BEST Dinner Rolls

Bread · Sides · March 20, 2018

These are our ALL-TIME FAVORITE Dinner Rolls! They are soft, butter-y and always the hit for any dinner or holiday get together. It’s so hard to eat just one!

Dinner Rolls

Best Dinner Roll Recipe

Let me brag here for a second… My mom makes THE best rolls in the world!! They are always SO soft and so delicious and are requested by family members and friends all the time!! Although she makes them for our family a few times a year, she ALWAYS makes them for the extended family for Thanksgiving, and they are always devoured in minutes. No joke. Everyone knows that you have to grab at least one right away or you won’t get one. That’s just how good they are. Most people eat them plain or with a little butter, but I like to have them with a little strawberry jam.

These rolls are so good that they’re called Heavenly Rolls. Yup. Pretty much describes what they are – heavenly. I know you may think I’m exaggerating, but I promise I am not. I have yet to make them on my own just yet, but being away from family I may have to give them a go this year because it wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without them. This really is the BEST Dinner Roll recipe. ;D


Homemade Dinner Rolls

If you are like me, it may seem intimidating to make Homemade Dinner Rolls. They usually require yeast which can often be a little fickle to work with if you haven’t used it before. Fortunately, this recipe really isn’t that complicated. I was nervous to try it on my own, at first, but realized they were super easy.

We even have a video down below to show you just how easy they are to make. Watch it a few times and hopefully you’ll realize just how easy they are. πŸ˜‰

Dinner Roll Recipe

How to make Dinner Rolls:

You’ll begin by mixing your yeast in warm water and sugar. This will get bubbly after a bit. From there, you will mix warm milk, oil, sugar and salt with a wooden spoon. One cup of flour will be added, followed by 2 eggs and the yeast mixture.

From there, you will add 3-4 more cups of flour. At this point, the dough should be sticky. This gets put into a large bowl that will be covered by a tear towel. The dough will rise for a few hours until it has doubled in size.

Once the dough has doubled in size, it will be punched down and divided in half. The dough will be rolled into a 12 inch circle on a floured surface. It will be brushed with melted butter and then cut into 12 pieces, like a pizza. From there, each triangle piece will be rolled from the round edge to the point to make a crescent roll.

The rolls get places in a pan and are baked to perfection!

Yes, there are lots of steps but they are all simple – they just take some time (yeast bubbling/dough rising). πŸ˜‰


Don’t they look just perfect?!

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All-time Favorite Rolls Recipe - so soft, buttery and delicious. It's a family favorite!
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Dinner Rolls recipe

These Are Our ALL-TIME FAVORITE Dinner Rolls! They Are Soft, Butter-Y And Always The Hit For Any Dinner Or Holiday Get Together. It’s So Hard To Eat Just One!

Course Bread
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Dough rising time 2 hours
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 138 kcal
Author Kristyn Merkley


  • 1 tbsp yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 3-4 cups flour
  • melted butter


  1. Mix 1 TB yeast with ΒΌ cup warm water and Β½ tsp. sugar. Let stand until bubbly.

  2. In a large bowl mix 1 cup warm milk, Β½ cup oil, Β½ cup sugar, 1 tsp. salt with a wooden spoon.

  3. Add 1 cup of flour to mixture, and mix well. Add 2 eggs and beat until smooth (mix vigorously be hand). Add yeast mixture and mix vigorously until smooth.

  4. Add 3-4 cups flour to the yeast mixture. Dough should be very sticky. Pour the dough into a large bowl. Cover with a tea towel and let rise for a few hours until it has doubled in size. 

  5. Once the dough has doubled in size punch down and divide in half. Roll dough onto a floured surface making a circle about 12 inches round. Dough should be about β…œ" thick.

  6. Brush dough with melted butter. Cut circles with a pizza cutter into 12 pieces (like a pizza). Roll from rounded edge to the point to make a crescent roll. Place into a greased pan (we use an 11 x16 metal pan and do 3 across and 8 rows down).

  7. Cover dough with a tea towel and let rise for a few hours until it doubles in size.

  8. Bake at 375 until light lightly browned, which is about 15-20 minutes. NOTE: Touch rolls to see if they bounce back - if they do not, bake a little longer). Brushed with melted butter right while warm. ENJOY!

Nutrition Facts
Dinner Rolls recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 138 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 102mg 4%
Potassium 32mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Sugars 4g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 0.4%
Calcium 0.5%
Iron 5.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    jen @ Tatertots & Jello

    Those rolls are the yummiest! I think that is the same recipe that my mom gave me and I use and it IS heavenly!!


      Lil' Luna

      They seriously are SO good!! Too funny it’s the same recipe… we’ve used this one for as long as I can remember. πŸ™‚


    Oh my goodness these look so good! I am pinning so that I can give them a try!
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    Oh my stars- bread is such a weakness for me. Those look so tasty!
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    Oh my word, these rolls certainly do look heavenly. And so do all of the side dishes.
    Sharon recently wireless plan for the holidaysMy Profile

      Lil' Luna

      Thanks, Sharon!! I promise if you try the rolls you’ll love them – SO SO SO good!! πŸ˜€


    No kneading? I love no-kneading! Makes them even more heavenly. πŸ˜‰ I’m the designated holiday roll person, so these will come in handy. Thanks.

      Lil' Luna

      No kneading bread recipes are definitely the best. πŸ™‚


    Did you mean that we just stir the ingredients using a big spoon and no kneading, please clarify. I’d like to try this on Thanksgiving. Thank you.

