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Homemade Crescent Rolls is the perfect addition to any meal. They are soft, flaky and made from scratch with simple ingredients.

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As a mom of 8, I love making homemade bread recipes. The taste better and I know exactly the ingredients that are being added. The prep time is easy and the results are a delicious, soft and flaky crescent roll.

If you loved our Homemade Dinner Roll Recipe, then you will love these crescent rolls. We have also made the delicious Texas Roadhouse Rolls, for an easy copycat recipe.

Why This Recipe Works

If you are looking for a delicious homemade roll to serve with your main dish recipes for Sunday dinner, then this is the dinner rolls to make. We have even made them for the holidays for a crowd pleasing side. This is one of our favorite Easy Easter Recipes.

Following the easy steps will create soft, full of flavor and delicious rolls that everyone will love. Check out more easy quick bread recipes.

Ingredients 

Crescent Roll Ingredients - yeast, warm water, butter, warm milk, eggs, sugar, salt, flour, melted butter
  • Active Dry Yeast 
  • Warm Water 
  • Butter (melted) 
  • Warm Milk 
  • Large Eggs (beaten) 
  • Granulated Sugar 
  • Salt 
  • All Purpose Flour
  • Additional Melted Butter for Serving 

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Variations Ideas

  • Pigs in a Blanket – My kids love when I make this easy appetizer recipe. Feel free to use the crescent roll dough to roll your little smokies in for a crowd pleasing appetizer.
  • Make Pizza – If your kids are anything like mine, they could eat pizza every day. Create their favorite recipe with this dough by topping with butter and cutting into triangles. Add your favorite toppings for the perfect lunch idea.
  • Sweet Rolls – Making these croissants shape rolls into a sweet roll makes the perfect dinner dessert. Top the rolls with melted butter and sprinkle a cinnamon sugar mixture on top and bake.

Step by Step Instructions

Mixing the warm water into the yeast mixture

Step 1 – Add the warm water in the yeast to a large bowl of a stand up mixer.  Let it sit for 5-10 minutes to activate the yeast.  The mixture should start to get bubbly and a bit foamy.  

Mixing in the butter, milk, eggs, sugar and salt into the yeast mixture

Step 2 – Gently mix in the melted butter, milk, eggs, sugar and salt into yeast mixture. 

Adding in the flour with the yeast mixture

Step 3 – Mix in half of the flour on low speed.  Then slowly add in the remaining flour (¼ cup at a time) until a soft dough forms that pulls away from the sides of the mixing bowl. 

Homemade dough in a oiled bowl

Step 4 – Remove the dough from the bowl and knead the dough for 5-8 minutes.  Then shape the dough into a ball and place it in a greased bowl.  Cover and allow the dough to rise until it has doubled in size (approximately 1 hour). 

Dividing the dough into two pieces in a mixing bowl

Step 5 – After the dough has risen, gently punch it down and divide the dough into 2 balls. 

Dough ball on a floured surface

Step 6 – Roll out each dough ball on a lightly floured surface into a large circle. 

Cutting the dough into triangle shaped pieces

Step 7 – Then cut the circle into 12 wedges using a large knife or pizza cutter. Follow the same process with the second ball of dough.  

Rolling the triangle shaped dough on a floured surface

Step 8 – Then roll each wedge of dough to form a crescent shape, starting with the wide end of the wedge.

Prepared uncooked crescent rolls on a baking sheet covered with plastic wrap

Step 9 – Place the rolls on a baking sheet.  Cover with plastic wrap and let the rolls rise until they have doubled in size (30-60 minutes).  

Baked Crescent Rolls on a baking sheet

Step 10 – Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit while the rolls are rising.  Bake the rolls for 10-12 minutes until the rolls are slightly golden brown.  

  • Step 11 – Remove the rolls from the oven, brush them for melted butter, and then they are ready to serve and enjoy.

Recipe Tips

  • Combining Dough Ingredients – We recommend using a stand mixer with a dough hook to combine the yeast mixture. This will ensure that everything is combined evenly.
  • Cutting the dough – We like to use a pizza cutter to evenly cut the dough into triangles. But you can also use a sharp knife. Make into a triangle starting with the top of the dough.
  • Prepare Baking Sheet – For best results, line baking sheet with parchment paper. This helps for cleanup and to easily serve the rolls. You can also spray with cooking spray.
Crescent Rolls stacked in a basket

How to Make Ahead

This is a great recipe to make ahead and refrigerate the dough or freeze it. If you want to refrigerate the dough, prepare the dough as the recipe indicates and place in a well oiled bowl. Place in the fridge for up to 2 days. Then when ready to bake, roll, cut and place on a baking sheet.

You can also freeze the dough, by preparing and shaping the dough. Then place on a baking sheet to flash freeze then once frozen, then place in a freezer safe container.

This way you can take out the amount you want to bake if you double the recipe.

Crescent Rolls on a baking sheet being brushed with melted butter

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Store Leftovers

Store any leftover rolls in an airtight bag or container at room temperature for up to 3-4 days.

Can I Freeze?

Yes, you can freeze prepared crescent rolls. Place in a freeze safe container or zip lock bag and freeze. They rolls and dough will last up to 3 months if stored properly.

How to Reheat

When you are read to reheat, reheat in the microwave for about 10 seconds or enjoy at room temperature.

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Homemade Crescent Rolls

5 from 5 votes
Homemade Crescent Rolls is the perfect addition to any meal. They are soft, flaky and made from scratch with simple ingredients.
Prep Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings 24
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 127

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add the warm water in the yeast to a large bowl of a stand up mixer.  Let it sit for 5-10 minutes to activate the yeast.  The mixture should start to get bubbly and a bit foamy.
  • Gently mix in the melted butter, milk, eggs, sugar and salt.
  • Mix in half of the flour on low speed.  Then slowly add in the remaining flour (¼ cup at a time) until a soft dough forms that pulls away from the sides of the mixing bowl.
  • Remove the dough from the bowl and knead the dough for 5-8 minutes.  Then shape the dough into a ball and place it in a greased bowl.  Cover and allow the dough to rise until it has doubled in size (approximately 1 hour).
  • After the dough has risen, gently punch it down and divide the dough into 2 balls.
  • Roll out each dough ball on a lightly floured working surface into a large circle.  Then cut the circle into 12 wedges using a large knife or pizza cutter. Follow the same process with the second ball of dough.
  • Then roll each wedge of dough to form a crescent roll, starting with the wide end of the wedge.  Place the rolls on a baking sheet.  Cover with plastic wrap and let the rolls rise until they have doubled in size (30-60 minutes).
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit while the rolls are rising.  Bake the rolls for 10-12 minutes until the rolls are slightly golden brown.
  • Remove the rolls from the oven, brush them for melted butter, and then they are ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Store any leftover rolls in an airtight bag or container at room temperature for up to 3-4 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 127kcal, Carbohydrates 18g, Protein 3g, Fat 5g, Saturated Fat 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g, Monounsaturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 0.2g, Cholesterol 24mg, Sodium 135mg, Potassium 38mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 2g, Vitamin A 146IU, Calcium 13mg, Iron 1mg

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