The Best White Dinner Rolls

Recipe by Delish
READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
SERVES: 14-18




  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together warm water and dry milk until dissolved.
  • Stir in the yeast, followed by the sugar, salt, butter, and egg. (In the order specified).
  • Add 2 cups of the flour, mixing on low until moistened. Increase mixing speed to medium and beat for 2 minutes until smooth.
  • Add 2 more cups of flour, mixing on low until moistened and then on medium for 2 minutes.
  • Gradually add remaining flour 1/2 cup at a time until a soft, but manageable dough forms. You may not need to add the full amount. A softer dough produces a lighter roll.
  • Cover dough and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Punch dough down and roll into a 8x18 inch rectangle and 1/4 inch thick.
  • Brush melted butter over dough. With pizza cutter, cut dough in half lengthwise to make two strips, about 4 inches wide. Cut horizontally to make about 16 pieces of dough.
  • Starting with short end, roll up one piece of dough jelly roll style with butter on the outside. Place in a greased glass pan with sides.
  • Repeat with remaining pieces of dough, making sure that all rolls face the same direction.
  • Cover and let rise until double. Bake at 375 for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Don't overbake!
  • Brush with additional butter if desired. Cool in pan on wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from pan before they get soggy.