      Lil' Luna

      Yes, just stir with the spoon like the directions said. No kneading required. πŸ˜‰

    Amy Huntley

    So I guess I need to give this a try! xo
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      Lil' Luna

      Um, yes. πŸ˜‰



      Lil' Luna

      I think it’s because it was a common casserole to bring to funerals. ??

      Katherine Cook

      Because we (latter-day saints) make them for a funeral. Fast and easy to make.


    These look amazing!!! I have added this recipe to mine. Can’t wait to try them out! Thanks for sharing your mom’s recipe!!!

      Lil' Luna

      Let me know how they go if you try them out! XO


    Can I use my Kitchen Aid for mixing or is it better to just use a spoon?

      Lil' Luna

      We’ve never tried this in the Kitchen-Aid and only know it works perfectly when following the directions exactly. If you decide to give it a try with the mixer, let me know and I’ll be sure to make a not of it so others know. πŸ™‚


      I have made countless dinner rolls in my mixer. I will be trying these in my Kitchen-Aid too! I’m sure it will be fine πŸ™‚
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    Wow! How can you not make these rolls after reading the description and seeing the pictures?
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    Being a sucker for anything that claims to be “heavenly” (or in the case of beauty products, promise to be age-defying), I’m making these rolls today. I will post them onto my baking board on Pinterest.

      Lil' Luna

      How did they turn out?!?


        They turned out amazing! So addictive… Had a hard time not consuming a dozen by myself. Take a peek on Pinterest at bakergirl204 under My Baking. Forgive the picture, my photography skills are nowhere near as good as yours.

          Lil' Luna

          Just checked your pin!! LOVE it. SO glad they turned out. Wishing I had some right about now!!

    Amy Ward

    I’m bringing rolls for thanksgiving this year and would love to try this recipe instead
    of bringing store bought rolls. I live out-of-state and I’m driving home for the holiday
    so I was wondering how Long it took for the dough to rise? I know stupid question, but
    I wanted to make Sure I’d have enough time to make them once I got there.

    Julie brown

    I made the last week to test out the recipe before thanksgiving. They were awesome! I have a question though. Do you think I could make these and before the oven step, put them in the fridge overnight and then bake in the morning???

      Lil' Luna

      Hi Julie! To be honest, we’ve never done them that way so I’m not for certain. I would look up a similar recipe that does call for refrigerating them and then do that part as that recipe suggests if that makes sense. Wish I could be more help!


      I made my mixed my batch the night before at bedtime, got up in the morning punched down the dough and rolled them up and let them rise someplace warm. They didn’t take long at all to rise the second time. I remember my Grandmother used to make some similar to this and she would make hers the night before all they way but she also popped them right in the oven in the morning, that was why I waited I needed them piping hot later in the day.


    These look so good! What type of yeast do you use?


    I made these tonight, for thanksgiving tomorrow. I’m super excited to try them!

      Lil' Luna

      Let me know how they turn out! Wish I had the time to make them for today – they are SO yummy! πŸ˜€


    I am soooo happy I found your site!!!!!

    I cannot wait to try all your bread recipes…and all your recipes…I am just starting to go through and seriously, I will be stuck on the computer for the whole day….
    What kind of flour are you using for these recipes?

      Lil' Luna

      Thank you so much, Rosanna. I use regular flour for everything and if it’s a different kind I make notes of it in the recipe. πŸ™‚


        Hi Kristyn,

        I made them tonight and they were so good!!! My 3 boys and husband loved it. I made 24 rolls last night with sweet potato soup and only 5 are left for breakfast today πŸ™ They were looking for more.
        I can’t wait to try your other recipes!



        Sorry but ” regular flour”? What does that mean. Self raising it plain?


    Oh my, I made these for Thanksgiving and I’ve gotten requests to make them again so I’m gonna go whip up a batch…or two!!! Great recipe I think it has already become a family favorite. Thanks!!


    I am making these as I type, well they are awaiting the rise time. I used the kitchen aide mixer so I am hoping they turn out as I read through the comments no one has said if the mixer worked or not. I also used the regular yeast not the rapid yeast as the recipe did not say one way or the other, but I assume if you have to let it rise for a while it would be the regular yeast, so that is what I used. I also only used 3 cups of all purpose flour as again the recipe did not state which type of flour to use and this does make a difference, and since I did not see any baking power/soda I again assumed this to be all purpose flour. I will try and post the outcome when they are finished but that wont be until hours later from now. I do hope they turn out well..they sure smell good so far..anything Yeast has got to be awesome! Thanks for sharing this with all of us!


      UPDATE: The rolls turned out wonderful! I used the kitchen aide mixer and wow oh wow these really are heavenly. But I must say…I feel so stuffed like a turkey right now I feel miserable. Hubby said I for sure have to keep on making these…Thanks for the recipe. One tip, depending on your oven you might need to back down that temp to 350 so as to not burn the bottoms. I guess this depends on where you live and how good of an oven you have temp wise that is. πŸ™‚ Enjoy folks, I know I did!

        Lil' Luna

        YAY… love that you made them in the mixer and that they were heavenly. They’re definitely our favorite homedmade rolls. πŸ™‚


        Did you use your dough hook attachment or the paddle on your Kitchen-Aid mixer?


    What’s TB yeast? Is that a specific kind of yeast?

    — Dalis


      I need to know, too. Is it the packets? (Yeast is what im referring to) please let me know! Thanks.

