Granny Knox's Refrigerator Rolls

Total Time
2hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This recipe came from an old Wesson oil pamphlet that my husband's grandmother used. These rolls were her specialty! They are easy to put together, and can be made 2 or 3 days ahead; just shape, rise & bake when you want them. Makes 4 dozen medium rolls. Cooking time includes rising time. To make Cinnamon Rolls, use 1/4 recipe of dough, roll out 8" X 12". Spread with softened butter, and sprinkle with a mixture of 1/4 cup brown sugar, 2 teaspoons cinnamon and 2 Tablespoons flour. Roll up starting on the long side, cut in 12 slices, and place cut side down in buttered 9 X 13 pan. Let rise, and bake at 400 degrees F. for 15 minutes. Remove from pan, and drizzle with powdered sugar glaze.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soften yeast in the warm water in a large bowl. Add sugar, salt, and half the flour. Beat thoroughly for 2 minutes.
  2. Add egg and oil, beat to combine. Gradually beat in remaining flour until smooth.
  3. Cover dough with a damp cloth and wax paper; place in refrigerator. OR Place dough in a large ziploc bag, press out excess air, and place in refrigerator. Dough may be stored 2-3 days. Punch down occasionally as dough rises in refrigerator.
  4. About 2 hours before baking, shape into rolls, roll in melted butter, and place in buttered pan. Cover, place in warm spot, and let rise until light, 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
  5. Bake at 400 degrees F for 12 to 15 minutes until golden brown.
Most Helpful

5 5

Fantastic rolls!!! I scaled this back to make 1/4 of the recipe (12 rolls). I made 2 rolls right after making the dough, I just let it rise for about an hour. I rolled two nickel size balls of dough (for each roll) and dipped them in the butter and then put them into a muffin pan. It was so easy to separate and butter. Perfect taste and texture and top all that off, they are so easy to make. Thanks for sharing such a fun recipe. Looking forward to enjoying more rolls with dinner in the next couple of days. Made for Spring PAC 2012.

5 5

Interesting recipe. I've never made refrigerator rolls before. I used my KitchenAid stand mixer with the dough hook to mix this up - it took less than 10 minutes easily, with no kneading. Placed into a bowl, covered with a damp towel, and into the fridge. About 6 hours later I pulled it out, punched it down, and pulled off about 9 golf ball sized pieces to let rise for dinner tonight. They turned out very soft but definitely not doughy, with a really lovely taste. Super easy recipe, takes almost no time, and I'm looking forward to fresh rolls for the next few days! Made for PAC Spring '11.