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Buttery Homemade Dinner Rolls Recipe

Buttery Homemade Rolls are the perfect dinner roll recipe! These are soft and buttery and perfect made four different ways!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Rising Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 12 rolls
Calories 117kcal
Author Dorothy Kern
Cost $8


  • 2-2 ¼ cups (248-279g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons (25g) granulated sugar
  • 1 envelope Fleischmann's® RapidRise Yeast (2 ¼ teaspoons)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup (118ml) milk
  • ¼ cup (59ml) water
  • 2 tablespoons (28g) butter plus more for brushing


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Prepare pan as directed below.
  • Whisk 3/4 cup flour, sugar, yeast, and salt in a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer.
  • Place milk, water, and butter in a microwave-safe measuring cup. Heat in 15 second increments until the mixture is between 120°F-130°F (very warm water).
  • Add milk mixture to the flour mixture and mix for 2 minutes, scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl. (I like using a dough hook with my stand mixer for this.)
  • Add 1/4 cup flour and mix for another two minutes, then add an additional 1 to 1 1/4 cups more flour, or until the mixture forms a ball in the mixer.
  • Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes or until the dough is elastic and springs back when touched. Cover with a towel and rest for 10 minutes.
  • Cut and shape dough as desired (see below for instructions), then cover and let rest for 30 minutes.
  • Bake for 10-20 minutes depending on size and shape, or until golden and cooked through. Brush warm rolls with more melted butter.

For basic dinner rolls:

  • Cut ball of dough into 12 pieces. Roll into balls. Place in a greased round 9-inch cake pan.

For twists:

  • Cut ball of dough into 12 pieces. Roll each into a long thin rope. Fold in half. Twist the ends to form a twist. Place on a greased baking sheet.

For knots:

  • Cut ball of dough into 12 pieces. Roll each into a long thin rope. Tie each rope into a knot. Place on a greased baking sheet.

For buttery rolled rolls:

  • Roll ball of dough into large rectangle. Brush with 2 tablespoons melted butter. Slice into squares and roll each square up like a croissant. Place on a greased baking sheet.



Serving: 1roll | Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 44mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1.1mg