Orange Knots, The Easiest Orange Sweet Roll Knockoff Recipe


Orange Knots, Easy Orange Sweet Roll Recipe

Course Baking, Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Catherine’s Plates


  • 1 (8 count) can refrigerated biscuit dough (I used Grands)
  • 4 TBS melted butter
  • 2 TBS white granulated sugar
  • 1 TBS fresh orange zest


  • 1/2 cup powdered (confectioners) sugar sifted
  • 2 TBS freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tsp orange zest


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together melted butter, granulated sugar, and 1 TBS orange zest.
  • Remove biscuits from can onto a clean work surface dusted with flour. (I use a silicone mat.) Cut each biscuit in half. Roll each half of biscuit dough into a rope shape about 8-10 inches long. Tie each rope into a loose knot and place onto prepared sheet pan.
  • Fully coat by brushing each knot with the melted butter mixture using a pastry brush.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes until golden brown.

Making the Glaze

  • While knots are baking in oven make an orange glaze.
  • Sift powdered sugar into a bowl. (NOTE: you can place powdered sugar into a bowl and use a whisk to sift it.)
  • Whisk in orange juice and 1 tsp of orange zest.
  • Once orange knots come out of oven, drizzle orange mixture over the warm knots then allow to cool for a few minutes before serving.