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Heavenly Dinner Rolls

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 10 min.

Makes

about 5 dozen

Several years ago, I entered this recipe in a contest sponsored by a local newspaper and was awarded a first prize! Your family and friends will give these fluffy rolls high honors, too!—Joan Priefert, Overland Park, Kansas
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Ingredients

  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 4 cups warm milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 7 to 7-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Melted butter, optional

Directions

  1. In a bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Add milk, sugar, shortening and 4 cups flour; beat until smooth. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 2 hours. Add baking powder, baking soda, salt and enough remaining flour to form a soft, slightly sticky dough. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Turn onto a heavily floured surface; pat to 1/2-in. thickness. Cut with a biscuit cutter or drop by 1/4 cupfuls onto a greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes. bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Brush tops with butter if desired. Dough may be refrigerated up to 3 days. Punch down each day.

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