Pillow-Soft Rolls

Total Time

Prep: 45 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min.


2 dozen

Updated: Oct. 12, 2022
If you set these freshly baked rolls on the counter to cool and leave the room, they may not be there when you return! They are always a treat, my children and grandchildren tell me. Sour cream adds richness to the dough. -Erlene Cornelius, Spring City, Tennessee


  • 3-3/4 to 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted


  1. In a large bowl, combine 1-1/4 cups flour, sugar, yeast and salt. In a small saucepan, heat sour cream and water to 120°-130°. Add to dry ingredients; beat until blended. Beat in eggs until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  2. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; roll out to 1/2-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter. Using the dull edge of a table knife, make an off-center crease in each roll. Fold along crease so the small half is on the top; press along folded edge.
  4. Place in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan, allowing edges to touch. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 25 minutes. Brush tops with butter. Bake at 375° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 118 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 139mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.