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Simply-a-Must Dinner Rolls Recipe

Simply-a-Must Dinner Rolls Recipe

I make these fluffy, buttery rolls every year. They always turn out velvety and crisp and any leftovers work wonderfully for sandwiches. —Michelle Minaker, Two Rivers, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + rising Bake: 10 min. YIELD:36 servings


  • 5-1/2 to 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon quick-rise yeast
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine 3 cups flour, sugar, yeast and salt. In a small saucepan, heat milk and oil to 120°-130°. Add to dry ingredients; beat just until moistened. Add eggs; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky).
  • 2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Divide dough into thirds. Roll each portion into a 12-in. circle; brush with butter. Cut each circle into 12 wedges.
  • 3. Roll up wedges from the wide end and place point side down 2 in. apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Curve ends to form crescents. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • 4. Bake at 400° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks. Yield: 3 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 124 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 145mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

Reviews for Simply-a-Must Dinner Rolls

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warrenbaker 116813
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2013

"This recipe is a keeper. I do this in my bread machine. Thank You for sharing ! Rockland Baker"

Kielie 177611
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2012

"Experimented with this recipe before Thanksgiving among others and it was the winner. Did cut back a touch on the sugar. Split into fourths to roll out and my family has devoured every batch!"

shiny0torchic 180648
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2012

"These were good. I used a little too much sugar in this recipe, but otherwise they turned out fantastic. I can't wait for another dinner where I can make these as a side."

ldejneha 92748
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2011

"This was a fantastic recipe. I let them rise a little billte longer, used 1/2 cup of butter instead of oil and bushed with butter before placing in the over.

They are GREAT!!!!!"

cee-jay 107056
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2010

"At what point should the rolls be frozen? Should I bake all rolls as directed or freeze the dough after dividing onto thirds? We baked 1/3 of the dough and froze the other 2/3rds."

cee-jay 174734
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2010

"Can the rollsbe made with applesauce instead of the oil?"

wreiter 177609
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2010

"This is a delicious recipe! Faster than most roll recipes since the dough only has to rise one time."

runnnergirlrohrer 175899
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2010

"Delicou crecent rolls . Good for freezing too. Use quick rise yeast."

azzilu 162008
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2009

"light and time to make sure they come out golden and not too dark...freezes well....would definitely make again..."

liznichols 116812
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2008

"I made these buns and was not happy with the results at all.

First off I found the buns burned on the bottom. My second batch I turned the oven down by 50 degrees. We didn't like the texture. I followed the recipe both times to a tee. Is something missing? Also I used two different brands of yeast,
thinking it was my yeast."

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