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Dinner Rolls

Recipe photo courtesy of Dana Gallagher

These warm, buttery rolls only take a little hands-on prep (the yeast does all the work), kids love to help shape them, and they fill the house with a delicious aroma. Even better, the same dough can be used for Cinnamon-Nut Buns.

Source: Everyday Food, December 2008
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  • mrshillaryblack
    22 NOV, 2018
    Fantastic first try making these for Thanksgiving! I tried to cheat and use my stand mixer to knead-- bad idea all around. I quickly switch back to hand kneading. Everyone loved them and was impressed that they looked so pretty!
  • bearycat1
    19 NOV, 2018
    These dinner rolls are fantastic. I’ve been making them several years now for my and my husband’s family Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. I throw everything into my bread machine and then bake two pans of for a total of 24 per recipe. They come out perfect every time.
  • ALR12618336DW
    19 NOV, 2018
    I have made these rolls several times to take to Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter dinners. I never bring any home. I've even made a DOUBLE batch and didn't get to bring any home afterwards. There's not too much flour in the recipe, but you do have to follow it and add a little at a time as it says, you might not need that last 1/2 cup. These rolls take a long time - yeast does that, but they're not hard, and they are delicious. I usually make them the night before and put them in the pans in the fridge, then do the second rise the next day. They turn out great.
  • stephanied1428300
    23 NOV, 2017
    I messed this recipe up by adding all 3 eggs into my bread machine with the rest of the ingredients. Turned out to be the best dinner rolls I have ever made!
  • shirleykin6287141
    14 NOV, 2017
    Commenting to ALR12684 - the flour measurement was 3 cups to many. I thought it was me, but there is too much flour in the recipe. I see from last year, that the recipe hasn't been updated either to reflect the new measurement. I had faith in Martha's baking techniques, she let me down on Thanksgiving!!!!
    • lorastorgion
      22 NOV, 2017
      the video is a half batch of the written recipe
  • ALR12684461DW
    3 OCT, 2017
    I would like to know if you are supposed to use 3 cups of flour or six cups of flour because the video says 3 cups of flour but the recipe says 6 cups of flour. Did anyone else notice that besides me?
    • cjdrig1
      4 NOV, 2017
      But the video only made one "rope" and one pan of rolls so I figured they were showing half the recipe
  • suje0102hotmai
    3 APR, 2017
  • maria.mcnamara7
    9 DEC, 2015
    Does anyone know if I can use my kitchen aid mixer to kneed the dough instead of doing it by hand?
    • ALR3644501DW
      7 JAN, 2017
      Yes, I used the whisk attachment on my kitchen aid mixer and after adding yeast, switched to the dough hook. I added the flour all at once and the dough hook incorporated the flour perfectly.
    • theonlykathygm
      25 DEC, 2015
      For queries below, I made these last year and they were wonderful and delicious. I sprinkled the yeast over water to bloom, even though I thought I had to use sugar or a food source for it. It worked fine. I also used skim milk mixed with half-and-half as I had no whole milk on hand. It worked fine. I used my kitchenaid to knead the dough. It worked fine. They were delicious and gone by the next day.
  • MS12317868
    4 APR, 2016
    I cannot figure out how to print these recipes from an iPad mini. The rolls look so yummy, but there is no print button!
  • Alami_
    1 MAR, 2016
    Made this by hand, and I was really scared it wasn't going to turn out nicely, but they're so tasty and delicious. I sprinkled some coconut shavings ontop, and I used coconut milk instead of normal milk, and they turned out amazing. Thank you so much for this recipe!

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