Simply Decadent Orange Rolls

Simply Decadent Orange Rolls
Well, I can hardly believe it's Christmas Eve already. Wasn't it just Thanksgiving? I was going to take the day off of posting, but I felt compelled to share these Simply Decadent Orange Rolls with you today. You'll need to run to the store ASAP to get the ingredients for these, because you will want to have these ready for your sweeties when they wake up on Christmas morning. They are that good. I will be making another batch of these, as well as our traditional Monkey Bread.
Simply Decadent Orange Rolls
Simply Decadent Orange Rolls
(adapted from Southern Living's Cooking for Christmas)

4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. orange zest
1 (11 oz.) can refrigerated French bread dough
2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
1 Tbsp. melted butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 Tbsp. orange juice
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips, if desired

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Beat cream cheese, brown sugar and orange juice on medium speed until smooth. Unroll French bread dough onto a lightly floured surface. Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly over dough, leaving a 1/4-inch border. Sprinkle with granulated sugar (and mini chocolate chips, if desired). Starting at one of the long sides, gently roll up the dough. Cut into 11-12 slices. Place slices, cut side down into a lightly greased 8-inch round cake pan. Brush the top of the dough with melted butter. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a nice golden color. Stir together powdered sugar and orange juice. Drizzle glaze over the warm rolls. Serve immediately.
Simply Decadent Orange Rolls
These orange rolls were amazing as is with their creamy orange center and sweet glaze, but we also tried them with some mini chocolate chips. Truly delicious, especially if you love an orange/chocolate combination! I hope your family enjoys these as much as we did! They could be your new Christmas morning tradition! Make some Merry Christmas memories! I better get to the store to purchase food for Christmas! Have a wonderful day!

Need more inspiration for Christmas breakfast? These Cinn-fully Good Mini Cinnis are so easy to make and bring lots of smiles!

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11 comments:

  1. YUM! Thank you for sharing. The merriest and brightest of days to you and yours.

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  2. Oh gosh when I see the photo it flooded me with memories. My Mom would always make us homemade rolls. Loved them so...these look so yummy! Hope you and your had a great Christmas!

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  3. Yummy! I just copied this recipe and will make these this weekend. Thanks!

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  4. Can't wait to try these! Just found your blog and so glad I did. I'm a new follower.

    Pat

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  5. Hi Nici,
    I'll say your Orange Rolls are decadent and fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and wishing you abundant blessings in 2014!
    Miz Helen

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  6. What a great idea for a quick and special breakfast treat! I bet the kitchen smells wonderful as these are cooking! These might get my family out of bed quicker than an alarm clock. :) Thanks!

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  7. love cinnamon rolls in fact our tradition is to have them on Christmas morning this year since I had to work my husband continued on the tradition bringing them to us for work.
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  8. I love orange rolls so much! We had some for our Christmas breakfast. These look delicious! Love the photos :)

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  9. Orange rolls are our favorite breakfast rolls! I've pinned your recipe for later, since I'm out of town right now. Your rolls look amazingly delicious! Wishing you blessings for the new year...
    Kim @ Curtain Queen Creates

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  10. I've never tried orange rolls, but I love citrus desserts, so I can't wait to try!
    Thanks so much for sharing!
    Shelly
    100Things2Do.blogspot.ca

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  11. Thanks for linking these up to Marvelous Monday.... They look fantastic and I love orange. Pinned to my MM board.

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