Butter Crescent Rolls

Hey friends! How was your Thanksgiving (if you were celebrating)? Ours was fantastic.
I went for a long run (about 6-ish miles) in the mountains, ate french toast, baked rolls (hence the recipe), ate Thanksgiving dinner, went for a walk with the fam, and played with nieces and nephews. Perfection.
For me T-day means having freshly baked rolls, and this recipe has never failed me (except when I failed IT by not remembering to put the eggs in. FAIL.) All my sisters, my mom, and a bunch of friends from church use this recipe over and over again and everyone raves about these. The recipe is not hard, really, but it does take some time.

why hello yummy rolls

Here is the recipe in case you’re gearing up to bake some rolls for this holiday season!
Butter Crescent Rolls
  • 2 pkg. dry yeast
  • 2 cups lukewarm water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter, melted & cooled
  • 6 beaten eggs
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • 9 cups flour
  1. Mix the yeast with 2 tablespoon of sugar and 2 cups lukewarm water.  Add the melted butter (make sure it is cooled or it will kill the yeast).
  2. Next, add the sugar and beaten eggs.  Mix well with hand mixer or stand mixer.
  3. Add 4 cups of flour and salt and mix again with mixer.
  4. Add 4 ½ cups flour and mix with a wooden spoon until it is completely mixed together. (The remaining half cup of flour is used when you roll out the dough.)
  5. If dough is too sticky, knead in a little more flour.  Dough should form a huge ball at this point.
  6. Now, just cover it over with a lid or plastic wrap and let it rise until it is double in bulk.  This should take about two hours, depending on the temperature of your house.
  7. After it rises you can either roll it out or punch it down (don’t knead) and place it, covered, in the refrigerator.  (This dough will be good up to 4 days in the fridge.)

ready for baking (after rising for 2 hours rolled up)

Rolling the dough:
Divide the dough into fourths, rolling each fourth into a circle, leaving the dough ¼ to 1/3 inch thick.  Brush circle with melted butter and cut like a pie into 12 pieces.  Roll each slice up, starting with wide end to point.  Place on a greased cookie sheet with point facing down on the pan.  Cover with a towel and let rise.  Makes 4 dozen dinner rolls.

roll up to begin

Bake at 400 degrees for 10 mintes.  Brush the tops of the crescent rolls with melted butter as soon as they come out of the oven.

Eat these rolls with jam, honey, or stuffed with turkey. Or all of the above :)

my plate + bowl of fruit, more roll and jam, corn, sweet potatoes

Have a lovely Friday!
Do YOU have a trusted recipe of sorts?? Any Black Friday shopping today?? <—-NO way for me. I am all about the Internet for my shopping. I refuse to join the hoards of people at unearthly hours of the a.m. HAh.
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  1. caroline says:

    sounds like a perfect thanksgiving!! I was busy saving lives and eating hospital thanksgiving food. No black friday shopping for me. I am driving to see family! =)

  2. No black Friday for me! Our trusted recipes at my house (and usually for Christmas since we don’t host thanksgiving) are for an artichoke dip appetizer and “greens rice” which is basically a rice and broccoli casserole.

  3. Beautiful! I really need to try my hand at these. Think it would work with WW flour?

    • I did ’em once with half white and half WW and they turned out just fine, but they don’t taste AS fluffy (duh!) but still worked, and still good!


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