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Baker's Dozen Yeast Rolls Recipe

Baker's Dozen Yeast Rolls Recipe

A yummy honey-garlic topping turns these easy dinner rolls into something extra special. Try ’em with soups and chili. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 15 min. + cooling YIELD:13 servings


  • 2 to 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) quick-rise yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup warm water (120° to 130°)
  • 2 tablespoons plus 4 teaspoons butter, melted, divided
  • 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups flour, sugar, yeast and salt. Add water and 2 tablespoons butter; beat on medium speed for 3 minutes or until smooth. Stir in cheese and enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • 2. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 4-6 minutes. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Divide into 13 pieces. Shape each into a ball. Place in a greased 9-in. round baking pan. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • 3. Preheat oven to 375°. Bake rolls 11-14 minutes or until lightly browned. Combine honey, garlic salt and remaining butter; brush over rolls. Remove from pan to wire rack. Yield: 13 rolls.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 131 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 169mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

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amandamkarlin User ID: 5662701 264720
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2017

"Superb! These were gone in minutes from the table!!! This was my first time making rolls from scratch...I will never go back to store bought again. Keeper recipe for the box"

mammawmissi User ID: 5637784 264325
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2017

"These are great, just like my grandmother used to make and I thought hers couldn't be beat."

rolorocko25 User ID: 8103226 260634
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2017

"Oh my stars these are delicious!!! They are known in our house by the name "yummy rolls" and they sure do live up to the name. The first few times I made them they weren't as fluffy as I wanted them to be and come to find out I had my water too hot and that was effecting the yeast from rising properly. I have started to check the temperature of the water first and it has made a world of difference. Yummy rolls indeed!"

Wakeshia85 User ID: 8808967 258528
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2016

"This is my go to recipe. I make different variations of this recipe depending on what I am cooking. You can't just eat one roll. Trust me. I've tried."

Two Home User ID: 8970845 256967
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2016

"I followed the recipe and it came out perfect the very first time.

Thanks Taste of home"

amsm User ID: 8302234 255830
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2016

"These rolls are soft and taste like a great homemade dinner roll. I would leave out the cheese next time, as I could not really taste it. Love the garlic topping!"

cherizero User ID: 8791971 252808
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2016

"I agree with others, leave out the cheese, couldn't taste it. Baked them for about 16 minutes. I also left out the honey and garlic salt."

veggiemama User ID: 4640590 249391
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2016

"These were different because of the sweetness, but easy and quicker than other rolls. I'll make them again."

Shafiun User ID: 8215683 246614
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2016

"Very tasty and yummy. I did not give the cheddar cheese 'cause it was not in my refrigerator. yet it was good enough.

Everyone liked it."

HomeChefColleen User ID: 7305751 243651
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2016 Edited Feb. 14, 2016

"Great smelling roll, quick to get to the table but unfortunately, it turned out really doughy and we couldn't even taste the cheese."

cheryldoss User ID: 8674628 240135
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2015

"These were great from scratch rolls. I brushed tops with softened butter, fresh crushed garlic and chopped chives before baking. Very nice with my cornish hens!"

Obapplepie User ID: 8667007 239659
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2015

"Turned out so fab! Just a bit doughy but yea... I ate like 4 with my dinner. Terrible."

angelasandoval User ID: 2401339 238185
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2015

"Nice texture roll and with only a single rise time, quick to get on the table. I omitted the cheese, but otherwise made by the recipe."

shereeder User ID: 1853566 236899
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2015

"Made these today. Forgot all about the honey but they taste great without. Also go great with the TOH beef stew recipe. It was a great day for TOH recipes. I will be making these again. Like the idea of doing as crescent rolls."

FrankinPattaya User ID: 8237079 235455
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2015

"Thank you turned out great,, I used my new steam oven for the first time from rise to finish,turned out perfect"

BunnysWarmOven User ID: 7331031 235328
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2015

"I made these rolls with grated Parmesan Cheese, I used minced jarred garlic on the top of the rolls. These were absolutely delicious!"

CoriGT User ID: 6348304 229466
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2015

"Made these for Thanksgiving dinner. Soft and delicious!"

