No-Fail Crescent Dinner Rolls
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Go-To Dinner Rolls

Servings: 36 rolls


  • 1 cup butter melted & slightly cooled
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 2 Tbs dry, active yeast
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 6 1/2 cups all-purpose flour


  • Combine butter, water, yeast and sugar. Mix gently and let sit 3-5 minutes until bubbly.
  • Add eggs, salt, baking powder and 2 cups flour. Mix well. Add remaining 4 1/2 cups flour and mix until combined.
  • Cover bowl with plastic wrap sprayed with nonstick spray and let rise about 1 hour, or until doubled in size.
  • Divide dough in half and roll each half into a large circle, using extra flour as needed. Slice each half into 16 equal slices. Roll each piece starting at the large end. Place on a greased or silicone mat-lined cookie sheet. Let rise an additional 30 minutes.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 12 minutes.
  • Rub a cold stick of butter over warm rolls when they come out of the oven, if desired.


* Make sure your yeast is fresh (I store mine in the freezer).
* To make whole-wheat dinner rolls, sub out half of the all-purpose flour with whole-wheat flour.
* Warm water should be between 110-115 degrees F.  I compare it to the temperature of water that I'd put into a baby bottle.