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Lemon-Drop Dinner Rolls

My family loves these rolls with Christmas dinner. Their lemony flavor is a nice accompaniment to turkey and all the trimmings— or to my husband's favorite main course, beef roast. Using frozen bread dough helps save time during the holiday rush!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    1 to 1-1/2 dozen


  • 1 loaf (1 pound) frozen white or sweet bread dough, thawed
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted


  • Divide dough into 12-18 pieces; shape into balls. In a small bowl, combine sugar, lemon zest and nutmeg. Dip tops of rolls into butter, then into sugar mixture. Place in greased muffin cups, sugar side up. Cut a 1/2-in.-deep cross on tops of rolls. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1-1/2 hours. Bake at 375° for 14-16 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from pan; cool on wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 138 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 230mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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