These sweet and moist cinnamon rolls with a hint of orange are as close to perfect as you will ever get! This tasty treat is perfect served as breakfast and/or desert!

Sweet Cinnamon Orange Rolls

Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Servings 10 servings

Ingredients
  

Dough

  • 3/4 cups Milk
  • 1/3 cup Butter
  • 2 1/4 cups flour plus up to 1 cup extra for kneading
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 (0.25-oz) pkg quick-rise yeast
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tbsps Melted Butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

Cinnamon Mixture

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsps cinnamon
  • 2 tbsps orange zest

Cheese Cream Icing

  • 4 oz Cream Cheese
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsps orange juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions
 

  • In a saucepan over heat, add milk & 1/3 cup butter, Stir until melted; remove from heat.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine 2 1/4 cups flour, 1/4 cup sugar & salt.
  • Add yeast & lukewarm milk mixture.
  • Combine, then add egg.
  • Using your hands, or the dough hook attachment on a stand mixer, knead while gradually adding up to 1 cup flour until the dough forms a ball & pulls away from the edges of the bowl.
  • Let dough rest 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • On a floured surface, roll out dough into a rectangle. Spread melted butter on top & sprinkle with 1 cup sugar, cinnamon & orange zest.
  • Using a knife or pizza wheel, cut crisscross into 10 equal strips.
  • Roll each one & arrange in a buttered baking dish or cast iron skillet.
  • Cover dish with a clean, damp towel, place in over & turn oven off. (cover the buns with parchment paper before placing the damp towel on top)
  • Allow to rise 25 minutes then remove from oven.
  • Preheat oven again to 350 degrees.
  • Pour heavy cream over rolls.
  • Bake 15 minutes or until slightly golden.
  • Ina a bowl, stir together cream cheese, powered sugar, orange juice & vanilla until smooth.
  • Drizzle over rolls.