Soft, Butter-y Homemade Dinner Rolls are one of our best-loved recipes. Perfect for holidays, or anytime, it’s so hard to eat just one!
Whether it’s for a holiday meal or Sunday dinner, these Homemade Dinner Rolls can’t be beat! We love to make them with soup, but especially for holidays, with other sides like: Creamed Corn, Green Bean Casserole and Roasted Brussel Sprouts.
favorite homemade dinner rolls
Nothing can beat the smell of homemade bread or dinner rolls being made. These Homemade Dinner Rolls are perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas, and are a holiday dinner MUST-HAVE.
In fact, I think it’s safe to say that they are always the first thing gone whenever they are made (my mom is famous for them, and they’re a family favorite). They are soft, melt in your mouth, and are actually easier to make than you’d think!
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 quite easy.
We even have a video down below to show you just how easy they are to make. Watch it a few times and you’ll see just how easy they are. 😉
How to make Dinner Rolls
Yes, there are lots of steps, but they are all simple – they just take some time. 😉
YEAST. Mix 1 TB yeast with ¼ cup warm water and ½ tsp. sugar. Let stand until bubbly.
WET INGREDIENTS. In a large bowl, mix 1 cup warm milk, ½ cup oil, ½ cup sugar, 1 tsp. salt with a wooden spoon.
COMBINE. Add 1 cup of flour to mixture, and mix well. Add 2 eggs and beat until smooth (mix vigorously by hand). Pour in yeast mixture, and mix vigorously until smooth.
RISE. Add 3-4 cups flour to the yeast mixture. Dough should be very sticky. Pour the dough into a large bowl. Let rise for a few hours in a covered bowl (cover with a tea towel), until it has doubled in size.
ROLL. Once the dough has doubled in size punch down, and divide in half. Roll dough onto a floured work surface making TWO 12-inch circles. Dough should be about ⅜ inches thick.
SHAPE. 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 baking pan (we use an 11 x16 metal pan and do 3 across and 8 rows down).
RISE. Cover dough with a tea towel and let rise for a few hours, until it doubles in size.
BAKE + ENJOY! Bake at 375°F until light lightly golden brown, which is about 15-20 minutes. Note: Touch rolls to see if they bounce back – if they do not, bake a little longer. Brush with melted butter while warm. ENJOY!
Dinner rolL Tips
Flour. We use all-purpose flour. You can use bread flour, but we don’t always have it on hand, and think the rolls taste perfect with just all-purpose flour.
Yeast. We always use the RapidRise active yeast for this recipe, and for most of our bread recipes.
Kneading. Many yeast bread recipes must be kneaded before shaping. However, this dough doesn’t. Because of how sticky the dough is, kneading in a little flour when rolling and shaping it may be required – so it is easier to work with. However, you won’t knead it like other breads. Adding too much flour, and over kneading this recipe can result in a less fluffy, more dense dough.
Speed up the proof time. The most time consuming part is waiting for the dough to rise. Twice! There are a few tricks you can use to help cut the rise time in half.
- This first trick applies to the first rise. Add HOT water to a bowl that is slightly smaller than the one that the dough is in. Cover the bowl of dough with a clean kitchen towel and place it directly on top of the smaller bowl. The steam and heat coming from the water will warm the bowl of dough causing it to rise faster.
- This second trick can apply to both rises. Preheat your oven to 200°F and turn it OFF. Place the dough in a heatproof bowl, cover it with a warm damp tea towel, and place it in the oven.
Kitchen-Aid mixer. Make this recipe in the Kitchen-Aid or stand mixer, with a dough hook. Be careful not to overmix the dough, because it will make it more tough, and not as soft.
Variations. We like to place the rolled crescents close together on the pan so that they rise, with sides touching. If you want them to rise completely separate, be sure to spread them further apart.
Use a bread machine
Although we haven’t, many readers have. Here is one reader’s experience using the bread machine to make these rolls:
Mine takes all the “wet” ingredients first (I combined the warm milk, oil, sugar, eggs first. Then 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 ½ 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 ½ hrs., then baked for 15 min in my oven. We love them!
what to serve with dinner rolls:
Slather this dinner roll recipe with:
FREEZE unbaked rolls. If you plan to freeze these unbaked, double the amount of yeast used to compensate for any that may die in the freezer. We suggest freezing the rolls right after they are formed. Then, take them out a couple hours early to let them rise to about double the size (which will take several hours since the dough is frozen).
STORE baked dinner rolls. To maximize shelf life of dinner rolls, place in a Ziploc bag, or wrap in foil. Store at room temperature on the counter.
For more rolls, check out:
- Pretzel Rolls
- Cheesy Pizza Rolls
- Potato Rolls
- Crescent Rolls
- Easy Yeast Rolls
- Texas Roadhouse Rolls
- Garlic Knots
Dinner Rolls Recipe
- In a small bowl, mix yeast and sugar with warm water. Let stand until bubbly.
- In a large bowl, mix warm milk, oil, sugar, and salt with a wooden spoon.
- Add 1 cup of flour to the mixture and mix well. Add eggs and mix vigorously until smooth. Add yeast mixture and continue to mix until smooth.
- Add remaining flour to the yeast mixture 1 cup at a time and continue to mix with a wooden spoon until the dough is combined. The dough should be soft and sticky.
- Pour the dough into a large bowl, cover with a tea towel, and let rise until it has doubled in size, about 1 hour.
- Once the dough has doubled in size, punch down and divide it in half. On a floured surface, roll each piece out into a 12-inch circle. The dough circles should be about ⅜ inch thick.
- Brush both dough circles with melted unsalted butter. Cut each circle with a pizza cutter into 12 pieces (like a pizza). Roll each piece from the rounded edge to the point to make a crescent roll.
- Place rolls on a greased baking sheet with the pointed tips down (we use an 11-x-16-inch metal pan and do 3 rows across and 8 rows down).
