Total Time
2hrs 25mins
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 25 mins

My husband, who is the baker in our family, found these on another recipe site & they were great. Soft & delicious.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water.
  2. Add the milk, shortening, eggs, sugar, salt & 3 cups flour; beat until smooth.
  3. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  4. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth & elastic, about 6-8 minutes (dough will be sticky).
  5. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover & let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  6. Punch dough down.
  7. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into 24 pieces. Shape each into a roll.
  8. Place 2 inches apart on greased baking sheets. Cover & let rises until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  9. Bake at 350 deg F for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks.
Most Helpful

These are so AMAZING!!!! Cannot give them enough stars, pillow soft is a perfect name for them, and mixing the dough in my Bread Machine and then shaping by hand made it a breeze, I only did two small changes, cut the recipe in half as there are only 2 of us and brushed with an egg wash before baking for a pretty glazed top. Pretty to look at and a soft, buttery center, made me look like a baking star

Bonnie G #2 September 01, 2016

Very soft and pillowy. I use 8 tablespoons or one stick of melted butter. Great simple dinner rolls.

callemoo November 28, 2015

BEST. ROLLS.EVER!! I made these for a church event in the south and every one wanted the recipe and told me these were better then their mom used to make!

4nancyswins May 19, 2015