Baker's Dozen Yeast Rolls Recipe
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Baker's Dozen Yeast Rolls Recipe

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A yummy honey-garlic topping turns these easy dinner rolls into something extra special. Try ’em with soups and chili. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:13 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 13 servings


  • 2 to 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) quick-rise yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup warm water (120° to 130°)
  • 2 tablespoons plus 4 teaspoons butter, melted, divided
  • 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 131 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 169mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch, 1 fat


  1. In a large bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups flour, sugar, yeast and salt. Add water and 2 tablespoons butter; beat on medium speed for 3 minutes or until smooth. Stir in cheese and enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  2. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 4-6 minutes. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Divide into 13 pieces. Shape each into a ball. Place in a greased 9-in. round baking pan. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°. Bake 11-14 minutes or until lightly browned. Combine honey, garlic salt and remaining butter; brush over rolls. Remove from pan to wire rack. Yield: 13 rolls.
Originally published as Baker's Dozen Yeast Rolls in Simple & Delicious January/February 2010, p59

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Reviewed Jun. 13, 2016

"These were different because of the sweetness, but easy and quicker than other rolls. I'll make them again."

Reviewed Apr. 5, 2016

"Very tasty and yummy. I did not give the cheddar cheese 'cause it was not in my refrigerator. yet it was good enough.

Everyone liked it."

Reviewed Feb. 11, 2016 Edited Feb. 14, 2016

"Great smelling roll, quick to get to the table but unfortunately, it turned out really doughy and we couldn't even taste the cheese."

Reviewed Dec. 24, 2015

"These were great from scratch rolls. I brushed tops with softened butter, fresh crushed garlic and chopped chives before baking. Very nice with my cornish hens!"

Reviewed Dec. 17, 2015

"Turned out so fab! Just a bit doughy but yea... I ate like 4 with my dinner. Terrible."

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