- Cover rolls with a tea towel and let rise until they have doubled in size, about 1 hour.
- When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 375°F.
- Bake for 16–20 minutes, until lightly browned. (Touch rolls to see if they bounce back—if they do not, bake a little longer). Brush with melted salted butter while warm. Serve warm.
Use a stand mixer. You can mix this dough in a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook; just be careful not to overmix the dough because it will make it tougher and not as soft.
Those rolls are the yummiest! I think that is the same recipe that my mom gave me and I use and it IS heavenly!!
They seriously are SO good!! Too funny it’s the same recipe… we’ve used this one for as long as I can remember. 🙂
So EASy, even for someone making rolls FOr THe first time! And so delicious!
Thank you so much! Yes, they totally are 🙂
Since the Covid out break I have been using this recipe and it never gets old. ALL my family members enjoy with me and they all get excited when I bake it. Thank u lil Luna????
Awe, you are so welcome! Thank you for sharing that!
Oh my goodness these look so good! I am pinning so that I can give them a try!
Can these be made into dinner rolls instead of crescent rolls?
They sure can! Let me know how they turn out. I’d love to hear!
Oh my stars- bread is such a weakness for me. Those look so tasty!
Oh my word, these rolls certainly do look heavenly. And so do all of the side dishes.
Thanks, Sharon!! I promise if you try the rolls you’ll love them – SO SO SO good!! 😀
No kneading? I love no-kneading! Makes them even more heavenly. 😉 I’m the designated holiday roll person, so these will come in handy. Thanks.
No kneading bread recipes are definitely the best. 🙂
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.
Yes, just stir with the spoon like the directions said. No kneading required. 😉
So I guess I need to give this a try! xo
Um, yes. 😉
THE POTATOES LOOKS YUMMY, BUT WHY ARE THEY ‘FUNERAL POTATOES’?
I think it’s because it was a common casserole to bring to funerals. ??
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!!!
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?
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. 🙂
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 🙂
Keep me posted on how they work out! 😀
I used my kitchenaid sTand mixer to make this recipe! They were perfect! I’m making a second batch now because my son ate all the leftovers from thanksgiving and my husband was looking for the leftover rOlls this morning!
That’s the best! I am glad you all liked them! Thank you so much!
Wow! How can you not make these rolls after reading the description and seeing the pictures?
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.
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.
Just checked your pin!! LOVE it. SO glad they turned out. Wishing I had some right about now!!
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.
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???
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.
How did they turn out?
Yes! I’d lOve to know the answer to this, too. Thanks!
I personally haven’t tried. I am not sure if that would change anything. I need to experiment more!
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!
Let me know how they turn out! Wish I had the time to make them for today – they are SO yummy! 😀
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?
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. 🙂
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 🙁 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. 🙂 Enjoy folks, I know I did!
YAY… love that you made them in the mixer and that they were heavenly. They’re definitely our favorite homedmade rolls. 🙂
Did you use your dough hook attachment or the paddle on your Kitchen-Aid mixer?
I always use my dough hook in the kitchen aid!
Thanks for a wonderful recipe. They really are soft and delicious..
I even made some into savoury croissants with chicken and mushroom filling..
They were devoured in minutes!!!
Sounds delicious! Thank you for the idea!
What’s TB yeast? Is that a specific kind of yeast?
I need to know, too. Is it the packets? (Yeast is what im referring to) please let me know! Thanks.
I believe that means Tablespoon of yeast!
1 Tablespoon of Yeast. 🙂
Fresh or dry yeast? Thanks
It’s the active dry yeast 🙂
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
Yes, temp is important. It needs to be warm 🙂 Keep trying, you’ll get it!
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!
Next time I’m with my mom I’ll have to take video – she’s the expert on these rolls. 😉
Once you roll it out into a circle you use a pizza cutter to cut into triangles and then roll the into crescents just like you would if you bought a can of cresent rolls
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?
You do that twice… the directions state you put 24 in a pan (3 across and 8 down). 🙂
I love this recipe! I’ve made it a few times since I found it on Pinterest. Super easy and delicious. Thank you!!!
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. 🙂 Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you have a great week!
Those rolls to look Heavenly! Pinned!
They are the best!! 🙂
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!
Aren’t they the best?! I crave them ALL the time. 🙂
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!
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 😀
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.
So glad they turned out! They’re definitely a family favorite. 😉
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?
3 to 4 cups. 😉
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!
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.
How did they turn out?
What is 1TB of yeast in measurements?
1 tablespoon. 😉
Oh yum! thanks
I already made this rolls several times and the whole family love it. Thank you.
Aren’t they the best!! Glad your family loves them, like we do!
What is TB yeast?
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.
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!
That is so great to know!! Thank you so much for sharing that information! They are very hard to resist!! Let the experimenting begin:)
can i make these with bread machine? My rolls came out hard on bottom how do i correct? Thanks
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.
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?
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!
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. 🙂 Thank you for a fantastic recipe!!
Yay!! Thank you so much for telling me!
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.
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.
Thanks so much for sharing that!! I hope it helps some interested in making this recipe!! I’m so glad they’re a hit 🙂
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.
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
That sounds good too
I haven’t tried! I don’t see why not 🙂 Let me know if you try, I’d love to know! Thank you!
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
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.)
Yay!!! Aren’t they the best?! Thank you so much for sharing and for giving the recipe a try! 🙂
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!
Yay 🙂 Thank you for trying it and I’m so glad it turned out perfectly!
Please help , will this work with almond flower?
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.. 🙁 but what kind of flour did you use? all purpose flour or the bread flour?
Not a stupid question at all! I just used all-purpose flour. Good luck!! Thank you 🙂
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
She’ll love it!! Thanks so much!!
Thanks for sharing the recipe..God Bless…
Oh, thank you and you’re welcome! Hope you enjoy them as much as we do 🙂
Absolutely approved!!!! I just tried the recipe, it’s delicious! Thank you so much for sharing!
