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Homemade Crescent Rolls

Homemade Crescent Rolls

Homemade Crescent Rolls - sweet and soft with a slight crust on the top and bottom and fluffy and buttery on the inside. A great make-ahead dinner rolls for your holiday meal!
Course Bread
Cuisine French
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Rising Time Total 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 32 minutes
Servings 24 rolls
Calories 147kcal
Author Imma


  • 1 tablespoon instant yeast
  • ½ cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ½ cup butter , room temperature
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

For the Topping

  • 3 tablespoons (40 g) unsalted butter , melted


  • Start by combining water and yeast in the stand mixer bowl, using a dough hook. Use a large bowl , if making this by hand . Let it sit until dissolve for about 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile in a microwave safe medium bowl, combine milk, with the butter pieces,sugar, salt and microwave for about a minute. Stir until everything is melted.
  • Pour butter mixture into the large bowl or stand mixer. Thoroughly mix – mixture should be lukewarm. If not, let it sit for a few minutes. Whisk in eggs.
  • Gradually add about 3 3/4 cups of flour and continue mixing dough on low speed adding just enough flour to form soft dough.
  • If mixing by hand remove dough and place on a lightly floured surface . Knead for about 6-8 minutes.
  • Place dough in a greased bowl, turning once to coat the dough. Cover loosely with a clean cloth and let rise in a warm place for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until doubled..Punch the dough down.
  • Working on a lightly floured surface, divide dough in half. Then roll out l into 12-inch rounds; cut into 16 wedges. Roll up wedges, starting from the wide end, to form a crescent shape.
  • Spray baking sheet pan with oil or butter , then place crescent rolls on oiled pan about ½ – 1” apart. Cover lightly with kitchen towel and let rise for about 30 minutes or until dough is puffy.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Brush tops with butter. Place into oven and bake until golden brown, about 12-14 minutes.
  • Serve warm with remaining butter, if desired.


  1. To make ahead, you can prepare the dough as directed until in step number 6. Just place them in a lightly oiled ziploc bag and put it in the fridge for up to 2 days. Then resume with step number 6.
  2. Or you can freeze the crescent-rolled dough in a single layer in a baking sheet overnight with a plastic wrap.
  3. Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used


Serving: 1roll | Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 106mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg