Crescent Rolls

These buttery, flaky rolls are wonderful at breakfast or for a special dinner. Serve warm.

Serves: 30Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 9 hours 40 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 30


  • 1 package instant blend dry yeast (2 1⁄4 tsp.)
  • 4 1⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1⁄3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3⁄4 cup butter, divided
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3⁄4 cup whole milk


  • In bowl, combine yeast with flour, sugar, and salt. Using a pastry blender or two butter knives, cut in 1⁄2 cup of cold butter until it resembles course sand. Add milk and eggs and mix well until a dough forms. Cover and chill for 8 hours in refrigerator.
  • The next day, take dough out of refrigerator and divide into three pieces. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Melt remaining 1⁄4 cup butter and set aside.
  • On lightly floured surface, using a rolling pin, roll each ball of dough into a 12-inch circle. Brush with 1⁄4 of the melted butter. Using a knife or pizza cutter, divide circle into 10 wedges (like cutting a pizza). Roll up wedges from the wide end to the point end, pinching the point to seal. Place on prepared baking sheets.
  • Brush with remaining butter, cover, and let rise for 1 hour. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400°F. Uncover rolls and bake for 15 minutes or until rolls are golden brown. Cool on wire rack.