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. ..
You are so welcome!! Thank you for trying them and thank your student for me 🙂
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 ????
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 🙂 Good luck!
What kind of yeast?
I always use instant 🙂 Hope that helps and hope you enjoy the rolls 🙂 Thank you!
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
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.
LOL..it is!! You’ll need to try it 🙂 Thanks so much!!
Can i ask if its a plain flour or a self raising? Thanks
It is just regular all-purpose flour. Thanks so much for stopping by!!
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….
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.
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!
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 🙂 Hope you’ll try again!
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.
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?
If The dough did not risE, and you baked them anyway. Yes, they will be hard and dense. I’d say that your yeast was old or not good. I’ve bought yeast at the store before and it was old (Always check the dates, also if the yeast doesn’t get bubbling after you put the sugar and warm water in it, then your yeast is dead) Hope this helps.
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.
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!
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 !
???? Yum !!!
Haha!! Yes, those would be great! Let me know if you try them..Thank you!
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.
I am so glad to hear that!! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂
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?
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?
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.
Keep checking back to the blog, there are lots of yummy recipes to try 🙂 Thanks so much!
Has anyone tried this recipe with gluten free flour?
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? ????
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 ?
I used all purpose flour 🙂 Hope you like these 🙂
Can I use coconut milk instead of regular milk?
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?
Hi! May i know what kind of flour you are using for this heavenly rolls! ☺thanks
I use all purpose 🙂 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?
Yes, there are different kinds. I use the instant, active yeast. Hope that helps and hope you’ll give this recipe a try 🙂 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!
Yay!!! I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing 🙂
Thank you so much !! This recipe is so easy and delicious, I made it for my niece last night and she loves it!
YAY!! They’re definitely a family favorite!
My son is allergic to dairy….has anyone tried substituting the milk and butter? It looks yummy ????
I’m sorry, I haven’t. Hopefully, someone else has & will share 🙂
What does 1 TB yeast means? What type of yeast to use and flour?
1 TB is 1 tablespoon 🙂 I used regular all purpose flour and active dry yeast. Hope that helps you!
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.
Thank you for sharing that! I will have to try! Let me know what you think of these rolls 🙂 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 ?
It really is so good! I just used all purpose flour 🙂 Hope she’ll like them!
sorry again thanks for the quick reply but are the cup sizes US and will they freeze
Yes & yes 🙂
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?
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!
Do you use self rising flour or plain
Just plain all-purpose flour 🙂 Hope you like them!!! They are seriously the best!
How much is 3-4 cups of flour?
For sure I will make these. I’ve been cooking for many years and this looks heavenly. Thank you.
You are so welcome! You will love them! Thank you!
I love these rolls
We love them, too! I’m glad you do! Thank you for letting me know!
Do you use active or instant yeast?
It’s the active yeast 🙂 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?
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
It shouldn’t 🙂 Hope you like them!
Are you using regular yeast or rapid rise yeast? These look wonderful! Can’t wait to try them!
I used rapid rise 🙂 These are seriously the best rolls ever! Let me know what you think 🙂
Thanks so much!!
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.
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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
I am happy you learned too! Thank you so much for letting me know!
All breads and other recipes looks yummy. I wish i could bake them perfectly!
You can do it! Thanks so much!
Can we freeze these? If so, how? Before baking or after?
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
We like to do it by hand around here, but you can do it however you like 🙂 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?
Yes 🙂 ENJOY!
These look amazing! How long do you actually let them rise?
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
What kind of rolls? I’ve only stuck to these kind, with this recipe, so possibly 🙂
How many hours before mealtime do you start these rolls so they are ready for dinner? Thx.
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.
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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 got 60 rolls out of one batch!
Oh, that was making them round though instead of crescent shaped. Easier that way!
Round is just fine 🙂 Thank you for sharing!!
It could make up to 4 dozen, depending on how big you roll them. I hope you like them, as much as our family does!
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?
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 🙂
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!
SO, glad you liked them! They are the best! Glad the bread flour worked out! Thank you for sharing!
Can the dough be refrigerated overnight and baked in the morning?
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!
Homemade rolls are great, love them all.
Couldn’t agree more! Thanks for stopping by!
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.
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?
Yes 🙂 Though, they are the best fresh, but they’ll still be good!
If I don’t have tea towels can I cover with plastic wrap?
You could use a kitchen towel. I know my mom hasn’t had luck with the plastic wrap. Hope that helps 🙂
These look so fluffy and moist. yum!
They are seriously the best! Hope you’ll try them soon! I’d love to know what you think!
Can the recipe for your mom’s famous dinner rolls be successfully doubled?
Of course 🙂 Thanks so much!!
These were a big hit this Thanksgiving. They will now be on our menu every year. Simple to make & delicious!
I’m so glad you thought so!! We have them with a lot! Thank you for sharing!
OnE year later & these are Once again on our Thanksgving menu. In fact, they are at every family get together. Over the last year We’ve had them at Easter, father’s day, mother’s day…..you get where i’m goIng. They are easy & Delicious. They have become a family tradition!!
Yay! I love hearing that! I agree…they can be for any occasion! Thank you so much!
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.
I’m glad you tried them 🙂 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?
Just warm, not too hot & as soon as it bubbles, it’s ready 🙂
I just made the heavenly rolls and your recipe is awesome. Thank you very much
YAY!! Glad you liked them! They are our favorite! Thank you!
If I wanted to freeze heavenly dough recipe would I freeze it after rolls are formed but before they rise?
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!
It was very easy theyTaste delicious and buttery.
I’m happy to hear that! Thank you so much for giving it a try!
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!!
I love hearing that!! Thank you so much for letting me know!
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?
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.
Definitely the best rolls I’ve been on a search for roll recipes!
Yay!! We think so, too! Thanks so much!
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?
I haven’t tried with these, but that would be great! ENJOY!