      Donna H

      I believe that means Tablespoon of yeast!

      Lil' Luna

      1 Tablespoon of Yeast. πŸ™‚


        Fresh or dry yeast? Thanks

          Lil' Luna

          It’s the active dry yeast πŸ™‚

            Jim Bertucci

            Must be your Touch. I have never had my yeast rise like that. I still assume if the yeast is fresh by the date then the water temp must be so important. I’ll keep trying. Happy Easter

            Kristyn Merkley

            Yes, temp is important. It needs to be warm πŸ™‚ Keep trying, you’ll get it!


      Table soon


    I am just wondering how you get that perfect crescent shape?!?! Can you post a tutorial? I would love that. My turned out SO good but don’t have that perfect shape like i’d like. Thanks!

      Lil' Luna

      Next time I’m with my mom I’ll have to take video – she’s the expert on these rolls. πŸ˜‰


    These directions don’t make a lot of sense. It says to divide the dough in two, but only make one circle to cut 12 pieces?

      Lil' Luna

      You do that twice… the directions state you put 24 in a pan (3 across and 8 down). πŸ™‚


    I love this recipe! I’ve made it a few times since I found it on Pinterest. Super easy and delicious. Thank you!!!

      Lil' Luna

      Thanks for stopping by, Jenni! Comments like yours make my day. These our definitely our favorite rolls. Always so soft and delicious, especially when they’re fresh from the oven. πŸ™‚ Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you have a great week!

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    Those rolls to look Heavenly! Pinned!

    lea heath

    These are the same rolls my grandma has made for years…they are so delicious, and always gone way too fast. Makes me want to make a batch now!

      Lil' Luna

      Aren’t they the best?! I crave them ALL the time. πŸ™‚


    Quick Questions: when you say 3-4 cups flour, do you mean 3 to 4 cups of flour or 3/4 three fourths of a cup of flour…..and how much time in total do you need to make these, including rising times?


    Hi! This looks delicious! I can’t wait to try these for Thanksgiving! Quick question, #4 and #8 it says to cover with a tea towel and let raise for a few hours. Soooo, you do this process twice?? Just want to double check. Thanks!


    These are delicious!!! I am making them right right now. I am bringing them to Thanksgiving tomorrow. I was just wondering what type of butter do you use? Unsalted or Salted? I think i used the Country Crock salted butter last time. These are Amazing though!! A new recipe to be added to my cookbook of recipes. Thank you!

      Lil' Luna

      SO glad you like it. I usually use unsalted with baking, but salted butter still works as well. Happy Thanksgiving!!


    Just wondering could you make thiese rolls into balls instead of crescents ?
    Also it says bake a 375 is that fareneights ?
    I am in australia and have a convection oven do you know how much i need to put it at ?
    Cannot wait to try them for chrismas this is going to be my daughters first chrismas and i am so excited i want it to be perfect and there rolls sure look perfect to me πŸ˜€

    Christine Warren

    My daughter and I made these the other day for Thanksgiving and they were a huge hit!!!! They were almost flaky like a croissant- absolutely delish!!! I did use my kitchen aid mixer but made sure not to over mix the dough. Definitely a keeper recipe!!!!


    These look amazing! Can the dough set overnight in the refrigerator?


    I made them and they are si good. Thank you for sharing.

      Lil' Luna

      So glad they turned out! They’re definitely a family favorite. πŸ˜‰


      Hi did you use strong bread flour for this recipe?thanks


    Hi there thank you for the recipe I am making these now and am a bit confused on one step. Do they need to rise two separate times totaling about 4 hours or just once after it’s all mixed? Thank you for your help I hope it’s not twice or we will have a very late dinner tonight lol


      I think it’s rising twice for a couple hours each time throughout the process, not 4 hours all at once.


    how many does this eecipe make? Thanks in advance!


    How many rolls does this recipe make? I guess its 12 but still need to confirm. Thanks in advance!


    Hi Luna;do i have to knead this sticky dough or just combine the flour into the egg yeast muxture?I want to make these rolls.


    Hi there what type of flour are you using?is it strong white/plain/self raising? Thanks x


    what does TB mean for the yeast?


      TB means ‘tablespoon’


    Could you clarify the 3-4 cups of flour? Is that 3 or 4 whole cups or 3/4 of a cup?


    Loved these. Yeast stuff doesn’t always work out for me, but this sure did! Super easy, but next time I’ll start making them more around 10 or 11 am to go with our supper. couldn’t believe how much they are like a crescent roll, only better!
    I also didn’t have that big pan, so I put 8 rolls in a 8×8 pan and the rest in a 9×13. Still perfect!


    The rolls turned out looking really great. They were soft and fluffy. However, it tasted very much like alcohol or perhaps yeasty. I felt that it was almost beer like in taste. Could it be that the bread was over-proofed? Thanks!


      Do you also happen to know if it is safe to consume?


        okay, I am obviously not the baker, but I did try it again. This time, I made sure not to let it proof for too long. The taste was great, but I was not able to bake the rolls evenly. Is this an issue with spacing? I did not have as large a pan. Thank you for putting up with all of my elementary questions!

          Lil' Luna

          Hi Peggy – no worries at all. I’m sorry you had any issues. It does depend on the pan, how many you put in there and how big you made your rolls. Do they look pretty similar to the pictures in this post?


    I have never made rolls in my life, l have made a lot of other things. I am going to try these this weekend. My husband loves roll so I am doing this of him. Wish me luck!!! They sound great and by all the comments from the people who have made them, they must to be good.


