- 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
- 1 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
- 3 eggs
- 4 to 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup shortening
- In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. In a small bowl, beat eggs until a light lemon color. Add to yeast mixture; set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine 1 cup flour, sugar and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in yeast mixture. Stir in enough remaining flour until dough leaves the side of the bowl and is soft (dough will be sticky). Do not knead. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- Punch dough down. Turn onto a well-floured surface; divide into thirds. Roll each into a 12-in. circle; cut each circle into 12 wedges. Roll up wedges from wide end and place with pointed end down 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Curve ends to form a crescent shape. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes.
- Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks. Yield: 3 dozen.
Reviews for Easy Crescent Rolls
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"do you have to refrigerate it to rise?"
"This is a good recipe but these do not taste like crescent rolls to me more like a dinner roll. Not bad but not what I am wanting. The recipe was easy and the dough is easy to work with but the overall result is good but not a crescent roll which is made with lots of butter and is closer to a puff pastry than bread or dinner rolls like these."
"Question: Can I used butter in this recipe instead of shortening? I never use or buy shortening."
"I made these for my family's special valentines day dinner! They were absolutely great! The steps were easy to follow and the rolls turned out wonderful! They were so soft and light and had a slightly sweet taste them that I really liked. I will definitely make again!"
"This is the best crescent roll recipe EVER. No more looking for me...this is it. I did use bread flour, but other than that, followed the recipe exactly. The dough is silky smooth, easy to work with, and easy to roll out. I found out, the dough will also stay good in the refrigerator for at least a week. When I first made it, I used 2/3 of the dough, and put the rest in a container to use the next day. Well, about a week later, I took the dough out, decided to give it a try, and they came out as good as the day I made them. I can't say enough good things about this recipe! Awesomely good."