Thank you!! They really are!
These rolls look amazing…..they don’t seem to be too difficult to make???? I am going to make them soon! Thanks for the recipe ❤️
They are not difficult at all 🙂 You are so welcome! Hope you like them!
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
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.
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 🙂
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..
Awe, thank you so much! So glad they turned out 🙂
You are a wonderful cooker and the best photographer… congratulations!!!
Thanks so much!! You are so nice!
What kind of flour do you use for Heavenly rolls? I have bread flour,self rising, and all purpose.
I use all purpose flour 🙂 These are so good! Let me know what you think 🙂
I have been baking for over 40 years and these by far are the best rolls ever ! Thank you for the recipe 😉
Woohoo!! You made my day! Thank you so much for letting me know 🙂
what type of flour are you using, All purpose or Self rising?
I used all purpose 🙂 Hope you like them as much as we do!
hey girl- these rolls look amazing!
Thanks so much Shawnna!!
Can you give me the measurements for half half the amount please.
You just need to divide everything by 2 to give you half the amounts 🙂
These rolls look absolutely fabulous! So fluffy and super delicious! Definitely a must try recipe!
They are!! Won’t use any other recipe! Let me know what you think!
Wow! These rolls turned out perfect!
Thank you!! They are our favorite!!
What type of flour do you use?
Just regular all purpose flour 🙂
It also calls for a wooden spoon and I just threw my last one out is that really significant for this recipe
Not at all, it’s just more sturdy 🙂 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 “couple of hours” in the bowl then Cut them and let them rise again for a “couple 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?
I just use regular all-purpose flour 🙂
Are these dinner rolls made with all purpose flour, bread flour or what kind, also do you use regular yeast or rapid rise?
I used regular all-purpose flour & the regular yeast 🙂 Enjoy!!
Thank you, Kristyn! Looking forward to try more recipes and ideas.
Thank you so much!! I look forward to hearing about the ones you try 🙂
Thanks so much!!
Can these rolls be mixed in Bread machine?
I am sure they could 🙂 I personally haven’t tried, though it should be fine 🙂
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!
Thank you so much! I am so glad you like it 🙂 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!
I have never tried?! One way to find out 😉
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.
You can sign up for my e book 🙂 On the home page, scroll to the bottom where it says “stay up to date,” enter your info & you’ll get new ideas 🙂 Hope they help! Thank you!
Thank you so much!
Ur the best, I love ur recipe thank u so much.
Awe, thank you so much!! I am glad you like this recipe!
is the flour just regular flour not self rising?
Do you have to let rise 2 hrs ?
I haven’t tried less, but if they look ready before that, they should be ok. Rising all depends on where you live, climate, humidity, those kinds of things, so it might not take you 2 hours.
Thank you for your fantastic recipes! One question regarding these rolls: no need to knead at all?
You are so welcome! Glad to share 🙂
You list of ingredients is missing things. Like the correct amount of SUGAR..24 1/2 sugar????
Butter how much and for what?
You say to use WARM milk but where does it say to WARM it? Is the milk to be scalded? Then let to cool down?
Bake at what temp and for how long?
Really need your help. Oh caps are on your site not because I chose to use them.
The recipe card says 1/2 teaspoon of sugar & 1/2 cup sugar for two different steps. And, you could melt 1/4 cup of butter. It’s just for brushing on top of the rolls, so you may not need that much or you may need a little more, just depending on how much butter you want. You can warm the milk before you start. It doesn’t need to be scolding, just warm. The temp on the card says 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Hope that helps!
Could I use rapid yeast in the pocket? If so,how many pocket? The pocket say, 2 1/4 teaspoon. Because I would like to try it.
All you need is 1 Tablespoon, so, you’ll have to use 2, but measure 3/4 teaspoons out of the second one. Hope that helps 🙂
Mus try looking delicious
Thank you!! I hope you will 🙂
These are the most de rolls ’ve ever made. I had extra dough so i made apple turno & even a pizza Crust they were all delicious. I can’t wait to make them again.
Perfect use of the leftovers! Thank you so much!
Perfect use of the leftover dough! Thank you so much!
You don’t need to knead these rolls at all?
No kneading, there is mixing & punching down the dough, but no kneading. They are seriously the best!! Hope you try them!
My whole family loved it! Super yummy and easy to make. My very first time making dinner rolls ever so not sure what to expect but it turns out really good so thank you for sharing your recipe!
Yay!! I am so glad you tried them!! Now, you’ll be making them all the time 🙂 Thanks so much!
Same recipe as my mom’s….only add two more eggs (4). Our boys would snarff them down like they were starving. And, they still do, they are age 50 and 53. I use the same recipe for bread that I make French Toast from. Our B&B guests rave over them. http://www.yountsvilleMill.com
LOL…love that!! I am glad your guests love them!!
Can’t wait to try rolls
I can’t wait to hear what you think 🙂 Hope you like them!!
Now, this is something i could avoid to share with anybody 🙂 thank you for that inviting rock and rollers 🙂
Haha!! I agree!!
Is it just all purpose flour? For the 1 cup flour? It didn’t specify
Yes, all-purpose 🙂 Hope you like them!
I made these rolls for my family this past saturday and they were a total hit. I only made 1/2 of tHe recipe because there were only three adults eating. Well the three of us ate 10 rolls, they were so good right out of tHe oven. My son likes his with a little more butter and he ate so many that he didn’t have much room left for the main course. This was my first time making them and i will be making A doUble batch for ThanksGiving. These will definately be my go to rolls from here on out. TRy them, you won’t be abLe to at just one.
Oh, I love to hear that!! It’s easy to eat a lot of them! I am so glad they liked them!! Way to go!
Did you change your heavenly rolls recipe? The one i use to follow i thought have fewer ingredientS and my family loved them!
Not this one 🙂 I have so many roll recipes, though.
