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Mother's Dinner Rolls

 Mother's Dinner Rolls
These tender rolls will melt in your mouth. Mom would set out her big square-footed honey bowl with them - some sweet butter and a drizzle of honey on these rolls is a special treat. -Willa Govoro, St. Clair, Missouri
30 ServingsPrep: 45 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min.


  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 7-1/2 to 8 cups all-purpose flour


  • In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Meanwhile, in a large
  • bowl, combine the boiling water, shortening, sugar and salt. Allow
  • to stand 3 to 4 minutes or until shortening is melted and sugar is
  • dissolved. Add the yeast mixture and eggs and mix well. Add 2 cups
  • of flour; beat until smooth. Add enough remaining flour to form a
  • soft dough (do not knead).
  • Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and
  • refrigerate overnight. Turn dough onto a floured surface. Form a
  • 2-1/2-in. ball. Roll into a 5-in. rope; shape into a knot. Repeat
  • with remaining dough.
  • Place on a greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise in a warm place
  • until doubled, about 30 minutes. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes
  • or until golden brown. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 197 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 84 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.