12 Days of Holiday Baking: Day 7 Orange Knots

On the 7th day of holiday baking, For Love of the Mouse gave to me, delicious little Orange Knots to eat.

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These little babies not only pack a ton of bright flavor but are super simple to pull together.

Each year on Christmas morning, I make my homemade biscuits and gravy. It’s the one day a year I make it and it is out of this world delicious. Last year, I had the thought that it would be great to make something that added a little sweetness to the savory.

These knots are perfect. They are bite size and packed with bright, fresh flavor.

If you are looking for something you can pull together the night before that can be ready when you head out the door, pair these with some fruit and you’ve got a great, simple breakfast.

Or pair them with something heavier, bacon, eggs and hashbrown for a great start to the weekend.

Let’s get started.

First you want to melt your butter and zest your orange. Set the butter aside and combine your orange zest with your sugar. I like a lot of orange zest because I really want to drive that orange flavor home. I don’t want wimpy orange flavor.

Use your spoon or your fingers to mash the sugar and zest together. You really want to infuse the sugar with that zest.

Take your refrigerated biscuit dough and cut each biscuit in half. Roll each half into a rope between 5 and seven inches long. Tie each rope into a knot and place on either a greased baking sheet or a sil pat mat on a baking sheet.

We love sil pat mats. They make cleanup a breeze and your baked goods just slide right off. No sticking.

Once your knots are made, dunk them in the melted butter and then in the sugar and orange mixture. I like a thick coating of the sugar and orange mixture on my knots so if you have to, press the coating onto the knot.

Bake at 375 for 8 to 10 minutes or until the edges of the knots start to become golden.

Once removed from the oven, set aside for ten minutes to cool and make glaze.

Combine orange zest and powdered sugar in small bowl. Add orange juice until you reach desired consitency. You want the glaze to be thick but pourable.

Once the knots are cooled top each with the glaze. Allow to set and enjoy!

Easy Orange Knots

These orange knots use premade biscuit dough to make them so simple and easy to pull together. The bright fresh orange flavor adds the perfect punch to start your day.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 16 Knots


For the Knots

  • 1 Can Refrigerated biscuit dough
  • 4 Tbsp Melted Butter Unsalted
  • 3 Tbsp Sugar
  • 2-3 Tbsp Orange Zest

For the Glaze

  • 2 Tbsp Orange Zest
  • 3/4 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2-3 Tbsp Fresh Orange Juice


For the Biscuits

  • Zest orange and mash zest into sugar. You want to infuse the orange flavor into the sugar. Set aside.
  • Melt Butter. Set aside.
  • Open your can of biscuit dough and cut each biscuit in half. My favorite to use for these are Southern Style Butter Tastin biscuits from Pillsbury but any biscuits can work even crescents.
  • Roll out your halved biscuits into ropes. I just use my hands to roll them on my counter or between my hands to get them to the appropriate length. About 6 to 7 inches.
  • Tie the rope into a knot and set on your greased baking sheet or sil pat mat.
  • Once all knots are made, dunk each knot into melted butter mixture. Then dip and roll into sugar and orange zest. I like a thick coating of the sugar because it just bursts with that orange flavor.
  • Bake in 375 degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes. You want the edges to just start to become golden.

For Glaze

  • Combine powdered sugar with orange zest and add orange juice until you reach desired consistency. You want the glaze to be thick yet pourable.
  • Once knots are removed from the oven. Allow to cool for ten minutes.
  • Top each knot with generous amount of glaze. Allow to set.
  • Voila! Easy peasy orange squeezy!
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These orange knots will be a sure hit with your crew. Whether you munch on them by themselves or add something savory or a side of fruit, these are an awesome start to any day.

From our house to yours Happy Holidays! Stay tuned because we have so many more delicious recipes coming your way.

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