Flower Petal Sweet Rolls

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.


11 petal rolls plus center roll

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
I adapted this recipe from the back of a frozen dinner roll package. You can prepare the rolls the night before for convenience. Then, bake them in the morning to make a lasting impression on guests as they step into the kitchen and smell the sweet aroma. —Celinda Skogsberg, Tuxedo Park, New York
Flower Petal Sweet Rolls Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2/3 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Filling:
  • 1/4 cup seedless raspberry jam or flavors of your choice
  • Glaze:
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Let yogurt stand at room temperature 15 minutes. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add yogurt, oil and sugar. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking soda and salt. Add to yeast mixture; beat until smooth. Let stand 10 minutes.
  2. Turn dough onto a floured surface; punch down. Divide and shape dough into 13 balls. For center of flower, combine 2 balls and place in the center of a greased pizza pan. Place remaining balls around center, allowing room for balls to rise. Cover with a kitchen towel; let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. Preheat oven to 350°.
  3. Depress centers of petals and pistil; fill each with 1 teaspoon jam. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on pan 5 minutes. Remove to a wire rack. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix glaze ingredients until smooth. Drizzle over warm rolls.

Nutrition Facts

1 roll: 151 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 104mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.