CTjosaas User ID: 5744149 218277
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2015

"Excellent taste and super easy! I added the garlic salt in the dough and just brushed the tops with butter. They looked and tasted wonderful. The kids asked for more!"

whirleycook User ID: 6530905 216515
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2014

"I left out the cheese and just made regular plain crescent rolls. Did not brush any garlic or honey on top and instead just covered the hot rolls after baking with a clean dishtowel until serving time. Absolutely delicious, perfect, fluffy rolls. Not too sweet. Will be making these again."

toothwarriorprincess User ID: 5187964 117142
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2014

"These were really awesome! Amazing! I really loved the cheese in this recipe and so easy to make."

Jami4 User ID: 5573747 119584
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2014

"Excellent and easy to make. I didn't get the chance to put the honey/garlic on before everyone started grabbing them out of the pan."

Leighb3 User ID: 7979812 128082
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2014

"Question can I use bread flour instead of all purpose flour?"

flowerpower02 User ID: 8090131 188722
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2014

"Yum. Thank you"

abmcatmommy User ID: 7990430 103078
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2014

"If I could give more stars I would. This is the first time I have made yeast rolls that were edible. These were delicious!! My husband asked me to make sure I did not lose this recipe. This is easy, quick and so good. Normally my kitchen is where yeast and flour come to die. Well no more, thanks to this recipe. Much appreciation for posting this wonderful recipe."

swinny User ID: 1858482 211385
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2014

"Delish! Served with no fuss potato soup :)"

DebraLee2 User ID: 7600503 104948
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2014

"I loved this recipe! Fantastic! I just need to know, I need to double the recipe for Thanksgiving. Do I just double the measurements for every ingredient? This recipe was easy and they tasted so good!"

DeepSorrow User ID: 6301843 104913
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2014

"Delicious and easy!"

gourmetwanttabe User ID: 6662108 211384
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2014

"WOW! These are the best homemade rolls and so easy. I've made them every week for the last month. I have to freeze them to keep from eating the whole pan. Very soft and flavorful. I spray butter on the top & sprinkle with garlic powder. YUM"

spinardo User ID: 2339635 103077
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2014

"These were delicious ... and so easy to make. We couldn't really taste the cheese so I will probably leave it out next time. Otherwise, this is a quick, wonderful recipe. Nothing beats homemade rolls. My family loved them."

pjkeeler User ID: 7519879 187744
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2013

"I love this recipe. So easy to make. With or without cheese. I serve with honey butter. My family tells me they are better than grandma's."

No_Time_To_Cook User ID: 6334849 211383
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2013

"Excellent - I made them without the cheese and served with whipped honey butter."

AnneTarver User ID: 3790712 185930
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2013

"Just a note. Keep your yeast in the freezer and it will stay fresh for months. I always freeze mine and never have a problem with dough rising. I am going to try these tonight. They sound wonderful."

BIGRUNNINGTAZ User ID: 94457 109244
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2013

"I have been looking for a roll recipe that was quick. This is it!!! I was very pleased with the results. It's a keeper. Made it just like it said to."

tasha1234 User ID: 5163667 104912
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2013

"To Lindaseablom. The nice thing about using quick rise or rapid rise yeast is that you just put the yeast directly into a small amount of flour and your other dry ingredients then add the water. You should use a thermometer to test the water temperature. Your water must be between 120 and 130 degrees. If your liquid is too hot, you'll kill the yeast. If it's too cold,the dough won't rise properly. Personally I love this type of yeast and have been baking with it for many years. Hope this helps you. I haven't made this recipe but I will. This site won't allow me to submit this without a rating so I'm just going to say 4 stars.Sorry about that. I don't agree with rating an untried recipe."

Lindaseablom User ID: 7378916 119583
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2013

"When making these did you put in the yeast as a powder or did you add liquid to yeast and let it proof before putting it in the flour? Thanks"

mpkelchen User ID: 7400313 117141
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2013

"I made these on a total whim. I didn't have garlic salt, so I just chopped up a garlic clove finely and added it to the honey and butter to make sure the garlic taste was there. My dough balls had to rise for about forty-five minutes (I think my yeast isn't as fresh as it should be) before I felt safe putting them in the oven, where they took fifteen minutes to cook. I took them out and put the honey/butter/garlic "sauce" on them, and showed them to my husband, who asked what those "globs" were. Well, now he is eating them and calling them "globs of goodness." We both love them! :)"

spoofer234 User ID: 3451313 117139
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2013

"So good my family could stop eating them."

