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Crescent Dinner Rolls

These light, golden rolls have a heavenly homemade flavor and aroma. Mom never hesitates to whip up a batch of these from-scratch rolls, since they're a delightful way to round out a meal. —Debra Falkiner, St. Charles, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. + rising Bake: 10 min.
  • Makes
    2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • 3/4 cup warm milk (110° to 115°)
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 to 5-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Melted butter

Directions

  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add 1 tablespoon sugar; let stand for 5 minutes. Add the milk, eggs, butter, salt and remaining sugar. Stir in enough flour to form a stiff dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1-1/2 hours.
  • Punch dough down. Divide into thirds. Roll each into a 12-in. circle; cut each circle into eight wedges. Brush with melted butter; roll up wedges from the wide end and place, pointed end down, 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
1 roll: 161 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 149mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
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  • Yvonne
    Nov 9, 2019

    This has been my go to bread roll recipe for over ten years, they are just the best, when I am in a hurry I just make the traditional round bread roll.

  • Yesenia
    Nov 27, 2017

    My family loved these dinner rolls. They are delicious!!! Thank you so much for sharing!

  • mjones17
    Jan 13, 2013

    I love love love these! I was wondering though if it would make a difference if I used unbleached bread flour instead of all purpose flour?

  • dianaolivera
    Nov 24, 2011

    These are yummy, a little on the sweet side, but delicious!

  • tamarapudder
    Nov 10, 2011

    soooooooo delicious!!!!! turned out just like the picture!

  • tankala13
    May 16, 2011

    Awesome Recipe!!!

  • stevenmary
    Feb 19, 2009

    These are one of my favorite rolls. So easy to make and taste delicious! Plus, they make plenty for leftovers the next day.