Will this work with gluten free flour? Thanks
It should 🙂
These rolls are ABSOLUTELY the best ever! Has anyone else ever made them into other shaped rolls?
I have not, but that would be a great idea!
Best rolls I have ever made! Seeing the video made a big difference.
I love hearing that. I am so happy that you think that! Thank you for sharing that!
Since my vacation, years ago, at youR great country i lòve dinner rolls!
Once and while i make dinner rolls.
Yours look very jummie and today i give it a trY.
Thanks for your recipy. I’ll let you know.
Greatings frOm the netherlands
Thank you so much!! I hope you like them 🙂
I made THe rolls last yearANd they Were delicious, making them for Thanksgiving dinner. Thanks for the Recipe!!!
I agree!! They are a family favorite! I am glad you think so, too! Thank you!
TrYing out your delicious looking bread recipe for thanksgiving.
I found this recipe last year for Thanksgiving and I have made them at least 10 times since. Once again Thanksgiving is here and these rolls are “requested and required” thank you for a delicious recipe.
That’s exactly how it is over here 🙂 I am so glad you like them!! Happy Thanksgiving!
Above the recipe, it says the total rise time is two hours. In the recipe, though, it says the should rise “for a few hours” in the bowl and again “for a few hours” after SHAPING the rolls.
Is the total rise time 4 hours, or is the recipe wrong?
These Rolls are delicious!!
We love these for holiday dinners! I bet it fills the kitchen with the most amazing smell too!
Oh, it smells heavenly!! Thank you!
These look amazing!
Well, thank you!! They taste amazing too 😉
please let me know for how many days/weeks can i preserve these rolls?
I only like to keep them for no longer than the week, if I were to keep them in a storage bag. I haven’t tried freezing them, but you probably could.
Can notwait to try these! Thank you so much
I’d love to know what you think! Thank you 🙂
I have not made them as of yet but was wondering if the rolls are sweet
Maybe just a little, but they are more savory 🙂
Best rolls ever!! A new family favorite. No more serching for a worthy roll recipe.
Yay!! I love to hear that! I am so glad you think that! Thank you!
Just like the name says, these rolls are heavenly! Soft, buttery and delicious!
perfect every time!
Nothing better than homemade rolls!!! Thanks for sharing!
I agree!! Homemade rolls are the best! Thank you!
MY KIDS WILL GO CRAZY FOR THESE! I AM DEFINITELY MAKING THESE FOR CHRISTMAS, THANK YOU!
You are so welcome! I hope they do!
These look so fluffy and perfect! Great with every meal!
I agree! Thank you so much!
So buttery and DELICIOUS!
Love your site. For some reason I stopped getting your emails, but I signed up again. Yay! Merry Christmas!
Awe, thank you so much!! I am glad you subscribed 🙂
Can you send me a sample
Top marks!!! I make them couple times a year on special occasions and they are loved!!!
I am glad they are!! We love them too! Thank you!
How much butter do u use?
You only need like 1/4 cup 😉
These rolls were delicious. I made them in my kitchenaid and they came out great. Light and Fluffy and buttery. Next time i will try to stir the INGREDIENTs together and see how they get.
Great! I am glad you liked them 🙂 Thank you for letting me know!
Amazing recipe! I only let it RIse for one hour the first time and 30 minutes the second time… Came out fluffy and absolutely delicious!
So happy to hear that!! Thank you so much!!
Delicious and perfect for many occasions!!
So glad you think so!! Thank you 🙂
These rolls look wonderful i am looking forward to yrying them
Thank you so much!! I hope you do & like them 🙂
why was the dough so runny 1 and3/4 c flour that is all
You add one cup in one step, then you will be adding 3-4 cups more, not 3/4 🙂
This is so nice i want more of this can learn easy and fast
Thank you 🙂
So delicious, also very easy to make. Thanks
Thank you so much for sharing that! I am glad you liked them!
You please send me the recipe for the mouth watering rolls
I made these FOR Christmas FOR the family. Absolutely delicious. Really easy to make. A few weeks later, i made them using olive oil and butter with fresh garlic for an italian pasta dish. OMG. So good. Love THIS WEB site. Thank you for the recipes. You MAKE me look good.
LOl..you are so nice! Thank you so much for sharing that!! Glad I could make you look good 😉
I’m a vegetarian,how can I substitute egg in the dinner roll recipe.
I haven’t ever substituted them. What would you normally use? I would suggest googling, because there may be all kinds of options.
Really looking forward to receiving this recipe for the Heavenly Rolls.
I sure hope you like them 🙂 https://lilluna.com/heavenly-rolls-recipe-2/
My dough (I used 4+ additional cups) was so sticky it was very difficult to work with. Should I add more floUr?
Yes, you may need a little more flour. Sorry, to get back to you so late. Did they turn out?
Sounds delicious. I know i make pretty good homemade bread and this doesnt sound anY harder to make and believe me im no baker
Thank you! I hope you give them a try 🙂 They really are so good & easy!
Hello You have flour and all purpise flour i. The dinner roll recipe is the first cup of Flour regular self Resizen or all purpose too !
I just MADe this and THey are amazingly DELICIOUS.I ate 3 of them AWAY.thank you for SHARING them.
You are so welcome!Thank you for trying them 🙂
Luv the dinner ROLL
Ques why do younot knead the dough before first rise? I was al told youhad to knead it first
Not with this recipe. No need 😉
can i make these with bread machine?
I personally haven’t, but you sure could 🙂
This is the 2nd time MAKING these rolls. Absolutely delicious. My family loves them.
THe RECIPE is super easy to FOLLOW and the ingredients are so easy to find. If you are looking for ROLLS that are “heavenly” delicious, you have GOT to use this recipe.
Awe, thank you so much for saying that!! So, glad you love them as much as we do!
I made these for easter And they turned out pretty good. Next time i will bake them at 350 instead because i goT them out after 13 min and they were buRnt on one end of the pan and all of them were darker on the bottom than i PREFERRED. I baked a few extras in a smaller pan on 350 and they were perfect. I will definitely make these again.
