Orange Cinnamon Rolls
recipe adapted from Taste of Home
1 loaf (1 pound) frozen bread dough, thawed
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
4 oz cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon orange or vanilla extract
2 to 3 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1-2 teaspoons fresh orange zest
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 14-in. square. Spread with butter. In a small bowl, combine the pecans, sugar, brown sugar, orange peel and cinnamon. Sprinkle over dough to within 1/2 in. of edges.
Roll up jelly-roll style; pinch seams to seal. Cut into 28 slices. Place cut side down in two greased 9-in. round baking pans. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 40 minutes.
Bake at 350° for 14-16 minutes or until golden brown.
Combine the confectioners’ sugar, butter, vanilla, fresh orange zest and enough orange juice to achieve desired consistency; drizzle over warm rolls.