Citrus Sugar Spiced Cinnamon Rolls

Citrus Sugar Spiced Cinnamon Rolls

Christmas morning cinnamon rolls are a tradition at our house. Even those of us without a sweet tooth love them! Soft, made-from-scratch dough filled with the perfect blend of cinnamon, vanilla, and citrus from Calicutts Citrus Spiced Sugar and finished with fresh cream cheese icing. These will get more than the kiddos out of bed, trust me!


For the Rolls

  • 3 ½ - 4 C All-purpose flour
  • 1 packet Rapid rise yeast
  • 2 Tbsp Brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp Salt, kosher
  • ¾ C Milk, warmed
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • ½ C Butter, softened

For the Filling

For the Frosting

  • 1 ½ C Sugar, powdered
  • 2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp Orange juice
  • 2 oz Cream cheese
  • ¼ C Milk, warmed


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine 3 ½ C flour, yeast, brown sugar, and salt. Add warmed milk, eggs, vanilla, and butter, using the dough hook. Mix until the flour is completely incorporated, about 5 minutes. The dough should be a slightly sticky, but feel free to add a bit more flour if the dough seems too sticky.
  2. Cover bowl with plastic wrap. Let it set at room temperature for an hour or until it has doubled in size. In the meantime, make the filling - combine the brown sugar, orange zest, and Calicutts Citrus Spiced Sugar in a small bowl.
  3. Line a 9 x 13 baking dish with parchment.
  4. When dough is ready, lightly dust your work surface with flour. Turn out the dough, punch it down, and roll it into a rectangle, about 10” x 16”. Spread the softened butter evenly over the dough and sprinkle the filling over top.
  5. Starting with the long edge closest to you, carefully roll the dough into a log, keeping it fairly tight as you go. When you reach the edge, gently pinch the dough along the side to make a seal. Using a sharp knife, cut the log into 12-15 rolls and place side-to-side in baking dish. Cover and let rise for 20-30 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 350. Bake the cinnamon rolls for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. While they bake, whisk together the frosting in a medium bowl. Combine the warmed milk, orange juice, vanilla, and cream cheese for about 1-2 minutes. Add the powdered sugar and mix until fully incorporated. Spread on warm rolls and enjoy!

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