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Stollen Butter Rolls

Our family enjoys my stollen so much they say it's just too good to be served only as a holiday sweet bread. I created these buttery, less-sweet dinner rolls so we can satisfy our stollen cravings anytime. —Mindy White, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Total Time
    Prep: 45 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    2 dozen


  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4-1/4 to 4-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup chopped mixed candied fruit
  • 3/4 cup dried currants
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cut into 24 pieces (1 teaspoon each)


  • In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. In a large bowl, combine milk, eggs, butter, sugar, salt, yeast mixture and 3 cups flour; beat on medium speed until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky).
  • Turn dough onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Punch dough down; turn onto a floured surface. Knead candied fruit and currants into dough (knead in more flour if necessary). Divide and shape into 24 balls; flatten slightly. Place 1 teaspoon cold butter in center of each circle. Fold circles in half over butter; press edges to seal. Place in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375°. Bake until golden brown, 15-20 minutes. Cool in pan 5 minutes; serve warm.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled rolls in airtight containers. To use, microwave each roll on high until warmed, 30-45 seconds.
Nutrition Facts
1 roll: 198 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 178mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • Diane
    Jan 25, 2021

    These are amazing! Whole family loved them and I was asked to make it again and again. Not too sweet, absolutely perfect.

  • Elayne
    Dec 21, 2019

    These sound really good but wonder what they would be as savory instead of sweet. Add something like onion, green peppers, garlic, celery, instead of dried fruit.

  • suefalk
    Dec 18, 2019

    Wow, wonderful! Great idea forming stollen into rolls. The dried fruit I used was raisins, lemon rind, orange rind. Similar to Italian Panettone. I did brush a thin layer of powdered sugar glaze. SO GOOD!

  • Jtoz
    Apr 20, 2019

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  • LadiesFriend
    Dec 23, 2018

    If there was a 6 star rating, these stollen rolls deserve them! Delicious, yummy and easy to make. A keeper of a recipe. And a smart idea from the other reviewer about adding different dried fruit. I’m going to try it.

  • Jeannemarie8
    Dec 7, 2018

    These are wonderful to admire and easy to make..I added red and green cherries, apricots, dates, raisins and cranberries. can add any fruit you like..they make excellent breakfast buns.