Holidays, Recipes

Apple Cinnamon Rolls With Orange Cream Cheese Icing

This is a wonderful tasty recipe that I grew up on, Kevin made the dough for me and was like this looks way sticky, I took one taste of the dough and knew it was right!  As kids these were always waiting for us Christmas morning and they are so tasty!

Dough Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups warm water
  • 3/4 C sugar
  • 2 packets fast acting yeast
  • 2/3 C  butter melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tsp salt
  • 5-6 c flour 

Directions

  1. Dissolve yeast in water with sugar
  2. Whisk in melted butter
  3. Whisk in eggs
  4. Stir in Salt & Flour {dough will be sticky & tender) 
  5. Let rest/rise 15 min & stir down with spoon, rrepeat for a total of 5 times

Once our dough is ready you will want to split it in half, the above recipe will make enough for 2 logs of rolls.  Roll out the dough on a floured surface about  1/3 of an inch thick.  Brush it with melted butter and sprinkle on brown sugar and cinnamon.  I also like to add in some chopped apples and walnuts. Roll the dough in to a log and use some threat or floss to cut.  I go 1- 1 1/2 inches thick, Place them in a sprayed 9×13 pan or a round backing dish (pie plate) allow them to rise for 45 minutes then bake at 400 for 20-25 min (Golden Brown).  When you remove them from the oven flip them out and allow them to cool for a bit.

 

rolls

Icing

I like to make an Orange Cream Cheese Icing as well!  Simply combine all of the listed ingredients in a bowl with your mixer or in your food processor!

  • 4 ounces of cream cheese (softened
  • 3 Tb butter (softened)
  • 2 Tb orange juice concentrate
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 2 C powdered sugar

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