Total Time
2hrs 25mins
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 25 mins

Next time you want to do something truly creative in the kitchen, try these rolls. They're really easy to make, but no one will think that! I kid you not__these are really fabulous! You will have 30 rolls, and they won't last long. Prep time is for rising.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (1/4 ounce) package yeast
  • 14 cup water (112*)
  • 1 cup warm milk (112*)
  • 14 cup shortening
  • 14 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3 12-3 34 cups flour

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 12 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange rind

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 teaspoons butter, softened
  • 4 -5 teaspoons milk
  • 12 teaspoon lemon extract


  1. In small bowl, dissolve yeast in water.
  2. In lg bowl, mix milk, shortning, sugar, salt, and egg.
  3. Add yeast mix; blend well.
  4. Stir in enough flour to make a soft dough.
  5. Kneed on floured board for about 7 minutes.
  6. Put in greased bowl, turn to grease top.
  7. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
  8. Punch dough down; divide in half.
  9. Roll each into a 15x10 rectangle.
  10. Mix filling ingredients until smooth.
  11. Spread half on each rectangle.
  12. Roll up, starting with the long end.
  13. Cut each into 15 rolls.
  14. Put in 2 greased 11x7 baking pans.
  15. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  16. Bake at 375* for 20-25 minutes, until lightly browned.
  17. Mix glaze ingredients, spread over warm rolls.
Most Helpful

I made these this morning for a group meeting of our condo club. The meeting was for 3 PM. By 3:30 there wasn't a single one left!!! Everyone went crazy over these! Several took the recipe home. They are very light and very very delicious!

Honeydo July 05, 2002

The taste of these rolls are absolutely delicious. A really welcome treat for when you are tired of cinnamon rolls!

z.lazar July 04, 2002

These are wonderful orange rolls! Had my In-laws over and they really loved these rolls. It was nice to make a different kind of roll then cinnamon rolls. Thanks MizzNezz

Sheri-BDB April 23, 2003