One Hour Orange Cinnamon Rolls

December 18, 2017

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Is there anything better than the smell of Cinnamon Rolls in the oven on Christmas morning? YES ORANGE Cinnamon Rolls in the oven! I love cinnamon rolls but I don't love having to make the dough the night before (when you have had like 8 glasses of red wine and all you want to do is sink into a food coma on the couch watching lifetime movies... just me? okay.) on Christmas Eve. That is where One Hour Orange Cinnamon rolls come in!

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1 cup whole milk
1/4 cup butter
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
divided into 3 cups and 1/2 cup separately
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/4 tsp rapid rise’ yeast
1 egg
fresh orange zest from 1 medium sized orange

1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1/4 cup butter, softened not melted

1 1/2 cup confectioners' (powdered) sugar
Juice from 1 medium sized orange
fresh orange zest from 1 medium sized orange
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup butter, softened

9x9 inch baking pan or round pan

Combine milk and butter in a microwave safe bowl. Heat on high for 1 minute, then remove and stir. Continue heating in 20 second intervals, pausing after each to stir, until the butter is melted and the milk is warm to the touch but not hot. If needed, let the milk mixture sit for a few minutes until it is warm but not hot.

In a separate bowl, whisk together 3 cups of the flour, sugar, and salt until combined.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough-hook attachment, add yeast and lukewarm milk mixture and stir by hand to combine. Add the flour mixture, orange zest, and egg, and beat on medium-low speed until combined. If the dough is sticking to the sides of the bowl, add the remaining flour, 1/4 cup at a time, until the dough begins to form a ball and pulls away from the sides of the bowl (up to 3.5 cups of flour total). Continue beating for 5 minutes on medium-low speed. Remove dough and form it into a ball with your hands. Set aside, grease the bowl. Then place the dough back in the greased bowl and cover with a damp towel.  Let rest for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, make your filling by whisking together sugars and cinnamon in a bowl until combined.

When the dough is ready, turn it out onto a floured work surface. Then use a floured rolling pin to roll the dough out into a large rectangle (about 14 x 9 inches in size). Spread the softened 1/4 cup of butter out evenly over the entire surface of the dough. Then sprinkle evenly with the cinnamon and sugar mixture.

Beginning at the wide edge, roll up the dough. Pinch along the seam to seal. Slice into nine even pieces.

Place each of the cut cinnamon rolls into a parchment paper lined 9x9 inch baking pan. Then cover again with a damp towel, and leave the dish in a warm place to rise for 25 minutes.

While the dough is rising, make the icing!

Put the powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and softened butter in a bowl. Zest an orange into the bowl. Roll the orange on the counter, slice in half. Squeeze the juice into the bowl. Whisk to combine.

When the rolls have risen, uncover. Then place on the center rack of the oven and bake at 350°F for 14-17 minutes, or until the rolls are lightly golden and cooked through.

Remove and let cool for at least 5 minutes.

Drizzle with the icing, and serve!

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