NevadaRose User ID: 4283670 185928
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2013

"These are REALLY good and quick to fix. I will be making these a lot!"

cookinmama85 User ID: 6947387 109243
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2012

"So good!! Added a little more cheese, but either way a great recipe. My family loved them."

6foreverpaws User ID: 6007092 187743
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2012

"Wow these were awesome!!! I needed something quick to add with a beef stew that was cooking and in no time I had these wonderful tasting rolls. The only thing I did different was I forgot to add the cheese. The hubby said they were GREAT without the cheese. Will be making these again. Loved the garlic, honey, and butter flavor with the melt in your mouth rolls."

ladyhearts4 User ID: 309164 188717
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2012

"Great for making fast homemade bread while you cook the rest of your foods. I sometimes omit the honey and drizzle butter with garlic salt over the top... Yumm!"

sjacnsmith User ID: 4105236 189256
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2012

"All five of us love these melt-in-your-mouth rolls. A wonderful blend of sweet and savory make them good with or without butter. I love that I can make them without taking all day to do it. The only downside is that one recipe doesn't last long enough!"

cookingirl78 User ID: 2185950 117136
Reviewed May. 28, 2012

"Of course, when I use this recipe for other dishes, I leave off the cheese, honey, and garlic salt."

cookingirl78 User ID: 2185950 109241
Reviewed May. 28, 2012

"This is by far the best yeast recipe I have ever made. And it's quick too. Not much fuss. I make it even when I'm in a hurry. tonight I'm using it for stromboli. I've been making these for at least a year and keep coming back again and again."

Alohamom User ID: 6553030 169071
Reviewed May. 20, 2012

"Super easy to do and delicious. Followed this recipe with no deviations. So good! :) From now on, this is gonna be my "go to" for easy bread. I did start making them around 3 to have them ready for dinner."

traceandandrea User ID: 6635467 103073
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2012

"This was a wonderful recipe, so better homemade. Never again will I buy rolls from in fridge department!"

JoyMarie07 User ID: 5808850 103065
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2012

"These were so good and easy to make. My friends requested that I make them again."

aztecace User ID: 2872785 109239
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2012

"Have made this several times so far, for myself and friends. Everybody likes it so far."

SunEday User ID: 3920746 174535
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2012

"My husband and I call this recipe "death by rolls". Un believable! I make alot I mean alot of bread and rolls usually my own recipes. His is one I make exactly as written"

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 170399
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2012

"Great recipe. I used by bread machine to mix, but next time I will not. I think the recipe is easier without it."

FACSteacher User ID: 759865 103063
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2011

"I had made these rolls previously and they didn't turn out, however, I tried them again today with much better results! They were quick (about 1 hour start to finish), tender, and light. I will be making them again!"

salli58 User ID: 5978697 189255
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2011

"I did not put garlic salt on mine. Just the honey butter. They were fabulous!"

poohbeardot User ID: 3631192 104911
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2011

"Liked this recipe because it is quick and easy and every tasty."

kdsmom User ID: 1163546 169069
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2011

"I tried these rolls for the first time last night, using no cheese, garlic, or honey, as the rest of the meal contained lots of cheese and garlic. They turned out perfectly. I did brush on just the melted butter after baking. What a nice recipe to have --- no need to head to the market for fresh rolls at the last minute, as these can be ready so quickly."

Ballinrobe User ID: 650252 186017
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2011

"These rolls are fast, easy and delicious! I certainly will be making them again!"

