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Lemon-Orange Rolls

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.


  • 1 (16-ounce) package hot roll mix
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened and divided
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange rind
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice

How to Make It

  1. Prepare hot roll dough according to package directions.

  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.

  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.

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

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

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

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

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