    What is 1TB of yeast in measurements?

    Nanda win

    I already made this rolls several times and the whole family love it. Thank you.

      Lil' Luna

      Aren’t they the best!! Glad your family loves them, like we do!


    What is TB yeast?

      Lil' Luna

      It’s just a tablespoon of yeast:) I hope you try these and love them as much as we do!!


    Could this recipe be made using the “dough” cycle on a bread machine? I’ve had pretty good success with other bread, bun recipes with making the dough in my machine and wondering if this one would turn out good results.

      Lil' Luna

      I haven’t tried it using a bread machine. I know my mom does the old fashioned way-her hands:) You could give it a try in there…I’d love to know how they turn out!


        Couldn’t wait to try some – so did, they turned out fantastic and can see these will be hard to leave alone!! I used yeast for bread machine plus bread machine flour. Mine takes all the “wet” ingredients first (I combined the warm milk, oil, sugar, eggs first and put in – also the salt since I’ve been told don’t let the salt and yeast “touch”!) I used 4c. flour and the yeast but skipped adding the 1st 1/4c. water with sugar, as you don’t have to dissolve the yeast when using the bread machine and this dough is wet enough without it. I use my dough cycle which is 1 1/2 hrs for my machine. The dough turned out great and easy to work with. After shaping rolls I let rise covered in my “barely warmed” oven for 1 1/2 hrs. then baked for 15 min in my oven. We love them! This dough would probably work well “shaped” for other things too…will have to experiment!

          Lil' Luna

          That is so great to know!! Thank you so much for sharing that information! They are very hard to resist!! Let the experimenting begin:)


    Hello, this is going to be my attempt ever at making bread just wondering what type of flour I use, is it self raising it all purpose plain flour?


    can you freeze the dough and bake later.

      Lil' Luna

      I haven’t tried, but I bet you could? Most things freeze well and bake well, so I’d love to know if you try it!


    Can the heavenly roll be refrigerated then last rise before baking?

      Lil' Luna

      I honestly haven’t done that, so I’m not sure. I make them and go from start to finish. Has anyone done that??


    Hi! I can not wait to try these! Do you use regular yeast or rapid/quick rise? I was wondering if I I need to adapt the recipe if I use rapid rise yeast? Thanks so much!

      Lil' Luna

      I always use the rapid/quick rise yeast. You could use what you like or what you’re used to, that’s just what I like. Hope that helps!! Thanks!


        I have made these several times now, and they are AMAZING! Heavenly is the perfect description. πŸ™‚ Thank you for a fantastic recipe!!


    I can’t figure out how to cut the dough: “Cut circles with a pizza cutter into 12 pieces (like a pizza). Roll from rounded edge to the point to make a crescent roll. Place into a greased pan (we use an 11 x16 metal pan and do 3 across and 8 rows down)”
    Oh I just figured it out — I think if you say cut like a pizza into triangles it makes it more clear.


      yes, that does make more sense, I was picturing cutting out circles and then rolling them into a triangle shape, seemed like a lot of work. thanks for the clarification Janeg!!!


    Hi, I have a question. Can I make the dough the night before and just bake in the morning? At what step do I stop and resume the next day? Thank you so much. I’d like to make these for Thanksgiving.

      Lil' Luna

      I personally haven’t tried, so I wish I knew for sure. If I were to freeze them, I’d probably freeze them once you have formed them into the crescent rolls, before you bake them. Hope that helps! Good luck!


    I’ve been making these rolls (this recipe) for more than a year now. They are always a big hit. I made 8 dozen for Thanksgiving and froze them. I have used A-P and high-gluten flours but use only high gluten now, the difference is very noticeable. The rolls are great if formed and immediately frozen. I take them out a couple hours early to let them proof/rise to about double in size. I bake them only at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes. This is a very soft , rich dough and is best mixed by hand. An electric mixer or bread maker can be used but it really doesn’t need to be worked that much. Once all 3 cups of flour are incorporated (no flour is visible) it can be put in a bowl, covered and left to rise.
    I’m curious how others make the 12 triangles consistent. I found a 18″x24″ plastic at a kitchen store, made to roll out pie dough, etc. it has several concentric circles, one is 12″ in diameter. A You-tube video for dividing a circle into 12 triangles, helped me lay it out on the plastic. Using a Sharpie I made 12 dots on the circle. Now I roll out the dough, brush on the butter, and use a pizza cutter to make all 12 pieces identical. Sorry to be long-winded, but I’ve had a LOT of fun with it.

      Lil' Luna

      Thanks so much for sharing that!! I hope it helps some interested in making this recipe!! I’m so glad they’re a hit πŸ™‚


      Jason, did you only use a total of 3 cups of flour or are you implying that “once the additional 3 cups are incorporated,” after the first cup is stirred with the wet ingredients?


    Hi! I made your heavenly rolls, they were great. Thank you so much for the recipe they are easy too.

      Lil' Luna

      I’m so glad you liked them!! Thank you for letting me know!


    Could you put dice bacon anf cheese then roll them then cook will it work ?. Ty

      Mags in Rosarito

      That sounds good too

      Lil' Luna

      I haven’t tried! I don’t see why not πŸ™‚ Let me know if you try, I’d love to know! Thank you!

    Mags in Rosarito

    Think I’ll try using this recipe to make some garlic cheese rolls by adding garlic, herbs & shredded cheese after I brush on the butter before I cut & roll them

      Lil' Luna

      That sounds wonderful!! Thanks for sharing and I hope you like them!