Thank you for trying them 🙂 I am glad you liked them. Since, all ovens are different the baking times will vary, so hopefully, you found a good time for them to bake.
Lovely heavenly rolls
they look good im going to try them
I hope you will 🙂 They are so good!
These look simply delicious, I really want to try making them
They are our favorite! I hope you will 🙂
Turned out perfect followed the recipe exactly as Posted. Huge Hit with my family. Easy recipe to follow for beginners.
Yay!! Happy to hear! Thank you so much!
Thank you so much for saying that!
I tried this out yesterday and yes they were HEAVENLy. The best rolls i have ever baked. Super soft. I m definitely going to make this over and over again. Thanks so much for such a fantastic recipe.
You are so welcome!! I am glad to share 🙂 Thank you for letting me know!
I know you’ve had about a million questions about the yeast, I have read all info and RESPONSES and in one area you say, rapid rise yeast and another you say dry active yeast. Looking at these at the store they are two different yeasts. One called rapid rise says you do not need to dissolve and just add to the dry ingredients. The dry active says you do dissolve. Question 2, as sold in packets, both say they are 2.25 teaspoons per packet to be dissolved in 1/4 cup water. Your recipe calls for 1 TB so I should not buy a packet I assume.? Sorry for repeated questions, just wanting to get it right, doing a trial run today since I’m in charge of tgiving rolls!
This recipe is using the dry active yeast, which I like to use & I buy it in bigger containers, not the packets, since I use it a lot. Hope that helps! Good luck!
I coulD not get the forst step of yeast mixture to ever get bubbly as shown after two attempts. I tried it with Fleischmann’s RapidRIse instant Fadt acting yeast packs. Am i using the wrong kind of Rapidrise yeEast? Or am i suppose to do something else to the yeadt to get it “bubbly?”
Did you use warm water?
Love these roLls! This recipe will replace the recipe i have been using for the last 30 years!
Wow! That’s a nice compliment! Thank you so much!!
I have made these rolls for a couple of years now, and i cannot find a better recipe! i always have success with the dough coming together and rising well, for some of the best tasting rolls i have had. thank you for sharing such a wonderful recipe, i will continue to make these for a long time (and reviews from family and friends on these rolls are raving!).
also, i am not sure if this will be helpful for others – i actually bought a jar of the red star active dry yeast (not the rapid rise), and measured a tbs of that to mix with the sugar and warm water. the yeast mixture bubbled up perfectly for me.
I am so glad you like this recipe! They are our go-to!! Thank you!
Just about to try the recipe how long should I keep the dough for rising at each stage?
They rise for 2-3 hours each time. Just keep checking them..they need to be doubled in size. Hope that helps! Enjoy!!
Delicious and easy!
Made these for the first Time on Thanksgiving and they turned out perfect!!! They were the star of the meal!
Glad they were the star! They are always the star at ours, too! Thank you!
Yeast and I have a bad relationship until now. Your pictures and step by step was like walking me through it holding my hand. They turned out yummy and BEAUTIFULlY. I even froze them and nobody noticed. THEY were DEFINITELY a Thanksgiving win.
Awe, I am so glad it helped!! Thank you so much for letting me know that & I am so glad they turned out!
These look fantasTic! Can’t wait to try them ?
Thank you & they are fantastic!
These are my family’s favorite!!! We make them for every holiday! We also like to make them for chicken salad. They are so soft & buttery!
Hands down the best rolls ever!!!! Soft and full of butter they just kind of melt in your mouth. Not complicated and know kneading invoLved. Win win!
These really are heavenly. I just have to be Patient and Let them rise enough for them to be Fluffy.
These are the bEST rolls! Everyone always goes crazy over them whenever we make them!
I THOUGHT MY RECIPE FOR HOMEMADE DINNER ROLLS WAS EASY BUT YOURS LOOKS EVEN EASIER! SO LIGHT AND FLUFFY TOO!
I have made these 3 times and They have come out super Soft eVery time. I wanted To check If you have a similar whole wheat recipe
Yay! I am so glad you like them. The only recipe I have for whole wheat bread is…https://lilluna.com/honey-whole-wheat-irish-soda-bread-2/. I haven’t tried them as rolls, but as a loaf, it’s so good!
I have made these rolls several times now making the dough in a bread maker. They have turned out great everytime! Such a good taste. My family loves them.
Thank you for sharing that! I am glad your family loves them, as much as we do!
This looks so great! I really like having rolls for any occasion.
I am super new At trying to make homeMade breads – After seVeral serIous failures i finally have a success! The size of each roll was Not Perfect But they work! thank you for the ease of this recipe – it gave me the push i needed to continue.
I am so glad you got the push you needed 🙂 Thank you so much for trying them & I am glad they turned out!
I’ve made thIs recipe twice now, and it’s so good. Easy enough for a beginner bread maker, but super tasty.
1st bread recipe I have succeeded at making
So soft and fluffy
Oh, yay!! I love to hear that! Thank you so much for giving it a try & for letting me know!
Love this recipe! Have made them many Times and im nEver disApPointed With the outcome. Would this same recipe be good for making a loaf of bread?
Yay!! Glad you do! I personally haven’t tried, so I can’t say for sure, but I would think so.
I made the Naan bread with my GRANDDAUGHTERs and it came out just delicious.
Thank you ??
Hoe fun! Glad you all liked it! Thank you for letting me know 🙂
Glad you think so 🙂 Thank you!
this tastes and smells great, I just made it. thank you!
Thank you for trying it 🙂 Glad you liked it!
5stars for this. Made them for olenty if times and made sime twist of the reCipe.I added creamcheese
That would be good! Thanks for the rating!
It’s my first day on your website. I can’t seem to save any of your recipes to Pinterest or your save-to recipe box. Could you please let me know what the problem is? My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. My name is Donna Warner Thank you for your time.
