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 rolls 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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amandamkarlin User ID: 5662701 264720
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2017

"Superb! These were gone in minutes from the table!!! This was my first time making rolls from scratch...I will never go back to store bought again. Keeper recipe for the box"

mammawmissi User ID: 5637784 264325
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2017

"These are great, just like my grandmother used to make and I thought hers couldn't be beat."

rolorocko25 User ID: 8103226 260634
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2017

"Oh my stars these are delicious!!! They are known in our house by the name "yummy rolls" and they sure do live up to the name. The first few times I made them they weren't as fluffy as I wanted them to be and come to find out I had my water too hot and that was effecting the yeast from rising properly. I have started to check the temperature of the water first and it has made a world of difference. Yummy rolls indeed!"

Wakeshia85 User ID: 8808967 258528
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2016

"This is my go to recipe. I make different variations of this recipe depending on what I am cooking. You can't just eat one roll. Trust me. I've tried."

Two Home User ID: 8970845 256967
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2016

"I followed the recipe and it came out perfect the very first time.

Thanks Taste of home"

amsm User ID: 8302234 255830
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2016

"These rolls are soft and taste like a great homemade dinner roll. I would leave out the cheese next time, as I could not really taste it. Love the garlic topping!"

cherizero User ID: 8791971 252808
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2016

"I agree with others, leave out the cheese, couldn't taste it. Baked them for about 16 minutes. I also left out the honey and garlic salt."

veggiemama User ID: 4640590 249391
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2016

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

Shafiun User ID: 8215683 246614
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."

HomeChefColleen User ID: 7305751 243651
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."

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