    I’ve been trying out roll recipes for the past few months in search of the perfect recipe, and these rolls are the BEST!!! I recently made these rolls for a couple of pot luck dinners and many people commented how good they were. A couple of people even told me they were the best rolls they had in their life (and they were older folks.)

      Lil' Luna

      Yay!!! Aren’t they the best?! Thank you so much for sharing and for giving the recipe a try! πŸ™‚


    Great recipe! I threw all the ingredients into the bread maker — wet ingredients first and using 5 cups of flour — and the dough turned out perfectly!

      Lil' Luna

      Yay πŸ™‚ Thank you for trying it and I’m so glad it turned out perfectly!

    Evelyn Malo

    Please help , will this work with almond flower?

      Lil' Luna

      I have never used almond flour, so honestly not sure? If you have used it before in bread, then it should be ok? I’m sorry, I’m not much help..I need to try using almond flour.


    i know i sound stupid asking this Q but im a beginner.. forgive me.. πŸ™ but what kind of flour did you use? all purpose flour or the bread flour?

      Lil' Luna

      Not a stupid question at all! I just used all-purpose flour. Good luck!! Thank you πŸ™‚

    Jeanette Marshman

    Wow sure is beautiful and looking great will be doing some cooking here I’ve been writing them out into a home made recipe Book for my Grandaughter, excellent recipes easy to make and tasty family will love them. Thank You

    sally ladanan

    Thanks for sharing the recipe..God Bless…

      Lil' Luna

      Oh, thank you and you’re welcome! Hope you enjoy them as much as we do πŸ™‚


    Absolutely approved!!!! I just tried the recipe, it’s delicious! Thank you so much for sharing!

      Lil' Luna

      Yay!! Thank you so much for giving them a try! I love hearing that they were a hit!


    Pics are posted on my FB (Emma Araujo) and Instagram (_emma_araujo)


    The recipe was posted on my fb by my student and I am glad to have tried it.I was so happy with the result…the rolls were perfect, the taste was incredibly delicious, soft and buttery indeed. Thank you lilluna and to my student for sharing the recipe. ..

      Lil' Luna

      You are so welcome!! Thank you for trying them and thank your student for me πŸ™‚


    Does it need active or instant yeast?


    Hi, it looks really yum. Plan to make them right away. Just a quick question, do we add 3 or 4 cups of flour ? Thanks a lot for sharing the recipe 😊

      Lil' Luna

      Thank you! I always start with 3, then I may need to add a little more as I go. It just depends on where you live, the humidity, etc. If they are way to sticky, then you’ll need to add more. Hope that helps πŸ™‚ Good luck!


    What kind of yeast?

      Lil' Luna

      I always use instant πŸ™‚ Hope that helps and hope you enjoy the rolls πŸ™‚ Thank you!

    Sadiyya Motara

    Hi there,
    Tried this recipe today, and it came out Devine! By far, the best homemade rolls recipe I’ve tried… thanks a lot for the recipe

      Lil' Luna

      That makes me so happy to hear!! I’m so glad you tried it! Thank you!


    The most loving and yummy looking bread I ever seen.

      Lil' Luna is!! You’ll need to try it πŸ™‚ Thanks so much!!


    Can i ask if its a plain flour or a self raising? Thanks

      Lil' Luna

      It is just regular all-purpose flour. Thanks so much for stopping by!!

    Marilyn DeMeo

    I made the heavenly rolls recipe yesterday and they were unbelievable! My question is can they be frozen and then thawed and heated and still taste as good? I want to make them for Easter and want to make them a few days early….

      Lil' Luna

      Thank you for trying them! We never have any left to freeze, but they should. Let me know what you think, if you do. Thank you!


    Ummm…. did you double the recipe? Instructions say to cut into 12 pie shaped pieces but you put 24 in the pan.


    Hello Sis!
    Thank you for the recipe! I tried this last Saturday and I am extremely sad that it turned out so bad. My dough never rose even if I waited for so many hours for the first part and the second part when they are in the pan. Also, the yeast didn’t bubble as expected based on your first instruction. I baked them and they turned out hard and didnt rise as well but the insides were uncooked.Quite sad that it didn’t turn out well but your bread looks soo amazing!

      Lil' Luna

      Oh, I am so sorry it didn’t turn out. I’m trying to think of why it wouldn’t have. I’m glad you gave it a try though πŸ™‚ Hope you’ll try again!

      Joni pilmaier

      It takes awhile for the yeast to bubble. It doesn’t happen right away. That’s probably why they didn’t rise or cook well. Also, it took mine awhile to rise and I finally put it in an oven on warm and that helped. Sorry it didn’t work but try again and wait until your yeast bubbles up. Mine almost bubbled out of the cup it was in but that wasn’t until I had made the dough so it took awhile.

        Kristyn Merkley

        Yes, good point Joni. If you didn’t see bubbles & started the process, you may have started too soon. Yeast can be tricky! I’ve had to start the part over before, if it never bubbled.


      These look amazingly delicious.
      My family always has pigs in a blanket for Christmas Eve and I’m in charge of them this year. I want to avoid using the store-bought crescent rolls that are full of awful ingredients.
      Do you think these rolls would work to make pigs in a blanket?


    Hi there, I really love the recipe and would like to try it, but what type of flour does the recipe require? It states two different measurements for flour. Kindly clarify. Best wishes, Jo.

      Lil' Luna

      It’s all purpose flour and it’s different measurements for different steps in the instructions. Hope that helps. Good luck!


