Zesty Orange and Almond Cinnamon Rolls

Luscious cinnamon rolls with 2 flavors of icing! Who could resist these with a steaming cup of coffee?

Zesty Orange and Almond Cinnamon Rolls


12 rolls 12 rolls

Prep Time

0:45 0:45

Bake Time

30 to 40 minutes 30 to 40 minutes

Rise Time

1-1/2 hours 1-1/2 hours

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  • Rolls
  • 1 (2-1/4 tsp.) envelope Fleischmann's® Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 cup potato-cooking water
  • 1/2 cup mashed potatoes
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 4 to 4-3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • Orange Icing
  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon freshly shredded orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • Almond Icing
  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon almond extract


  1. Stir the yeast into warm water in a large mixing bowl and let stand a few minutes to dissolve. Add the potato water that has cooled to 100° to 110°F, mashed potato, sugar, salt, butter and egg. Beat well with electric mixer. Add 2 cups of flour and beat 2 minutes. Add enough of the remaining flour to make a soft dough. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead about 8 to 10 minutes, until the dough is smooth and elastic. Place dough in a large greased bowl, cover and let rise about 45 minutes, or until dough has doubled in bulk.
  2. Punch dough down. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 14x8-inch rectangle. Spread dough with softened butter. Combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over butter. Roll up from long sides like a jelly roll. Cut into 12 equal pieces. Arrange rolls, cut sides up, in two greased 9-inch round pans or one 13 x 9-inch pan.
  3. Cover pan loosely with greased plastic wrap and let rise until doubled in bulk, approximately 30 to 40 minutes.
  4. Bake at 350°F for 30 to 40 minutes or until evenly browned. Remove from oven and cool on wire racks.
  5. To make Orange Icing: Combine powdered sugar, orange peel, vanilla and enough orange juice to make icing of drizzling consistency. Drizzle over cooled rolls.
  6. To make Almond Icing: Combine powdered sugar, almond extract and enough milk to make icing of drizzling consistency. Drizzle over orange iced rolls.

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