Grandma’s famous homemade crescent rolls will please any palate! Homemade rolls are great at Sunday dinners and a staple at every holiday gathering!
I don’t think there is a single recipe on earth that is more reminiscent of my childhood holiday get togethers than these homemade crescent rolls. My Grandma’s homemade rolls were a staple at every Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas get together. Plus, every baptism, missionary farewell, baby or wedding shower!
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If a family event was happening, we all knew these homemade dinner rolls would be present, and the person preparing them would be sure to make a few extra pans knowing that plenty would be snitched before we even sat down to dinner!
Even just the smell of these rolls cooking is enough to send all the positive endorphins to my brain. Fresh homemade rolls baking is just one of those happy “I’m home” type smells, don’t you think?!
If you don’t have a perfect recipe for homemade crescent rolls yet, look no further. I am excited to share ours with you today- because things this beautiful are just meant to be shared.
When I recently had my fourth baby my mom came into town to help me and she asked if there was anything I was craving and Grandma’s homemade rolls popped right into my mind. Being the angel that she is, she agreed to make them and observing her teach my older babies how to make this great family tradition was so special to me. Just looking at these pictures my heart could burst!
Suffice it to say, my carb loving kids are obsessed with them as well, haha! This recipe makes a TON so since we weren’t bringing them to a party or anything we just stored them in a large tupperware bowl and ate them all week long! Zip lock bags work great too.
How to Make Homemade Crescent Rolls
Many people are deterred by bread recipes with yeast or that need to rise. PLEASE do not let that deter you! Yes, these rolls have yeast and have to rise, but they are really quick to whip together and hard to mess up!
Not to mention they are absolutely addicting.
Here are a few picture step by step photos for making these beauties, but if you want to see the entire process, watch the video in the recipe card!
Here is a picture of them all risen and rolled and ready to go into the oven!
And here they are right after they came out!
You ready for this recipe?! It’s a life changer!
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- 2 Tablespoons fresh yeast
- 2 Tablespoons sugar
- 2 cups warm water
- 1 cup melted butter
- 6 eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 cup sugar
- 9 cups flour
- Mix and let rest your fresh yeast, 2 T of sugar and 2 cups of warm water.
- Add in 1 C. melted butter, 6 beaten eggs (not super cold eggs), 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, 1 C. sugar
- Stir in your nine cups of flour slowly. DO NOT KNEAD. Cover and let rise until about double in size. Push air out with fists, and again let rise until double. *It is a good idea to coat the bowl lightly with cooking spray first.
- Divide dough into four equal parts.
- Roll each part into its own thin circle (it can help if you work the dough into a nice round shape before you start rolling.
- Butter each circle with soft butter and a pastry brush, then cut each circle pizza style into 16 even wedge shaped pieces.
- Roll each wedge up from wide edge to pointed tip and place well apart on a greased cookie sheet, then brush tops again with butter.
- Let rise again until about double, if I have my kitchen warm this takes a few hours.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 5-6 minutes or until golden brown. When they come out brush lightly with butter. ENJOY!
Just for fun, here is an image of the original recipe in my Grammy’s handwriting.
I know I will always cherish that picture!
Look at those perfect beauties! I hope you love them as much as we do! If you’re looking for another tasty side to serve with these babies these easy deviled eggs with cheese and bacon are amazing!
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This recipe was originally published on March 26th, 2018 and has been updated with pictures, a video and more detailed information.