Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 18 mins

A variation of Cinnamon Biscuits. I was in a creative mood one morning and I liked the results!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; cut in shortening.
  2. Add 1-2 teaspoons orange zest to milk, stir.
  3. Stir milk mixture into flour mixture with fork just until dough leaves sides of bowl, dough might be slightly sticky.
  4. Roll dough out, on lightly floured surface, into a 1/4 inch thick rectangle.
  5. Brush top with butter (I prefer to use soft butter and spread it).
  6. Combine 1 teaspoons orange zest and sugar, stir to distribute the zest, mix in cinnamon; sprinkle evenly over dough.
  7. Roll up, starting on long side.
  8. Cut into 1/2 inch thick rounds.
  9. Place rounds, with sides just touching, in greased 9" round pan.
  10. Bake at 425°F for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  11. Remove from oven, cool for about 10 minutes and drizzle with glaze, serve warm.
Most Helpful

Everyone loved these. The dough was very easy to roll out. I made the dough exactly as written and they were wonderful. I found that when I cut them some of the cinnamon mixture fell out, so next time I will probably mix the cinnamon with the softened butter and sugar and then spread it on the dough. I ran out of orange zest for the glaze so I added a little orange extract. Thanks for a great recipe.

Cilantro in Canada January 01, 2006

Loved them! I doubled the recipe and used organic oranges for both the zest and juice in the icing. Delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

LonghornMama December 13, 2012

These rolls were delicious! I loved the orange zest in the biscuity rolls, and the cinnamon-orange sugar filling was great. I would say that my glaze came out a little to orangey for me, but I don't blame the recipe. I decided to add a 1/2 tsp of orange extract to the glaze, with fresh orange juice for the rest of the liquid. I think it was the extract that made the orange taste too strong. Next time I think I'll stick to the original recipe. In spite of this small critique, no one had anything but compliments for these rolls at our Easter brunch. I would suggest them to anyone.

Mees Mees April 11, 2012