Orange Cinnamon Butterflake Rolls

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Oh. Sweet. Mercy. These Orange Cinnamon Butterflake Rolls made with Rhodes Rolls are my new favorite thing. That cinnamon butter filling is heaven!

 

Oh. Sweet. Mercy. These orange cinnamon butterflake rolls made with Rhodes Rolls are my new favorite thing. That cinnamon butter filling is heaven!

 

You do know that heaven is going to consist of eating lots of carbs, right? I mean, that’s for sure what I want my heaven to be like. Soft, fluffy rolls that have a buttery cinnamon filling and an orange glaze all over, my goodness that’s why orange cinnamon butterflake rolls are at the top of my list lately.

 

Use rhodes bake and serve rolls to make easy orange cinnamon butterflake rolls ohsweetbasil.com

 

Orange Cinnamon Butterflake Rolls

These are one of the easiest rolls to make and we found the original recipe over at Rhodes Rolls but since it’s the holiday season I felt like we should kick things up a notch with an orange cinnamon butterflake rolls recipe. A little orange zest and juice (or just juice if you don’t have an actual orange) if you need to.

 

Use rhodes bake and serve rolls to make easy orange cinnamon butterflake rolls ohsweetbasil.com

 

The butter is all mixed up with cinnamon and brown sugar and then you slather it all over the rolls before baking. Don’t worry, as long as you’ve greased your pans you wont have sugar sticking or burning.

 

The softest orange cinnamon butterflake rolls recipe ohsweetbasil.com

 

This is one of those times when you’ll want to skip the cupcake holders and just stick to the metal pan. Sugar wont stick to the greased pan but paper is sure to take over for sure.

 

The softest orange cinnamon butterflake rolls recipe ohsweetbasil.com

 

If you want smaller rolls so that you can feed more of a crowd just make sure you double the filling, otherwise press two dough balls together and stick with the original recipe.  Man, these things are so good though, you’re for sure going to want to make big, fat rolls.

 

Orange cinnamon butterflake rolls are so easy to make but guests go crazy for this faux cinnamon roll ohsweetbasil.com

 

Let the baked rolls cool for a little bit and then when still warm, brush them with the glaze, or in all honesty, we hold the rolls by their bottoms and roll them in the glaze. Quick and efficient.

 

Orange cinnamon butterflake rolls are so easy to make but guests go crazy for this faux cinnamon roll ohsweetbasil.com

 

Orange Cinnamon Butterflake Rolls

Orange Cinnamon Butterflake Rolls

Oh. Sweet. Mercy. These orange cinnamon butterflake rolls made with Rhodes Rolls are my new favorite thing. That cinnamon butter filling is heaven!

Ingredients:

  • 24 Rhodes Frozen Dinner Rolls
  • 6 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 1/2 Cup, plus 1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 2 1/4 Teaspoons Cinnamon

Orange Icing

  • 1 1/2 Cups Powdered sugar
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1/2 Orange,  Juiced
  • 1/8 teaspoon

Directions:

  1. Place frozen rolls in a 9×13-inch baking dish so that they aren’t touching and cover with plastic wrap. Allow to thaw for 2-3 hours or until soft.
  2. Combine two dinner rolls and roll into a ball.
  3. Using kitchen scissors, cut five deep slits almost to the bottom of the roll and gently spread the layers slightly.
  4.  Repeat with remaining rolls.
  5. Combine melted butter, brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and mix until it appears like wet sand.
  6. Using your fingers rub the cinnamon/sugar paste all over the rolls and get inside every slit.
  7. Place in a greased muffin tin.  Spray plastic wrap with cooking spray and loosely cover rolls to rise until doubled.
  8. When the rolls have risen, remove the plastic wrap and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 15-16 minutes.
  9. Carefully remove rolls from muffin tin as soon as they are finished baking and brush the orange icing over the warm rolls, or lately we’ve merely rolled the tops in the bowl of icing.

Serve warm.

For the Icing:

  1. Whisk together the powdered sugar, orange juice (one tablespoon at a time) and the vanilla. The icing should be very thin. If it’s too thick, add a little more orange juice.

Adapted from Rhodes Rolls 

All images and text ©Carrian Cheney for Oh Sweet Basil.

Oh. Sweet. Mercy. These Orange Cinnamon Butterflake Rolls made with Rhodes Rolls are my new favorite thing. That cinnamon butter filling is heaven!

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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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12 comments on “Orange Cinnamon Butterflake Rolls”

  1. I love to read your recipes. I appreciate you to continue your hard work. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

  2. Oh I love how you cut the dough! That’s such a good idea, i’ll have to try! 

  3. Could you make them with a “made from scratch” roll?

  4. How much vanilla?

  5. How much vanill?

  6. I’m making these Sunday! Yummy! 

  7. Yummmmmm!