Crescent Rolls


Crescent Rolls

So who watched the big game last night?  More importantly, who had some great food they want to share?  I made a new version of Nutella Brownies that I will be sharing with you sometime soon.  They were so fudgy, it was hard to actually bring the pan to the party, and not just keep them for myself.  I also made an Artichoke Jalapeno dip that my husband loves.  It was a great time with friends, good food and good drinks.  I think we only half paid attention to the game.

Crescent Rolls

If you are a regular around here, you know that I like fresh bread.  There is just something special about measuring out the flour, kneading the dough, watching it rise, and then getting a perfect loaf of bread.  It makes the whole house smell good, and there is a great sense of accomplishment when you cut into it and get to take the first bite.  We will pretty much use any excuse to have bread with a meal.  Pasta?  Why not add more carbs?  Soup?  You have to have something to dip with!  Pork chops?  Why not!

Crescent Rolls

I have seen a few versions of crescent rolls around recently, and I have been curious to try them.  Not sure why, but it never dawned on me that you could make them from scratch.  I almost never buy them, but I am used to crescent rolls coming out of a tube.  Ok, that just sounds strange as I type it.  Bread from a tube?  Moving on….  Crescent rolls are actually pretty darn easy to make.  They are also super light and fluffy.  This recipe makes quite a few, but they are great reheated the next day.  You could even wrap the dough and freeze it before the last rise.

Crescent Rolls

Yields 24

Light and fluffy homemade crescent rolls

2 hr, 40 Prep Time

12 minCook Time

2 hr, 52 Total Time

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  • 1 (1/4 oz) package active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110 to 115 degrees)
  • 1/2 cup + 1 Tbls sugar, divided
  • 3/4 cup warm milk (110 to 115 degrees)
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 5 to 5-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Melted butter


  1. In bowl of an electric mixer; mix together yeast and warm water. Add 1 Tbls sugar, and let stand for 5 minutes until foamy.
  2. Add 1/2 cup sugar, milk, eggs, salt and butter. Slowly add enough flour to form a stiff ball. Turn onto a floured surface and knead for 6 to 8 minutes. Add additional flour if needed. Dough will be smooth and elastic when done.
  3. Place dough in a well oiled bowl, turning to coat. Cover and let rise for about 90 minutes, or until doubled in size.
  4. Punch down the dough, and divide into 3 equal parts. Roll each part into a 12 inch circle. Using a sharp knife cut each circle into 8 wedges.
  5. Roll up the wedges, starting with the wide end going towards the point. Place on a lined baking sheet with the pointed end down. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven and brush with melted butter if desired.


Recipe from Taste of Home



  1. I’m totally the same way about homemade bread (in love with the process) AND crescent rolls. I never buy them because the can weirds me out. DUH I should make them myself!

  2. Sandy Headtke says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. The price of packages of crescent rolls is ridiculous for what you get.

  3. I hate canned crescent rolls. They always have a funny flavor. This is a great all-around yeast roll recipe that can be shaped any way: clover leaf, Parker House, just round rolls, etc. Pinned to save and share.

  4. I love such buns especially stuffed with apples 😀

  5. There’s nothing better than homemade rolls and I love the sound of these homemade crescents!

  6. I can’t pass up bread especially fresh from the oven. These sound amazing!

  7. These are gorgeous and I would probably eat at least 2 or 3 right out of the oven. I’m dreaming of them warm with butter and honey, mmmmm!

  8. These rolls look so tender and totally delicious. I need them in my life.

  9. Crescent rolls are just too darn good!

  10. Beautiful crescent rolls, I wish I could slather some butter one one too and enjoy, thanks for the recipe and motivation to try them.

  11. Love that you hand made these versus purchasing from the store! Brilliant!

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