Golden Crescents Recipe
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Golden Crescents Recipe

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My family loves these rolls so much they request them for every Sunday dinner. Pulling their share of these slightly sweet, tender rolls from out of the basket, my grandchildren look at me and say, "Grandma, you are the world's best cook." -Bertha Johnson, Indianapolis, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 to 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter plus additional as needed, divided

Nutritional Facts

1 roll (calculated without butter for brushing): 133 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 133mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the sugar, eggs, softened butter, shortening, salt and 2 cups flour; beat until smooth. Add enough of the remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes.
  2. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1-1/2 hours.
  3. Punch dough down; divide in half. Roll each portion into a 12-in. circle. Brush each with 1 tablespoon melted butter, and cut into 12 wedges. Roll up wedges from the wide end and place point side down 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Curve ends to form crescents. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  4. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until golden. Brush with additional melted butter if desired. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Golden Crescents in Taste of Home April/May 1998, p33

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MY REVIEW User ID: 5947940 81331
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2013

"I first saw this recipe in the 1999 Taste of Home Annual Recipes book and have been making them every year for Thanksgiving since. They are the best and when we go out to relatives' for dinner, they request that I bring the Crescent rolls. Thank you!"

haleyjune User ID: 2681620 51944
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2009

"This recipe is absolutely amazing! The only thing i did different is i cut hot dog's in half and rolled a half in each crossant when it was time to roll them. My family loves them! thanks for the recipe!"

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