Molly's Dinner Rolls

"These are some of the best rolls I have ever made. The taste and texture is like they came from a restaurant! I found this recipe online, on a blog named The Sisters Dish, and she said she adapted the recipe from her friend, Molly. Note: Prep time includes time for the dough to rise."
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Ready In:
1hr 50mins
24 rolls




  • In a mixer (or by hand), combine the yeast, sugar, and warm water; let grow until bubbly (about 5 minutes).
  • Add milk and mix.
  • Mix in oil and egg.
  • Slowly add 2 cups flour, mix, and then add salt.
  • Add 1/2 cup flour at a time until the dough pulls away from the side of the bowl.
  • Lightly spray the dough with cooking spray, and let rise in a covered mixing bowl for about 30 minutes.
  • On a floured surface, form rolls (they will each be 2 oz., if you weigh the dough like I do) as desired, and place on a lightly greased or parchment-lined jelly roll pan (or rimmed cookie sheet). Cover with plastic wrap, and let rise an additional 30 minutes.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 18-20 minutes (the original recipe said 10-12 minutes, but I found mine needed about 18 minutes for 24 rolls on a jelly roll pan).
  • You can rotate the pan halfway through, if you'd like, but I don't.
  • Brush hot rolls with melted butter.

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I am an active lady, and I am not the top chef in the world, but I can hold my own. I love making things that remind me of when I was little, I love trying out new recipes, and I love learning new things to cook. Most of the recipes I post are recipes I loved that I found online, but that I have tweaked just a bit. I do have some family recipes on here too. I love to bake, probably more than anything else in the kitchen. I love to bike ride. I like to read, travel, kayak (I've only been twice, but I loved it), hike, camp, basically any outdoorsy/active stuff.?
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