    Hello!! can I use almond milk or it has to be cow milk? I can’t wait to give them a try! Thank you in advance!

      Lil' Luna

      I haven’t tried using almond milk. It might change the flavor a little, but you could always try. I’d love to know how it comes out. Thanks!


    These look like they would be Great to make little Pigs in a Blanket !!! Just cook up your little smokey breakfast links or the little smoked sausages for parties. Makes me hungry just thinking about what other goodies to roll up in them !!! And, how much Better this dough would be over that stuff in a tube !
    πŸ‘… Yum !!!
    Drool !!!

      Lil' Luna

      Haha!! Yes, those would be great! Let me know if you try them..Thank you!

        Ellison Adams

        I tried this recipe today but I used one pack of instant yeast and just mixed all the ingredients together (Less work). The rolls were wonderful. I had to restrain myself from excessive indulgence.

          Lil' Luna

          I am so glad to hear that!! Thanks so much for sharing πŸ™‚


          Do u still add the sugar with the instant yeast?


    Can these be made up to step #8, then put in the refrigerator over night and baked the next day?

      Lil' Luna

      I have always done it in the same day. I wouldn’t know if that would change the outcome. I’m sorry. You could always give it a try??


    Can you double the recipe or should i make 2 batches?

      Lil' Luna

      You could double it. I hope you like them, as much as we do! Thank you!


    i like and i love to cook . i hope you can send me the different recipe to cook for my family
    your recipe posted here are s affordable and delicious.

      Lil' Luna

      Keep checking back to the blog, there are lots of yummy recipes to try πŸ™‚ Thanks so much!


    Has anyone tried this recipe with gluten free flour?

    Linh Lee

    I’ve made these rolls lately and brought to office for my colleagues. Yeah.. devoured in minutes!!!
    By the way, is bread flour better than all purpose flour? 😁

      Lil' Luna

      That’s awesome!! I can see why..they are the best! Thanks for sharing!


    Can you pleas clarify what kind of flour is used ? All purpose or self rising ?

      Lil' Luna

      I used all purpose flour πŸ™‚ Hope you like these πŸ™‚


    Can I use coconut milk instead of regular milk?

      Lil' Luna

      I personally haven’t tried that. Not sure how it would change it? I don’t use coconut milk that often. Anyone else try it?

    Vhey lopez

    Hi! May i know what kind of flour you are using for this heavenly rolls! ☺thanks

      Lil' Luna

      I use all purpose πŸ™‚ I hope you try these and like them! Thanks!


    The rolls looks great. Will surely try them. Just want to clarify which yeast have been used? Active or dry? There are different types, right?

      Lil' Luna

      Yes, there are different kinds. I use the instant, active yeast. Hope that helps and hope you’ll give this recipe a try πŸ™‚ Thanks so much!


    These rolls literally are heaven! And to make them even better they are VERY easy to make. I love bread and these are just amazing!!!!!!! I will be making them a lot!

      Lil' Luna

      Yay!!! I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing πŸ™‚

    Toey Srisangar

    Thank you so much !! This recipe is so easy and delicious, I made it for my niece last night and she loves it!

      Lil' Luna

      YAY!! They’re definitely a family favorite!


        My son is allergic to dairy….has anyone tried substituting the milk and butter? It looks yummy πŸ˜‰

          Lil' Luna

          I’m sorry, I haven’t. Hopefully, someone else has & will share πŸ™‚

    Sonny Lorica Padua

    What does 1 TB yeast means? What type of yeast to use and flour?

      Lil' Luna

      1 TB is 1 tablespoon πŸ™‚ I used regular all purpose flour and active dry yeast. Hope that helps you!

    Cindy A Jenkins

    Kristyn, my daughter told me about your Basic Homemade Bread recipe and I will be giving it a try this week. I come from a family of 12 kids and my Mom baked 4 loaves of bread 7 days a week for many years. I am also a lover of hot homemade bread and I have taught my daughters how to do it too. Here is another thought for you, I take a zucchini and peel it and then remove the seeds if it is a big one, and then I run it through the blender to liquefy it and I add it in place of half of the liquid I use in the bread recipe and it make good fluffy white bread too. You don’t taste it in the bread and the bread come out as white as regular white bread. Try it sometime and see what you think. The only difference I find is that it takes a little less flour than the recipe calls for.

      Lil' Luna

      Thank you for sharing that! I will have to try! Let me know what you think of these rolls πŸ™‚ Thank you so much!


    Looks Delicious my wife dont like to much bread and would be wonderful for her. Is it bread flour you use ?

      Lil' Luna

      It really is so good! I just used all purpose flour πŸ™‚ Hope she’ll like them!


    sorry again thanks for the quick reply but are the cup sizes US and will they freeze


    So I’d like to try this as a loaf of bread instead of rolls. How much would I need to change the ingredients? Double them? Just roll the dough in to a loaf instead of sectioning off into rolls?

      Lil' Luna

      I haven’t tried. I wish I knew. I’m not an expert with bread yet or at least changing recipes to make them into loaves, so I wouldn’t want to tell you the wrong thing. I’m sorry. I’ll have to play around with the recipe & find out!

    Rita Pressley

    Do you use self rising flour or plain

      Lil' Luna

      Just plain all-purpose flour πŸ™‚ Hope you like them!!! They are seriously the best!


    How much is 3-4 cups of flour?

    Linda Shaver

    For sure I will make these. I’ve been cooking for many years and this looks heavenly. Thank you.