Hmm..you should be able to. I could be on your end. Do you have the Pinterest toolbar, so that you can PIN things? I hope you get it figured out. You might need to check your settings.
Love this recipe. Made it 8 times already. Thanks very much for sharing.
You are so welcome!! That made my day! Thank you!
Love this bread Recipe oF yours. I have been Making 8 rounds for my breakfast and love the taste and fluffiness. My friends says its Very good! Thanks for sharing !
Glad to share! Tell your friend thank you & to you too!
Thanks for this delicious recipe! I’ve made it a couple of times now. These rolls are amazing as-is, but today I decided to make half of them into a dessert, and oh my!! After I rolled out the second half of the batch, I spread it with butter, cinnamon, brown sugar, and chopped pecans. Then I rolled and baked them as directed. After they cooled, I drizzled the top with a simple powdered sugar glaze. Wow, they were so good!! I will definitely make them again!
Mmm..that sounds yum!! I will have to try 🙂 Thanks so much!
I made these for the first time today and they turned out awesome! My husband told me they were awful and not to eat them and he would take care of them all he liked them that much! I have been trying different biscuits recipes for the past 6 months and have gotten pretty good with making them and am now on to dinner rolls for the holidays. The rolls turned out just like your picture but not as uniformed in size. They have a great taste and are light and fluffy.
Yay!! That makes me so happy! Thank you so much for letting me know that!
These are amazing! Ive made them several times. How can they be made a day ahead? Would i put the dough in the fridge in a ball after step 4, but after the first rise? Or after they are formed before the second rise?
I personally haven’t made them, the day before. I have made them days ahead & this is what I do. We suggest freezing the rolls right after they are formed. Then, take them out a couple hours early to let them rise to about double the size (which will take longer obviously since the dough is frozen).
Giving it ago tonite. I’ll let ya know
Hope you liked them 🙂
I’m starting to make these and realize I bought instant yeast packets. Since the yeast doesn’t need prodded with water and sugar, should those ingredients be added anyway? Also, the packets have less than 1T yeast. Should I measure it to 1T?
They are amazing!, I’m making them for Thanksgiving
Thank you!! Hope they are a hit!
Wow. Didn’t expect my fantastic rolls w/o kneading. It was soo fluffy n Ono ( Hawaii language (tasted good)
Very grateful for sharing this fantastic recipe
Aloha from Hawaii
You are so welcome! Aloha!! Happy your family liked them! Thank you!
This recipe is super easy and the rolls came out fantastic. Thank you for such a wonderful recipe
You are so welcome!! I am so happy to hear that!! Thank you for letting me know!
I loved this recipe! My family loved it! My neighbors loved it!
I added my touch. I filled some with white cheese and thyme, some with cream cheese and then brushed the surface with sugar syrup while still warm, and filled some with zaa’tar mix and olive oil.
Thank you for a great recipe!
That all sounds great! Thank you for sharing what you did!!
LOVE these rolls! They were so easy, light and delicious! I made them for Thanksgiving and followed the directions for freezing them since I made them ahead. I took them out of the freezer the night before and left them in the fridge overnight. The thawing/rising went well the next day. My problem was that I froze them on a pan with wax paper and read you shouldn’t bake with wax paper. So I moved them after they’d done the rise and they became distorted. MY fault, but I will definitely make these again…SOON! Thank you for the wonderful recipe!
I am glad to share! I am happy you tried them & liked them! Thank you for letting me know!
These were eaten so quickly in my family and pretty easy to make.
I love these rolls. They are easy to make and always a crowd pleaser. I always asked to bring these rolls to family gatherings!!
Looks good my daughter is looking for a good roll or biscuit recipe.
These are so good and are definitely worth it to take the time to make homemade rolls!! Easy and beautiful to look at 😄
These are the best! Definitely a crowd pleaser! They are cobbled up fast!
These are my new go to rolls! We love them so much and really simple recipe to follow!
These are the absolute BEST rolls EVER!!! I make them all the time and my family just devours them! A few more steps than “regular rolls” but SO worth it. They just melt in your mouth!
My new go to roll recipe, so good!!
The best! Love homemade rolls.
Oh my goodness!!! These are the best rolls I’ve ever made/eaten! I’ve made many dinner roll recipes but after I tried and made these they are the only roll I make! I can’t wait to have them in Christmas!!!
These are delicious and so much easier to make than I thought!
My family LOVES these rolls. I used this recipe a year ago to make homemade rolls for the first time ever. They were a huge success! I’ve been using this recipe ever since.
These are the best rolls I’ve ever ate. My family asked for them all the time, as well as my friends. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. It is simple to make and the results are fantastic. If anyone is looking for a dinner roll recipe this is the one. Thanks again
You are so welcome! Thank you for recommending the recipe! I am so happy you like them!
Just love these rolls! Easy go to for me the last few years!
Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter wouldn’t be the same without these! I love them!
Made these for Thanksgiving and then again a few days later because my kids devoured them. Super yummy and easy to make.
Made these rolls for thanksgiving and it was a hit! Easy to make and you can’t mess up. Making them for Christmas too!
Loved this recipe! I’m not a bread-guru so my first round of making this was “ok” but once I was a little more patient and took my time, HOLY MOLY. It really is the best!
These rolls are so good! They are easy to make and delicious, and you can say you made homemade rolls!!
I’m not a “bread maker”, but I’ve made these rolls twice this year. Both times they turned out great! I liked the step by step video- it gave me the confidence to try a new recipe.
Homemade Bread and I have trouble getting along sometimes! This recipe was so easy to follow and the video that came with it helped a lot since I’m a visual person! Rolls come out great everytime!
My go-to roll recipe, we all love it so much! I usually 1.5x it and still fit it all on a cookie sheet 🙂
Our family loves these rolls. So easy for someone with little to no bread making experience.
