High Five Orange Rolls

High Five Orange Rolls

Rae 167

"My son loves the orange rolls that come in a can. But he wanted them homemade. After trying a couple recipes and none of them meeting his approval, I came up with my own. After getting thumbs up AND a high five from my son, I finally had a recipe! These are made overnight and baked in the morning."


11 h 35 m servings 438 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 18 servings



  • Calories:
  • 438 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 21 g
  • 32%
  • Carbs:
  • 55.6g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 6.8 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 66 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium:
  • 332 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon white sugar and the yeast over the warm milk and warm water in a bowl. Let stand until the yeast softens and begins to form a creamy foam, about 5 minutes. Mix in the egg, 1/2 cup orange juice, melted butter, vanilla pudding mix, and 1 tablespoon orange extract. Stir in 5 cups bread flour and salt. Add more bread flour if the dough is too sticky. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, 8 to 10 minutes.
  2. Place the dough in an oiled bowl and cover with a clean cloth. Allow the dough to rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 1/2 hours.
  3. Combine 1/2 cup softened butter with the orange zest and 1 teaspoon orange extract in a small bowl until smooth. Set aside. Grease a baking sheet, or cover with parchment paper.
  4. Turn the dough out on a floured surface and roll out into a 24x12-inch rectangle. Spread the butter mixture evenly over the dough, then sprinkle with 3/4 cup white sugar. Roll up the dough, beginning with the long side. Cut the dough into 18 1 1/2-inch rolls. Arrange the rolls cut-side up on prepared baking sheet. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  6. Remove the plastic wrap from the rolls and allow them to rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Allow rolls to cool slightly before frosting.
  8. While the rolls are baking, cream together the cream cheese and 1/2 cup softened butter until smooth. Stir in the confectioners' sugar and 2 teaspoons orange extract. Stir in milk, a little at a time, until frosting is smooth and spreadable. Spread the frosting over the slightly cooled rolls.


  • Cook's Note
  • If you do not want to make the rolls overnight after rolling and slicing, cover with cloth and let rise until doubled, then bake.
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  1. 59 Ratings


I am so happy with this recipe, I don't know where to start! These rolls are absolutely perfect in every way. I followed the recipe and the "Cook's Note" and will never change a thing. We have b...

MAKE THIS ONE!!! Oh my gosh. I have tried a LOT of recipes ... I'm a food blogger and a stay-at-home mom with just 1 kid so far. And after our first bites, my husband and I both declared that...

A MUST! Wonderful! I saw this recipe and had to try it. It makes plenty so I knew I would have enough to give to a friend and enough for my family. I made the dough but erred several times. I di...

I made these rolls before they were famous!!! This is my original review ~ These really are wonderful breakfast rolls, perfect light taste for summer Breakfast’s. I halved the recipe and made t...

A terrific recipe! Absolutely perfect in every way. They were so delicious, I baked these rolls 3 times in less than a week. Once, I substituted white sugar with a generous sprinkling of brown ...

WOW, that pretty much sums up these rolls. If heaven smells like anything it is these rolls, my apartment smelled so good while baking them and I absolutely could not wait for them to be done. I...

We L-O-V-E-D these! We made a couple of adjustments to the recipe. But they were great!

I spent A LOT of $ to try this recipe. Bought orange extract, pudding mix, bread flour, used 3 sticks of butter... Groceries aren't cheap these days! I had read all of the positive reviews and f...

I've never made sweet rolls before and I decided to take the plunge with these! I followed the recipe exactly and they turned out perfect! I think I baked them for 30 minutes instead of 25 since...