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Mom’s Crescent Rolls

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These rolls have been a staple at our family’s Thanksgiving table for years. They are light and delicious.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons Dry Active Yeast
  • ½ cups Warm Water
  • ½ cups Butter
  • 1 cup Milk
  • ½ cups Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 whole Beaten Eggs
  • 4-½ cups Flour, Up To 1 Cup More If Necessary

Preparation

1. Dissolve yeast into 1/2 cup warm water (110-115 degrees). Set aside and allow yeast to activate.

2. Heat butter and milk until butter is melted. Allow to cool.

3. Add sugar, salt, eggs, and yeast mixture to the milk mixture.

4. In a stand mixer, combine 4 1/2 cups of flour and the milk mixture. Mix until smooth and mixture begins to pull away from the sides of the bowl. If mixture is to sticky, slowly add up to 1 cup of flour while the mixer is running. The dough should be slightly sticky, but workable. Remember, a soft dough makes a light roll.

5. Cover the mixer bowl, and allow to rise until double, approximately an hour.

6. Divide dough into 2 equal pieces and form into balls.

7. Turn first ball onto a large floured board or clean counter. Using a rolling pin, dusted with flour, roll out ball into a 16″ to 17″ disk.

8. Using the back of a spoon, spread very soft butter all over the dough disk.

9. Cut like a pizza into 16 pieces. (I like to cut it into quarters, and the quarters into half, and then half again. This keeps the size of the rolls even.)

10. Each piece of dough now looks like a long triangle. Taking hold of each end of the bottom of the triangle, stretch the dough gently and roll up to the point.

11. Place each roll onto a cookie sheet, curving it into a crescent shape. Make sure to tuck the end under the bottom of the roll (otherwise it will pop up and burn). Makes 32 rolls, and I use 3 cookie sheets.

12. Allow to rise for about an hour.

13. Bake in a 400-degree oven for 10 minutes.

14. Brush the tops of the hot rolls with butter.

Serve.

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texasanne on 5.2.2011

These are great, they work fine in Apple Dumplings too

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ecmaughan on 8.29.2010

These Rolls are so delcious! Every time I take them to someone they ask for the recipe! I LOVE Them they turn perfect EVERTIME!

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dsimpkins on 3.10.2010

I made these, and thought that they were absolutely wonderful! I will definitely be making these again!

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ginajo15 on 12.28.2009

This was my first attempt at making bread/dinner rolls. I decided to make them for Christmas dinner. No pressure here! They turned out great, and every last one was eaten. I will definetely make them again, and try to get the size more consistent. They tasted great though. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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FarmWifeGina on 11.29.2009

These were excellent! They were yummy straight out of the oven and just as yummy later when they were cooled.

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urszula on 7.14.2013

Awesome! Can’t believe how good they are!
Thanks for sharing recipe.

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Samantha Citty on 1.2.2012

I will never buy canned crescents ever again! Made these this afternoon and they were a hit!

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Melanie Eccles on 11.29.2011

These were amazing! Thank you!

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annette414 on 11.25.2011

Very very easy and so tasty! We had them for dinner and then warmed up a bit the next day with some cinnamon butter – yum!

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AMC on 8.27.2010

I made these the other night for a family gathering and they were DELICIOUS!!! They are super easy and I will definitely be making these again!!!

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