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon orange peel, freshly grated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 14-12 cup flour
  • 14 cup butter, softened
  • 34 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons orange peel, freshly grated
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 14 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened


  1. 1. Follow the directions on the box of the Hot Roll mix, but in addition add 1/4 c sugar, vanilla and 1 teaspoons grated orange peel. You will need to add additional flour as you knead the rolls.
  2. Let the dough raise in a bowl for 1 hour.
  3. Roll out the dough onto a floured surface to about 1/2 thick. Making a rectangle, adding enough flour to ensure it will not stick.
  4. Spread the 1/4 c butter over the dough.
  5. Mix together the sugar and orange peel and spread over the butter, going to the ends.
  6. Roll up in jelly roll style.
  7. Cut into 3/4" to 1" circles and place cut side down into a greased muffin pan.
  8. Let rise until double - approximately 1 hour.
  9. Bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes.
  10. Mix together the powdered sugar, orange juice and melted butter and pour over the warm rolls.
  11. Let cool for 15 minutes and remove from pans.
Most Helpful

Awesome rolls. Instead of a box of hot roll mix I used Blender Yeast Rolls for the bread and omitted the 1/4 cup of sugar, the vanilla is a nice touch. Mine baked in 18 minutes. The powdered sugar and orange juice icing is amazing combo. Next time I will add oj by the tbsp to get the right consistency. I thought the 1/4 cup made the icing a bit runny. But OOOOh so good. Made for Spring PAC 2010.

Calee March 27, 2010