Prep Time
20 Mins
Rise Time
20 Mins
Bake Time
10 Mins
Yield
Makes 4 dozen miniature rolls

If you don't have four miniature muffin pans, you can rise and bake these little rolls in batches; just be sure to keep the extra portions of dough in the refrigerator until you're ready to fill the pans again.

How to Make It

Step 1

Prepare hot roll dough according to package directions.

Step 2

Divide dough into 2 equal portions. Roll 1 portion of dough into a 12- x 8-inch rectangle on a lightly floured surface. Spread with 2 tablespoons butter.

Step 3

Stir together granulated sugar and grated rinds; sprinkle half of sugar mixture evenly over butter on rectangle. Roll up rectangle, jelly-roll fashion, starting at a long edge. Repeat procedure with remaining half of dough, 2 tablespoons butter, and remaining half of sugar mixture.

Step 4

Cut each roll into 1/2-inch-thick slices, and place in lightly greased miniature muffin pans.

Step 5

Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 20 minutes.

Step 6

Bake at 375° for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden. Remove from pans, and place on wire racks.

Step 7

Stir together powdered sugar and orange juice until smooth; spoon evenly over tops of rolls.

Step 8

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Pillsbury Hot Roll Mix. Look for it in the cake mix section of your grocery store.

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