Sweet Milk Dinner Rolls Recipe
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Sweet Milk Dinner Rolls Recipe

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A hint of sweetness in these tender buns brings in many compliments. Served warm with butter or jam, they're a big hit at any meal. They re-heat nicely, too.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 2 cups warm milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 to 5 cups all-purpose flour


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm milk. Add the sugar, butter, salt and 3 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Punch dough down. Turn onto a floured surface; divide into 16 pieces. Shape each into a ball. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  4. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks. Serve warm. Yield: 16 rolls.
Originally published as Sweet Milk Dinner Rolls in Taste of Home December/January 2008, p34

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Hanna1982 User ID: 8130730 163951
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2014

"I am going yo try these again...something didn't go quite right. I had to cook them in 2 batches....the first got way to done/dry, though still had a good taste - baked at 350F for 20 minutes, like I saw suggested in the reviews. The second batch was less dry and tasted better, and my husband actually said they were good...but I baked those for only 14 minutes @ 320F. Not sure what happened, I'm going to try a little less flour so there is more moisture and maybe kneed them a little longer. I'll let you know what I find out. ( :"

juicyfruit007 User ID: 1404522 95884
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2012

"These were a hit at Christmas dinner! As written, the recipe does make some pretty monstrous rolls, so you might consider dividing into at least 20 pieces instead of 16. And the baking time is much longer than was needed! I think mine baked in 20-25 minutes."

ange120 User ID: 2711254 208715
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2012

"I have made these rolls at least three times...they're delicious! (I do shorten the bake time as they are a bit dry when baked for 35 minutes.)"

phall0106 User ID: 6431761 208714
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2011

"These rolls are addictive! They are so wonderful fresh from the oven, or even zapped in the microwave for a few seconds to warm the next day. The first time I made these, I followed the directions, however, that made for some pretty large rolls. The next couple of times, I made them smaller--even made them into smaller balls to fit inside typical muffin pans. I prefer them in the smaller muffin-pan size. Regardless, these will be eaten FAST! They are very easy to make and very delicious."

brendadawn User ID: 1873663 102519
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2011

"Fantastic flavor and so incredibly easy to work with! I didn't even have time to let them raise for the entire time, and they still turned out wonderful! They're a tender roll with just a hint of sweetness. Delicious!"

ekatiakarpova User ID: 6312133 163291
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2011

"I like this recipe very much. It is easy to make and need few, simple ingredients. Perfect for a dinner!"

MONI1111 User ID: 6221630 94891
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2011

"Not sweet at all not light and fluffy. I bake almost everyday so I know my stuff and I thought let me try someone elses recipe for sweet dinner rolls, I wont make that mistake again they are very heavy not dinner rolls at all. I will stick to my own recipes."

bekkahsgrand User ID: 2073283 208713
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2011

"Beautiful dough to work with! I made 24 crescent shaped rolls and brushed them with melted butter after baking. Absolutely delicious! Will make these again and again!"

guerrat User ID: 5839170 94890
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2011

"Delicious, and my kids love to help me form the rolls."

apodetz User ID: 4319963 208712
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2011

"Very tasty!! easy to substitute with diet friendly ingredients."

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