Prep 1 hr
Cook 25 mins
These are the rolls the duggars always have at their family celebrations. I have made them a few times now and they are easy and melt in your mouth buttery good! They credit the recipe to Gayla Ellenbarger a good family friend. Prep time includes both resting times for the dough.
- 1⁄2 cup shortening
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 (1/4 ounce) packages yeast
- 5 cups flour, plus flour for kneading (divided 2 cups and three cups)
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups hot water
- 1⁄2 cup butter, melted
- Combine the shortening, sugar, salt, yeast, and 2 cups of the flour in a large bowl and cut with a pastry cutter.
- Beat 2 eggs in a 2-cup measuring cup, then fill cup to the 2-cup mark with hot water; pour over the dry mixture.
- Slowly knead in the remaining 3 cups flour until dough is a smooth elastic consistency.
- Cover bowl loosely with plastic wrap and let rise for 20 minutes in a warm oven. Then pour the dough onto a floured surface.
- Knead. Flatten with hands into a large pizza shape. Cut with pizza cutter into 16 triangle-shaped slices.
- Roll up from the wide end to the point. Place the rolls in two greased 9x13-inch pans, bending into crescent shapes and leaving space for the rolls to double in size.
- Let rise in a warm (but not hot!) oven at least 20 minutes or until doubled.
- Remove from oven.
- Preheat oven to 375°F Bake the rolls for 20 to 30 minutes, depending on how brown you prefer.
- When done, immediately brush with the melted butter.
I have made this recipe several times now and they always turn out great! I even used this recipe to make cinnamon rolls for a bake sale and couldnt make them fast enough! I sold out twice. I didn't even get to try them, but from all the 'MMmmm's and 'nom nom nom's' I think they must have been ok. :) Thanks for sharing!