Refrigerator Rolls Recipe

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I use this dough as a substitute in recipes that call for frozen bread dough. I like to make things from scratch, including rolls.—Nick Welty, Smithville, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1-3/4 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 154 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 124mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add eggs, sugar, butter, salt and 3 cups of flour; 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 2 hours or up to 2 days.
  2. Punch dough down and divide in half; shape each portion into 12 rolls. Place in two greased 9-in. round baking pans. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Refrigerator Rolls in Taste of Home December/January 1998, p47

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slcforchrist User ID: 1683568 43950
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2010

"My family loves these rolls, and I love how easy they are."

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