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Golden Refrigerator Rolls

 Golden Refrigerator Rolls
Martha Sue Stroud of Clarksville, Texas prepares these rolls that are golden and crusty on the outside and sweet and tender on the inside. The easy-to-handle dough rises in the refrigerator overnight for added convenience.
36 ServingsPrep: 80 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min.


  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 2-1/2 cups warm water (110° to 115°), divided
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 7 cups all-purpose flour


  • In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup water; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add egg, salt, 4 cups
  • flour, yeast mixture and remaining water; beat until smooth. Add
  • enough remaining water; beat until smooth. Add enough remaining
  • flour to form a soft dough.
  • Turn onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about
  • 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  • Punch dough down and divide into thirds; shape each portion into 12
  • rolls in desired shape. Place on greased baking sheets. Cover and
  • let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Bake at 400° for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned. Yield: 3
  • dozen.

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Nutritional Facts: One roll (prepared with egg substitute equivalent to one egg) equals 126 calories, 3 g fat (0 saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 101 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.