How to Make Orange Cinnamon Rolls

by Erica Kefah Legaux Abdullah

I love the Orange Sweet Rolls in the store and wanted to make my own.


  • ½ Cups Warm milk
  • ½ Cups Warm water
  • 2 ¼ Teaspoons Yeast
  • ¼ Cups Sugar
  • ¼ Teaspoons Salt
  • ¼ Cups Butter
  • 3 Cups Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon Orange juice concentrate
  • Confectioners sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Brown sugar
  • Butter
  • Vanilla
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Dough 1/2 c warm milk 1/2 c warm water 2 1/4 tsp yeast 2 tbl butter 3 c flour 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 c sugar 1 tbl orange juice concentrate 1 tsp vanilla

    Step 2

    Filling 1 c Brown sugar 1/4 c Butter 2 tbl Cinnamon 1 tsp Vanilla Extract 1 tbl Orange Juice Concentrate

    Step 3

    Icing 1 c Confectioners Sugar 1 tbl Orange Juice Concentrate 1 tbl Butter 1 tsp Vanilla Extract 1 tbl milk

    Step 4

    Yeast in warm milk with a sprinkle of the 1/4 c sugar. Let sit 5 minutes.

    Step 5

    Yeast has gotten foamy. Add the rest of the sugar, warm water, salt,

    Step 6

    Add some of the flour and begin to work dough.

    Step 7

    Add the orange juice concentrate.

    Step 8


    Step 9

    Turn over onto floured surface and knead for 10 minutes.

    Step 10

    Let rise for 30 minutes. My kitchen was warm so I let it sit on the counter.

    Step 11

    Brown sugar, cinnamon, butter, vanilla extract. I added a pinch of ginger.

    Step 12

    Mix well and add the orange juice concentrate.

    Step 13

    It's all smooth.

    Step 14

    Roll out your dough as square and thin as possible without letting it break.

    Step 15

    Getting there

    Step 16

    I cut the edges to make it square. I saved the scraps.

    Step 17

    Spread on the filling. Yum!

    Step 18

    Roll edge tight and even.

    Step 19

    All rolled up. I made sure it was real tight.

    Step 20

    My scrap dough. I reworked it, let it rise, rolled it flat, spread on last of the filling. These were smaller than the first roll.

    Step 21

    Using a large straight knife I sliced 1 inch sections. It wasn't perfect.

    Step 22

    Placed on lined sheet. You can shape them back to round at this point.

    Step 23

    Icing. Confectioners sugar, orange juice concentrate, butter, milk, vanilla

    Step 24

    Whisked smooth.

    Step 25

    Out the oven.

    Step 26

    Drizzle on the icing. I found its best to drizzle a little, let cool then drizzle a little more.

    Step 27

    Oh my! Looking good!! I'm going in!