Orange and Cinnamon Rolls

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post on different ways to roll rolls. I mentioned ¬†we do something special with the scraps from the Parker House rolls. Today, I’ll share that wonderful treat with all of you!

After cutting out circles for the Parker House rolls, we’re left with something that looks like this:

Rather than make more savory rolls, our family makes sweet rolls in cinnamon and orange.

Start by melting 1/4 C butter in a small bowl.

Then put 1/2 C sugar in two separate bowls. In one bowl, add 1T cinnamon and in the other, add the zest of one orange. Stir the mixtures until they are well combined.

Tear off a scrap from the remainder of the rolls and roll it into a rope.

Dip the rope in the melted butter and then in either the cinnamon mixture or the orange mixture.


Tie the dough in a knot and put it on a greased baking sheet.

We usually end up with about six to eight cinnamon rolls and six to eight orange rolls. You don’t have to do both, you can do one or the other. We just always do both.

Cover the rolls and let them rise until doubled in size (half an hour to an hour). Bake the rolls at 350 degrees for about 12-15 minutes. These are great for breakfast, a snack or if you’re in my family, part of dinner.


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