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Dinner Rolls

My family loves the fragrance of these dinner rolls as they bake, and each person has come to expect them whenever I make a special meal. After that meal, these rolls can be easily reheated and "freshened." Just pop them in the microwave, or put them in a moistened paper bag and then place the bag in an oven on low heat. —Anna Baker, Blaine, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    2 dozen


  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1-1/4 cups warm 2% milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 6 to 6-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Melted butter, optional


  • In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. In a large bowl, combine milk, softened butter, eggs, sugar, salt, yeast mixture and 3 cups flour; beat on medium speed until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • Turn dough onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover; let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Punch down dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide in half. Divide and shape each portion into 12 balls. Place rolls in 2 greased 13x9-in. baking pans. Cover with clean kitchen towels; let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Bake until golden brown, 20-25 minutes. If desired, brush tops lightly with melted butter. Cool on wire racks. Serve warm.
If Cooking for Two: Freeze baked rolls in heavy-duty freezer bags; thaw when ready to use.
Nutrition Facts
1 roll: 173 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 191mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
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  • iamyoung
    May 1, 2020

    They were okay. I've had better.

  • 2124arizona
    Apr 19, 2020

    The absolute best rolls I've had. It reminds me of yeast rolls I had in school as a kid!! I will fix these again.

  • Ginny
    Apr 12, 2020

    First time making them, gave it a shot. Recipe was right on the nose. Rolls came out perfect. I will use again. THank you for your help and your initiative in sharing this delight recipe with others like myself.

  • Lindsay
    Jan 26, 2020

    Audrey, it actually says “ Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide in half. Divide and shape each portion into 12 balls. Place rolls in two greased 13x9-in. baking pans” So this would yield 24...

  • Audrey
    Dec 24, 2019

    Did none of the Editors catch that the Recipe says the Yield is 24, but the actual Recipe only has you divide the Dough in 12 Portions? oops........

  • Sarcon72
    Jul 30, 2017

    These rolls are so light and fluffy , my family just loves them . It's the easiest recipe

  • Gwen257
    Nov 1, 2016

    I would like to know how to get a smooth top on yeast rolls

  • NJ_mommy_1
    Mar 26, 2016

    These rolls turned out really good and they looked just like the picture! I will definitely be making these again. Thanks!!!

  • 3bbunny
    Feb 17, 2016

    I just made these and OMG are they good. It's the first time I've baked rolls. I haven't tried baking breads/rolls for a long time as I haven't had good results because of the yeast. So happy it turned out great, easy too.

  • M.Neavear
    Sep 22, 2015

    quite good and light! Nice recipe!