Buttery Soft Crescent Rolls

Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 15 mins

My daughter fell in love with my bread machine and she is always trying out new recipes, here is her best find yet. The rolls are soft and buttery, a perfect accompaniment to soup and salad.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place ingredients into bread maker in order recommended by manufacturer: water, milk, egg, 1/3 cup butter, sugar, salt, flour and yeast. Reserve additional butter butter (1/4 cup) for later.
  2. Select dough/knead cycle and start. This cycle should mix dough and allow it to rise for 1 hour.
  3. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and roll into a circle, about 1/4 inch thick. Brush with additional butter.
  4. Cut into 16 pie shaped wedges. Roll wedges starting with wide end into crescent shapes.
  5. Place on an ungreased baking sheet and allow to rise for an additional hour.
  6. Bake for 10- 15 minutes at 375°F or until golden brown.
Most Helpful

I used this wonderful recipe to make a hamburger bun for dinner and a few danish. The first thing a friend (who is frequently a Guinea pig for my cooking) said was how delicious the bread was on this danish compared to the ones I made last week. The dough is simple and forgiving. I used all milk, no water since I use 1% milk. I don't think I will every buy Pillsbury crescents again. I saved half the dough. I will have to make a crescent for breakfast. This dough is just a bit wet, if it is sticky for you, just knead in a bit more flour. LOVE IT!!! It is so flexible for making so many different things. The dough refrigerated well. The next day I made a couple crescents with it. The lesson, make the triangle skinny and very long to get the best look. Also, the brushing butter does not have to be melted....it can just be spread if it is very soft.

Ambervim January 22, 2012

These were really good! The dough mixed up nicely in the breadmaker and then after rolling them out and cutting them (I skipped the melted butter), I rolled up some deli meat and cheese inside the rolls. I put them in the fridge for an hour until dinner time and then let them come to room temp as I was heating up the oven. I brushed melted butter on top and baked them at 350 for about 18 minutes. I will definitely use this recipe again. So much better than from a can!

RAK #2 March 09, 2010

Yumm! I baked them at 350 since I had something else in the oven at that temp. Big, puffy and tasty. :)

Jenn717 February 23, 2010