This looks delicious. Can it be made in a bread oven?
I have not tried, but I don’t see why not 🙂 Enjoy!!
These are by far the best rolls I have ever made!
Awe, I love hearing that! Thank you so much!
Best recipe ever!! I share with all the peopleni met ! Perfect! I’ve been using it for a couple of years!! May God bless you!
Awe, thank you!! I appreciate you sharing the recipe!
I am 64 years old. I could never get making yeast products right. Well this recipe changed all of thst. I cook very well. Baking not my forte
I just love this recipe. Gonna try the cinnamon buns next. I always buy dough for these things. Thank you. It came out buttery soft and melt in mouth.
That is so good to hear they turned out so well. I’m so glad you love this recipe! Thanks so much for sharing. I really appreciate it!
I did it. Thanks Lil luna. Awesome.
You’re welcome!! Way to go!
How early can these be made in advance of Thanksgiving if freezing?
You could make them anytime before Thanksgiving at this point! And you can freeze before baking or you after you bake. If before, we suggest freezing the rolls right after they are formed. Then, take them out a couple hours early to let them rise to about double the size (which will take longer obviously since the dough is frozen). If freezing after baking, let them cool and then store in a freezer bag. Set them out on the counter for a few hours to defrost before eating. You can also warm them in the oven once they have thawed as well.
Thank you!! So glad you love the recipe!
These are amazing! I’ve been making them for a few years now and now my kids ask for them all the time!
Oh yay!! I’m so happy to hear that. Glad that they are a hit with your kiddos too!
I made these today for Thanksgiving 2021 and they were some of the best I’ve ever made. It’s an easy recipe and I like easy. Yhe whoke family approved These we be my go to rolls from now on.
Hooray!! So glad they were easy and delicious and your family enjoyed! Thanks for sharing.
These were so yummy and easy to make!
I love this recipe! So easy and delicious. They were a hit with my fam.
Yay!! So so happy to hear that!
Just made these for thanksgiving and they were so easy and tasted delicious!! It felt like a big accomplishment since I’m not the most savy baker! Thanks for a great recipe!
You’re welcome!! Way to make homemade rolls too! So glad you were able to use the recipe. 🙂
Best roll recipe hands down! Was perfect for our Thanksgiving crowd.
These rolls are there holy grail of rolls. Easy to make, always work, and always taste AMAZING!!
Easy and tasty!
These rolls were to die for! I won’t use another recipe from now on!
I make these several times a year but especially on holidays! Always a hit!
This is my go to recipe now. I usually freeze half and they always turn out great.
These rolls are delicious and great for any meal. So easy to make with my daughter
These were so easy to make. Also so delicious!
I don’t know if I’ve ever left a rating before on these, but I had to do another this year! I have been making these for years and they always come out perfect. Thanks krystin!
These are so light and fluffy and yummy. A must have for any family gathering
Seriously the best dinner rolls! My go to for holiday meals
These were so good and super easy to make!
These are easy to make and taste amazing!!!
These are our family favorite! So easy and taste amazing. They freeze really well so we always make a double batch.
Rolls are my favorite! Thank you for sharing an amazing recipe.😁
We absolutely love these. They are my go to. But tonight it tried something different. I rolled them out in a rectangle. Added melted butter, garlic, parsley, & mozzarella cheese. Rolled them up like cinnamon rolls. And baked. Them just watch the time. Served with spaghetti. So delicious☺️
These are so good! I love how easy they are!
Best rolls ever! This is by far my favorite roll recipe. It’s easy and delicious.
I used to be terrified of making bread, especially rolls! Not anymore! This recipe is so easy to follow and my rolls turn out perfect every time! We love eating these rolls! 😋
can you make the day before and then bake the next day?
Yes you can. Depending on what time of day you are making them, you may want to freeze them right after shaping. Otherwise, definitely keep them in the fridge overnight so they don’t over proof. If I were making them in the morning or even early afternoon and then baking the next evening, I’d follow the instructions through forming the rolls into the crescent shape. Then I’d pop them in the freezer. Then the next day, take them out a couple hours early to let them rise to about double the size (which will take longer obviously since the dough is frozen).
Can you cut these out with a biscuit cutter? If so how thick would you roll the dough. I love these
You could certainly give it a try. I’d probably roll it out about 1 inch thick (depends on the size of your biscuit cutter). If it is about 2 inches, you could cut them out and roll them into balls. Cover with a towel and let them rise until about double in size. We have another great roll recipe that shapes the rolls this way, rather than the crescent shape. https://lilluna.com/dinner-rolls-recipe/
Tried this recipe for the first time this year and it was so so so yummy! Everyone loved it, even the hubs as he doesn’t like rolls lol!!
Hands down the best and easiest rolls!
I make these rolls atleast once a week. It’s a definite family favorite!!!
These are our families favorite and I make them each week! So easy and yummy!
These rolls are so good and the recipe is easy! I used this recipe for my first time making homemade rolls and didn’t mess it up!!
Hooray!! Way to go! So glad you loved the rolls.
I love dinner rolls now I can make them myself
So easy to make and so good!
Definitely, I’m going to try this soon,some recope I’ve already tested and it’s fantastic especially dinner roll.Thank you for sharing this .
Have you ever used this recipe to make cinnamon rolls?
I haven’t! We have two really yummy and easy cinnamon roll recipes that I typically always default to when making cinnamon rolls. One takes longer and the others can be made in about an hour!! https://lilluna.com/cinnamon-rolls/ https://lilluna.com/one-hour-cinnamon-rolls/
They were squishy and fluffy and were GREAT! Exactly what we needed to get going….with dinner.
I’m so glad you like them! Homemade rolls are the BEST! Thanks so much for trying the recipe! 🙂
I absolutely love this recipe! I add a little extra salt but It has become my new favorite roll recipe!
Hooray! So glad you love the recipe. Nothing like homemade rolls. 😉