Homemade Crescent Rolls

"From Taste of Home Holiday Celebrations 2002"
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Ready In:
2 dozen




  • In small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar together.
  • Add eggs, salt and yeast mixture.
  • Mix in enough flour for dough to leave sides of bowl and is soft.
  • Do not knead this.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Punch dough down.
  • Turn onto floured surface; divide in half.
  • Roll each half into a 12-inch circle and cut into 12 wedges.
  • Roll up from wide sides and place on greased baking sheets with pointed sides down.
  • Curve to form crescents.
  • Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 1/2 hours.
  • Bake at 350F for 20 minutes or until golden.
  • Time doesn't include overnight time.

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  1. I made a batch of these today, and they are easy and delicious. Thanks so much for posting this good recipe! I will be making these again.
  2. I had planned to submit this recipe, it's just fantastic! A friend of my mother's gave it to her back in the 1960s, and it quickly became a favorite. Now my three sisters and I make them for our families, and IMO there is no better yeast roll recipe. :)<br/><br/>Pretty quick and easy; even if I don't think of them till after lunch, they're still ready for dinner. <br/><br/>My kiddos love them with an orange frosting. Mix thawed, frozen orange juice concentrate (DO NOT use drinkable OJ) with powdered sugar to desired consistency, anywhere a light glaze to a true icing. They do make for a nice breakfast/brunch add this way. <br/>And do not take them to anyone's house, unless you want to have to do it every time you go! ;)


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