Crescent Rolls

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.


1 dozen

Updated: Jan. 01, 2018
Out of all the crescent roll recipes I've tried, these are my favorite. My mother-in-law bakes these buttery rolls for holiday meals. If you're not careful, the plate will be empty before it's on the table!


  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm whole milk (70° to 80°)
  • 1/4 cup water (70° to 80°)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted


  1. In order suggested by manufacturer, place all ingredients except melted butter in bread machine pan. Select dough setting. Check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1-2 tablespoons water or flour if needed.
  2. When cycle is completed, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Roll into a 12-in. circle; brush with melted butter. Cut into 12 wedges. Roll up wedges from the wide end and place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets, pointed side down. Curve ends to form a crescent. Cover with kitchen towels; let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 20 minutes. Preheat oven to 375°.
  3. Bake until golden brown, 17-20 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.