Holiday Dinner Rolls

When invited to a holiday meal, it’s both proper and polite to ask what dish the hostess would like you to bring.  One year, before Thanksgiving with my husband’s extended family, I didn’t ask.  I told them (nicely, I hope) that I would be bringing the dinner rolls.  Holidays and Brown ‘n Serve; they just don’t mix.

I was forgiven when I brought these rolls to dinner. 



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  1. Tee hee, if I may point out, Amy – you may want to caution your readers about what could happen when you raise dough in a plastic bowl in the oven. :>) Couldn’t help it, sorry…

  2. This recipe looks a lot like the rolls my grandma use to make…I still remember being such a picky eater that I only at the rolls and mashed potatoes. 🙂 I’ve made those rolls a couple of times myself, and I love that the dough is very “forgiving”!

    (Amy, I noticed that the ingredient list says butter, but your instructions say shortening.)

    • @Hannah, Oops! Fixed that. The original recipe had shortening. Once I discovered how terrible shortening is for our health, I changed it to butter. Thanks for catching the mistake!

  3. Looks so yummy! I am quite new to the baking scene but I just might try to pull these off.

  4. awesome looking rolls. I would forgive you to. I will be trying this recipe. Happy Thanksgiving.

  5. These look so wonderful I bet you were forgiven!

  6. I do the same thing when we’re guests. Rolls are easy, cheap, and impressive since people rarely make bread any more!

  7. these look so amazing! my family still does brown and serve so i may try to convert them this year with your recipe. How many rolls does this recipe make?

  8. ooooh , nifty , thank you !!

  9. These do look wonderful. I think I’ll try them next week. Thanks for sharing!

  10. I brought my Honey Molasses Dinner rolls to Thanksgiving one year. I am now required every year!

  11. Oooh, yummy! I have to try these! These would be fabulous for Thanksgiving!

  12. These look wonderful and you chose a great time to post your recipe. Have a wonderful holiday.

  13. These look and sound GREAT!!! Homemade rolls are a WONDERFUL!!! addition to a GREAT!!! holiday meal.

  14. Looks delicious. Thanks for sharing.

  15. These rolls look so beautiful! You can bring them to my dinner anytime. Great recipe!

  16. I LOVE homemade bread/rolls. I will definitely try this recipe. Lately, I’ve been experimenting with freezing rolls before baking them. Does anyone know the best point in the recipe to freeze (after first rise and shaping, after fully risen)?

  17. I just wanted to know if you have ever used whole ground wheat. I have a son that is allergic to Barley so I have to grind my own wheat. Thank you for the post!!!

  18. I made these for Thanksgiving and everyone absolutely loved them. Thanks so much for taking the time to post these wonderfully easy rolls to make.

  19. Hi Amy,
    I have been reading your blog for quite some time. Very enjoyable! For the uninitiated, I can’t figure out how you cut and roll to get the crescent shape? ? Please help. I would like to learn. Thanks for all you do. Nancy

  20. I’ve never made homemade rolls before. How long does it take the yeast to rise? Just wondering how long I need to reserve to make these? Thanks!

    • The first rise takes about an hour. If you stick your bowl in the oven (turned off!) with the oven light on, it rises a little faster. The second rise takes about 30 minutes. Hope that helps!

  21. Does anyone know the best point in the recipe to freeze (after first rise and shaping, after fully risen)?
    I think these will be making it to our table for many holiday meals!!How many rolls does this recipe make?

    • Recipe makes 32 rolls. I usually go ahead and bake them, then freeze. Haven’t tried to freeze the unbaked dough yet.

  22. Ya Amy you are right. Me also at the same position which you had told.
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  23. Debbie Jennings says:

    I use my Pizza cutter in more ways than just cutting pizza, too. I am going to try making these for Thanksgiving. They look so yummy! Can’t wait to try them!

  24. Glad I found this. My husband and I were just talking about what kind of rolls to have for Thanksgiving. I think I have the answer.

  25. These do look wonderful. I think I’ll try them next week. Thanks for sharing!

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