Butter Crescents

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READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Lindas Kitchen

This came from an old Land O Lakes cookbook, they are really tender and tasty! The original recipe says it makes a dozen but I've found that it easily makes 16 nice size crescents. If you make 12 they are more like croissants.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a saucepan, heat milk until bubbles appear around edges of pan. Combine butter, sugar, and salt. Add hot milk; stir well. Cool to lukewarm (95-100 degrees F).
  2. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until foamy, 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Beat yeast mixture and one egg into milk mixture at low speed. Beat in 2 cups of flour at low speed until smooth. Continue beating until thick. Mix in enough remaining flour until dough pulls away from sides of bowl.
  4. On a floured surface, knead dough very gently until smooth and elastic, 2 to 3 minutes. (I use my Kitchen-aid mixer for this). Place in a large greased bowl, turning to coat. Cover loosely with a damp cloth; let rise in a warm place until doubled, 1 hour.
  5. Punch down dough. On a floured surface, divide dough in half. Cover with a damp cloth; let rest for 10 minutes.
  6. Grease 2 baking sheets. Using a floured rolling pin, roll 1 dough half into a 12-inch circle. Cut circle into 8 wedges. Starting at side opposite point, roll up each wedge. Place, point-sides down, on prepared baking sheets. Curve ends to form crescents. Repeat with remaining dough half.
  7. Cover loosely with a damp cloth; let rise in a warm place until almost doubled, 30 minutes.
  8. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Brush crescents with glaze. Bake until golden, 15 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

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