Crescent Rolls Recipe
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Crescent Rolls Recipe

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"My mother-in-law bakes these buttery rolls for holiday meals," notes field editor Joyce Guth of Mohnton, Pennsylvania. "If you're not careful, the plate will be empty before it's on the table!"
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm milk (70° to 80°)
  • 1/4 cup water (70° to 80°)
  • 1 egg
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened, divided
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 177 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 269mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In bread machine pan, place the milk, water, egg, 4 tablespoons butter, flour, sugar, salt and yeast in order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough setting (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed).
  2. When cycle is completed, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Roll into a 12-in. circle. Melt remaining butter; brush over dough. Cut into 12 wedges. Roll up wedges from the wide end and place pointed side down 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Curve ends to form a crescent.
  3. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 20 minutes. Bake at 375° for 17-20 minutes. Remove to wire racks. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Crescent Rolls in Taste of Home April/May 2005, p48

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germanycook User ID: 6411056 246651
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2016

"Yum - a new favorite roll recipe! As other reviewers said they were huge, so I made 24 rolls instead of 12, a much more manageable size. And easy dough to work with too :)"

lauripobanz User ID: 33298 63253
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2013

"I made these for Easter. They were tasty, but made as the recipe called for, they were huge. I have the bread machine running again and will try dividing it into 2 pieces this time and suspect they will turn out a far more reasonable size. Not that my boys and husband were complaining, mind you."

bosmom50 User ID: 1435961 142503
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2010

"Excellent and easy. A beautiful soft dough! I divided the dough into two pieces, rolled out to 12 inch circles and cut each into 12 wedges. I shortened the baking time to accomomodate a smaller roll. Delicious."

SEScofield User ID: 1694931 84940
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2010

"This recipe, for me, didn't make very good crescent rolls. But, it turns out the dough is fabulous for cinnamon rolls! They were SO good! I just rolled out the leftover dough, put some butter, brown sugar and cinnamon sugar on it, poured a bit of karo over that; rolled up the dough, cut it into slices and stuck them in the oven at the same temperature the crescents were supposed to be cooked at. When they got out of the oven i just put some maple frosting on top and tada! they were delicious =D So, turns out this recipe is good for more than just crescents =)"

apples09 User ID: 4184078 142498
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2010

"i would try the recipe and see if i can make them,i am new at making cresent rolls,i made some but they weren't very good. so i will try again. thank-you"

lssrls User ID: 1447889 148291
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2008

"These are delicious!!!"

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