    Angie Mull

    I love these rolls

      Lil' Luna

      We love them, too! I’m glad you do! Thank you for letting me know!


    Do you use active or instant yeast?

      Lil' Luna

      It’s the active yeast πŸ™‚ Hope you like them!


        Hi! I tried this recipe and it turned out great! Can I also use melted butter instead of vegetable oil? If so, should I use the same amount?

          Kristyn Merkley

          Thank you! I have not tried using the butter instead, but I would think it would be the same amount. Let me know what you think!


    i make most with a bread machine does that make a difference? thanks

    Patsy Thrift

    Are you using regular yeast or rapid rise yeast? These look wonderful! Can’t wait to try them!

      Kristyn Merkley

      I used rapid rise πŸ™‚ These are seriously the best rolls ever! Let me know what you think πŸ™‚

    Mirvat Takhah



    I can’t wait to make your mom’s rolls tomorrow! Gotta practice now so they’re prefect come holidays!


    Has anyone had any success making these in advance and freezing them? I want to make them for a party in a few weeks but I’ll be short on time on the day.

    daisy m. almacen

    i needlasagna recipe..tnx to share your ingredients its big tnx..


    I think I types the wrong email address by mistake. The one below is correct.


    I made using my bread machine on dough cycle as i usually make dough. I found using my glass Pyrex pizza pan as a template was also helpful.

    I will add a touch more sweetener for next batch as the boys here like then a bit sweeter but am so happy learned how to make the cresent shape Happy holiday season


    All breads and other recipes looks yummy. I wish i could bake them perfectly!


    Can we freeze these? If so, how? Before baking or after?

      Kristyn Merkley

      I haven’t personally tried. I like to make mine when I know we’ll be eating them or bringing them somewhere. But, I would think maybe before you bake them.


    I’m curious to know if this is all done by hand or with a mixer or if it matters lol, and if you can give me a roundabout number for the “few hours” it has to sit. I really want to make them and have them turn out perfect

      Kristyn Merkley

      We like to do it by hand around here, but you can do it however you like πŸ™‚ And, a few hours, meaning 3 hours or until it’s doubled in size. Hope that helps & hope you like these as much as we do!


    What is TB yeast? is that tablespoon?


    These look amazing! How long do you actually let them rise?

      Kristyn Merkley

      They are the best!! Just depending on the humidity, weather, temp…but usually it’s around 3 hours. Just keep checking..when they have doubled in size, they are done.


    can u make rolls from it

      Kristyn Merkley

      What kind of rolls? I’ve only stuck to these kind, with this recipe, so possibly πŸ™‚

    Sandra McLaws

    How many hours before mealtime do you start these rolls so they are ready for dinner? Thx.

      Kristyn Merkley

      I like to start them in the morning. As they need to rise for a few hours, twice. You could start them no later than 10:00 & have them warm & fresh.

        Sandra McLaws

        No need to publish this. Thanks for your comment back.
        BTW. My Aunt Betty and Uncle Zane Merkley are my favorites. Uncle Zane passed away, but Aunt Betty in her 90s is still going strong. If you are related to my dear Aunt Betty, your are fortunate to know such a great lady.
        I enjoy your blog so much. Thx


    How many rolls does this make? I want to make sure im making enough


    I’ve made bread just a few times. Can I start these tomorrow. Let rise then roll out and let them sit overnight then bake thanksgiving morning?

      Kristyn Merkley

      I personally haven’t tried that. I haven’t had the best luck when I try it differently than the recipe, but they could? I’m sorry, I wish I knew for sure. I hope they work out for you πŸ™‚

    Lori Andrews

    These rolls were amazing! Easy to make and just melt in your mouth delicious! The only thing I did different than the original recipe was use bread flour in place of the regular flour as that’s what I had on hand!

      Kristyn Merkley

      SO, glad you liked them! They are the best! Glad the bread flour worked out! Thank you for sharing!

    Allison Baseman

    Can the dough be refrigerated overnight and baked in the morning?

      Kristyn Merkley

      I personally haven’t tried. I know my mom hasn’t had luck with that. But, maybe you know tricks? I’m sorry, I wish I was more help!

    Hazel Johnson

    Homemade rolls are great, love them all.


    Made these last night and they are already gone. My family loved them! I’ll also be making these for Thanksgiving. Thank you for the wonderful recipe. I used my kitchenAid mixer and had no problems.

      Kristyn Merkley

      Perfect! I’m telling ya, there are never any leftovers! Thank you for letting me know!


    I want to make these rolls today so I don’t have to worry about them tomorrow (thanksgiving). Do you think these will be just as yummy tomorrow if I make them today?

    Melissa R Kimbrough

    If I don’t have tea towels can I cover with plastic wrap?

      Kristyn Merkley

      You could use a kitchen towel. I know my mom hasn’t had luck with the plastic wrap. Hope that helps πŸ™‚


    These look so fluffy and moist. yum!

      Kristyn Merkley

      They are seriously the best! Hope you’ll try them soon! I’d love to know what you think!

    Kay S

    Can the recipe for your mom’s famous dinner rolls be successfully doubled?


    These were a big hit this Thanksgiving. They will now be on our menu every year. Simple to make & delicious!


    Hey there,
    I tried and it turned out to be awesome everyone loved it ! But I made them at night for breakfast they we’re really good at that time, but dry and hard in the morning. Can you please tell me any tip on how to store them so they don’t lose their softness? Thanks.