CiCiB User ID: 2258133 128078
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2011

"These were wonderful. As others suggested, I mixed it in my bread machine. I did not utilize the cheddar cheese or the garlic since it did not fit with the other flavors in the menu. I used a scant 2 cups of bread machine flour and added a tablespoon of milk to the dough to reach the desired consistency. I followed the usual bread machine directions of liquids first and yeast last. It was such a hit, the kids suggested it should be a weekly feature at Sunday dinner."

njgodfrey User ID: 4513038 170393
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2011

"I made these using the "dough" setting on my bread machine. Turned out great and the machine did all the work."

jamieshortes User ID: 5181811 174534
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2011

"Really easy, have never made bread before. I will now make these every Sunday when we gather with our Family for dinner. I could even make them during the week they are so fast and easy."

BEVVVV User ID: 457966 174529
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2011

"Amazing taste for a such a quick yeast roll! Stamp of approval from the family!!"

jlsams User ID: 5620929 117127
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2011

"These rolls are the best I have ever made. They turned out light and very good tasting!"

traceyh User ID: 3947674 169065
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2011

"These rolls are awesome and super easy to make! My husband is a "breadaholic" and he approves!"

ltcape User ID: 3438247 169062
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2011

"These were so quick. I did not have quick yeast on hand, but they still rose in about 30 minutes. These taste amazing and are one of the easiest recipes I've ever made. I'm going to throw out my old roll recipes and always do this. I used my KitchenAid mixer to do the kneading, so it was almost effortless. Thanks for sharing!!"

BrendainPa User ID: 861741 145802
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2011

"If make these without the cheese and garlic, and they are SOOO good. I love yeast rolls, but usually have to start making them by 2pm to have them for dinner. The quick-rise yeast enables me to have them on the table, start to finish in under 1 1/2 hrs. I really don't bother to look at other roll recipes now--why bother, this one never disappoints!"

HopMomof3 User ID: 5803661 145801
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2011

"I have made these 3 more times since discovering the recipe, all with RAVE reviews! I omit the cheese, we cannot taste the difference, other than that, I follow the recipe. My 3yo go excited today, because he figured out by the smell what i was making!"

nitacarl User ID: 5837910 169055
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2011


nitacarl User ID: 5837910 103060
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2011

"excellent, baked them 2/21 and today!"

karialison User ID: 1996113 119540
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2011

"These are super easy, and some of the best rolls I have ever made. I've made them many times and they always turn out great."

HopMomof3 User ID: 5803661 104900
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2011

"My 3 boys, my husband and I ate the entire pan of rolls! They were super easy, and super delicious! My husband said they were definitely a repeat!"

Beverly Kramer User ID: 3337612 117126
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2011

"I've never thought I could make anything that included the words, "yeast" and "knead", oh and let "rise". But this recipe seemed so good I deceided to try it. It is easy, delicious and now I am ready to try others with these same words in them! Thanks TOH.!"

cassiesmith User ID: 3218504 189253
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2010

"I have made these twice and my family REALLY likes them!!! I love the topping!"

mkbickham User ID: 184669 104899
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2010

"I am making these rolls for the second time this week, my family loves them? My suggestion to the people who are finding them too heavy is to only use the minimum amount of flour."

melissawatson User ID: 4858103 169053
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2010

"these have great flavor, but the texture is a bit heavy...does this mean i am over kneading the dough? This is the first bread recipe I have EVER made and it was easy and tasty. Any tips on getting the texture of a Sister Shubert roll would be helpful. Thanks"

naomisaunt User ID: 1452402 103059
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2010

"These are great yeast rolls. I couldn't really taste the cheese, but they were yummy anyway. I would suggest that if you like garlic, add more of the garlic salt to the butter, as there was only the slightest hint of garlic on the top of the rolls."

seratl User ID: 2105952 128047
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2010

"I had the exact same problem as Rose51. I finally claimed the free Simple and Delicious issue just to access the recipe. I had made these before and lost the recipe already, and they are actually worth this much hassle to get the recipe back - they are that good!"

benchelle91 User ID: 3751186 211382
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2010

"I made this recipe for my family and they loved them! Using the dough hook on my mixer eliminated the hand kneading. Thanks for a great recipe!"

Rose51 User ID: 1459873 109238
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2009

"Every time I try to see one of these recipes, it tells me I have to be a subsciber in order to see it.  I subscribe to two of the magazines, so could someone post this recipe on this board so I can see it?  Thanks."

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