Recipe Box, Holiday Orange Rolls

I’m still working on our Thanksgiving menu…

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Looking through my recipes I found these oh so wonderful Orange Rolls

orange rolls

The best way to describe these pillowy soft rolls is clouds

orange rolls

They are like eating sweet orange flavored clouds!


You start with combining melted butter, sugar and orange zest into a topping for frozen roll dough


Place the roll dough in a greased 9 x 13 baking dish, leaving plenty of space for them to expand, and top with a dollop of the orange zest mixture


Cover them with a cooking oil sprayed piece of saran and set them aside to rise


After about 4 hours you will have fat little puffs of dough that are ready for baking.  Don’t worry if some of the topping moves around, it doesn’t matter, the flavor is still there!


While rolls are baking make the glaze


After baking for 13-15 minutes they will be golden brown,

and will smell divine, all yeasty and orange and sugary….


Pour the glaze all over the hot rolls and let them sit for several minutes before cutting

orange rolls

Be sure to serve these on a plate with a fork!

Holiday Orange Rolls

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
rising time 4 hours
Course Bread, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 12



  • 2 T butter melted
  • 6 T sugar
  • 2 oranges zested
  • 12 frozen dinner rolls [I used Bridgeford Parkerhouse rolls]

Orange Glaze

  • 2 T butter melted
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • juice of 1 orange


  • Combine butter, sugar and zest in a small bowl and mix to combine.
  • Place the rolls in a 9 x 13 greased baking dish, spaces between them.
  • Top each roll with a spoon of zest mixture, dividing mixture evenly among the rolls, and lightly press into rolls.
  • Cover the rolls with a cooking oil sprayed piece of saran wrap and let rise for 4 hours.
  • Bake at 375 for 13-15 minutes until golden.
  • Meanwhile make glaze by whisking melted butter with sugar and orange juice. Pour glaze over hot rolls and let sit for 2-3 minutes before serving. Reheat leftovers in microwave. Makes 12 rolls.
Keyword dinner rolls, easy rolls, holiday rolls, orange rolls

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So easy to make, so easy to enjoy! 

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27 Responses to “Recipe Box, Holiday Orange Rolls”
  1. Yum! Your rolls sound so good!
    You have lovely items in your store 🙂

  2. Oh yes, these rolls would be very popular here:@)

  3. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Oh my, these look yummy! My family would love these. Thanks for sharing! Happy Sunday, sweet friend!

  4. helenfern says:

    I think I would eat these with a cup of coffee as a meal! delicious! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party – Have a wonderful week and hope to see you again next week.

  5. Mary says:

    Your orange rolls sound oh so good and delicious Jenna! Love your new creations and additions to your Society6 Shop! ♥

  6. They do look like little orange clouds!

  7. Pattie says:

    I got hooked on Orange Rolls after reading Anne George’s Southern Sisters mystery series. These are making my mouth water. You recipe iks different from mine, so I’m trying this one.

  8. Nancy says:

    These look so good! Let’s sit and chat with these and coffee.

  9. I love orange rolls and often buy Millie Rae’s. Thanks so much for an easy recipe. Have a wonderful week Jenna

    What a heartbreak for Tua. His tweet sounded like he was handling it with God’s Grace.

  10. Oh, I see Thanksgiving breakfast in our future!

  11. Julie says:

    Those rolls look so yummy and just perfect for Thanksgiving! Thanks for the recipe.

  12. Michelle says:

    These looks so good! I love fresh baked rolls! The glaze for these makes my mouth water!

  13. Kitty says:

    Oh my word, Jenna, these orange rolls sound so tasty, and so easy!

  14. Veronica Lee says:

    Your orange rolls look amazing! Yumm!

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