      Kristyn Merkley

      I’m glad you tried them πŸ™‚ I like to store mine in a ziploc baggie. I hope that helps!


    How warm does the water need to be and how long to let it sit to bubble?


    I just made the heavenly rolls and your recipe is awesome. Thank you very much


    If I wanted to freeze heavenly dough recipe would I freeze it after rolls are formed but before they rise?

      Kristyn Merkley

      I haven’t tried freezing them. I’m still perfecting recipes with yeast, so honestly I’m not sure when would be best. I would think before they rise. Good luck!

    Peggy Rocourt

    It was very easy theyTaste delicious and buttery.


    I’ve made these yeast rolls twice in the last month because the recipe is so good! Everyone has loved them! I’ve tried several yeast roll recipes, but this one, by far, is the best! Thanks for sharing!!


    These rolls look great. I’ve decided to try and make them today. This will be my first time making anything bread wise by hand. Currently waiting for the dough to rise, fingers crossed it works out. I wanted to try and make these for Christmas this year. So this will be my test batch. My only concern is when I had everything mixed to transfer to another bowl ( for it to rise) the dough seemed stiffer than what it looked liked in the video. Does that mean I did something wrong? Or over mixed?

      Kristyn Merkley

      I hope not. They should be ok! How did they turn out?


        They turned out great. Thanks again for the recipe. Definitely making them again.

    Jennifer Jones

    Definitely the best rolls I’ve been on a search for roll recipes!


    These look amazingly delicious.
    My family always has pigs in a blanket for Christmas Eve and I’m in charge of them this year. I want to avoid using the store-bought crescent rolls that are full of awful ingredients.
    Do you think these rolls would work to make pigs in a blanket?

    Karen Lauwaert

    Absolutely delicious!!


    These rolls look amazing…..they don’t seem to be too difficult to makeπŸ‘ I am going to make them soon! Thanks for the recipe ❀️

    Keith E Hatcher

    I started making these too late in the day. Can I put the dough in the fridge overnight and resume tomorrow without ruining it? Keith

      Kristyn Merkley

      I personally haven’t tried that, so I’m not sure how that might change anything. Did they turn out?


    My rolls were okay. They were dry in the inside. Any tips on how to fix this issue? How much butter should I spread onto the dough?


      I also added 4 cups of flour. Could this have been the issue? Next time i will try 3 cups.

      Kristyn Merkley

      I am sorry they were. I would start with the 3 cups of flour. And, it’s just enough butter to coat the tops. I like to dip my pastry brush in the butter & just brush it on. I’m not quite sure what else would cause that. Too much flour can make them more dense & also humidity. Hope they turn out the second time πŸ™‚


    I love your pastries. Tried making the bread rolls and home made bread. It came out excellently well. Very soft and yummy. You are the best Kristen! Keep up your good work..

    Morna Hespelein

    What kind of flour do you use for Heavenly rolls? I have bread flour,self rising, and all purpose.

      Kristyn Merkley

      I use all purpose flour πŸ™‚ These are so good! Let me know what you think πŸ™‚

    claire miceli

    I have been baking for over 40 years and these by far are the best rolls ever ! Thank you for the recipe πŸ˜‰


    what type of flour are you using, All purpose or Self rising?

    shawnna griffin

    hey girl- these rolls look amazing!


    Can you give me the measurements for half half the amount please.
    Thank you


    These rolls look absolutely fabulous! So fluffy and super delicious! Definitely a must try recipe!


    Wow! These rolls turned out perfect!

    Brenda Stelman

    What type of flour do you use?

      Kristyn Merkley

      Just regular all purpose flour πŸ™‚

        Brenda Stelman

        It also calls for a wooden spoon and I just threw my last one out is that really significant for this recipe

          Kristyn Merkley

          Not at all, it’s just more sturdy πŸ™‚ You can use whatever you have on hand. Hope you like them!


    So I’m confused. The prep time says 2 hours for dough rising. So I made them and then it says a β€œcouple of hours” in the bowl then Cut them and let them rise again for a β€œcouple of hours”. If it does take more than an hour each time I think the prep time should be adjusted to match. Thanks.


    What is the best flour to use for the dinner roll recipe?

    Bernice Mosteller

    Are these dinner rolls made with all purpose flour, bread flour or what kind, also do you use regular yeast or rapid rise?


    Thank you, Kristyn! Looking forward to try more recipes and ideas.

    Troy Robertson



    Can these rolls be mixed in Bread machine?

      Kristyn Merkley

      I am sure they could πŸ™‚ I personally haven’t tried, though it should be fine πŸ™‚

    Barbara Stewart

    I have made your BEST Homemade Bread several times and have received many compliments. Today I am going to try your BEST Dinner Rolls. I hope they are as good as the bread!

      Kristyn Merkley

      Thank you so much! I am so glad you like it πŸ™‚ I hope you like the dinner rolls just as much!


    Is there an option to add cardamom? I’ve had these with cardamom and I love them!

    Judy Chesshir

    Would like to receive new recipes and creative diy ideas. I am a retired great grandmother, love to cook, and always looking for cute new ideas for home or for gifts.

      Kristyn Merkley

      You can sign up for my e book πŸ™‚ On the home page, scroll to the bottom where it says “stay up to date,” enter your info & you’ll get new ideas πŸ™‚ Hope they help! Thank you!

    Vivian Renales

    Awesome foods


    Ur the best, I love ur recipe thank u so much.

    Franklin McDaniel

    is the flour just regular flour not self rising?

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