Crescent Rolls

READY IN: 1hr 42mins
Recipe by Caryn Caldwell

A delicious roll that is easy to prepare but looks impressive--and beautiful! Please note: Preparation includes all but baking time. Actual hands-on work is approximately 1/2 hour divided over that time.

Top Review by Chef TanyaW

Yay! I found my exact recipe, which I was almost ready to submit under the title "Sister Challis's Rolls". These are DELICIOUS! I make them just like the poster, except I cook mine at 375 for about 11 minutes.. For health benefits, I usually sub whole wheat flour for 1/3-1/2 the flour (freshly milled in a wheat grinder which is sooooo much better than purchasing pre-milled whole wheat which tends to produce a dense, awful final product). Be careful not to overcook!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 tablespoon dried yeast
  • 14 cup water (110 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • 12 cup butter (1 stick) or 12 cup margarine (1 stick)
  • 34 cup milk
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 34 teaspoon salt
  • 4 12 cups flour (may need slightly more or less depending on humidity)
  • 2 -4 tablespoons melted butter, for brushing on dough


  1. Combine yeast and water. Let stand five minutes until it foams.
  2. Melt butter in saucepan. As soon as melted, add milk & remove from heat.
  3. Beat eggs with wire whisk or wooden spoon in large bowl. Add sugar & salt.
  4. Add butter/milk mixture to egg/sugar/salt mixture.
  5. Add dissolved yeast.
  6. Stir in enough flour for soft dough.
  7. Let rise until double, about 1 hour.
  8. Turn dough out onto floured board or counter & divide into two balls (four balls if making regular recipe).
  9. Roll out each ball into 12”-14” circles, one at a time.
  10. Spread with melted butter.
  11. Cut with knife or pizza cutter into 12-16 pieces, like a pie or pizza.
  12. Roll each piece loosely from large end.
  13. Put on cookie sheet, leaving 1” between rolls.
  14. Cover with plastic wrap that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
  15. Let rise until double (about 45 minutes).
  16. Bake in preheated 400-degree oven for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

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