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Golden Refrigerator Rolls

Martha Sue Stroud of Clarksville, Texas prepares these rolls that are golden and crusty on the outside and sweet and tender on the inside. The easy-to-handle dough rises in the refrigerator overnight for added convenience.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 80 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 2-1/2 cups warm water (110° to 115°), divided
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 7 cups all-purpose flour

Directions

  • In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup water; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add egg, salt, 4 cups flour, yeast mixture and remaining water; beat until smooth. Add enough remaining water; beat until smooth. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • Turn onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  • Punch dough down and divide into thirds; shape each portion into 12 rolls in desired shape. Place on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Bake at 400° for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 126 calories, 3g fat, 0 cholesterol, 101mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate, 3g protein.
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