Favorite Yeast Rolls Recipe
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Favorite Yeast Rolls Recipe

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These golden brown rolls are light and tender…and easy to make. To cut out the biscuits, we use the top of a drinking glass, and they turn out just fine. I like them warm with lots of butter.—Emma Rea, Columbia, South Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 2 to 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) quick-rise yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup warm water (120° to 130°)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted


  1. In a large bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups flour, sugar, yeast and salt. Add water and butter; beat on medium speed for 3 minutes or until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 4-6 minutes. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Roll dough to 3/8-in. thickness; cut with a lightly floured 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter. Place 2 in. apart on a greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1-1/2 hours.
  3. Bake at 375° for 11-14 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to a wire rack. Yield: about 10.
Originally published as Yummy Yeast Rolls in Taste of Home August/September 2006, p35

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MagistraLatina User ID: 1726881 81710
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2013

"My husband's favorite dinner rolls!"

VonnieRose User ID: 6988086 81709
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2012

"easy southern roll recipe, however I would substitute milk or buttermilk to make a richer taste. A great basic recipe for quick yeast rolls"

Mrs. Bell 7 User ID: 3928606 132414
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2012

"Very slightly sweet, great texture and taste! Perfect dinner roll, and easy to make."

unruh2 User ID: 4679677 68437
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2011

"What a great, easy recipe. Instead of rolling them out, I just divided dough into 12 balls and put them into a 8 inch round cake pan. Within 1 hour, hot rolls were on the table."

BrendainPa User ID: 861741 134783
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2011

"This is pretty much my go-to roll recipe now--it's very quick to make--1.5 hrs. start to finish. I do not roll mine out, I simply divide the dough into 12/13 pieces & shape into balls. I place them about 3/4" apart as I prefer my rolls to touch so we can pull them apart hot out of the oven!"

cmkbf User ID: 6173693 158610
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2011

"Very Delicious! Making again for Thanksgiving dinner!"

vickiinmyhead User ID: 4430390 154498
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2011

"The over all recipe was very easy and very tasty, but i didn't like rolls when cut them like biscuits. To me they are much better when rolled out like yeast rolls are meant to be. The dough would also make excellent cinnamon rolls and dessert braids as well."

stearnsbr User ID: 3523327 68626
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2011

"great recipe, I don't have a biscuit cutter so just cut out squares with a knife and they still turned out great, had to rise a little longer than called for, but other than that they were wonderful."

sharonposie User ID: 5614192 158608
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2011

"easiest roll recipe and delicious my family loved"

rhiler User ID: 2066529 147632
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2010

"My boyfriend begs me to bake these, they are his favorite yeast rolls. Since they are so easy to make, I oblige him often. :)"

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