Buttery Golden Crescent Rolls {Recipe}

Buttery Golden Crescent Rolls
This recipe is a family recipe that means so much to me.  Every Christmas my Mom would make these for us and they were a treat all five of us kids looked forward to.  She would bake them so that one batch was ready right as we were sitting down.  She would put the second batch in and they would be hot out of the oven just as the first basket was emptied.  These crescent rolls are true perfection.  Beautiful and golden – they melt in your mouth and are guaranteed to make you smile.  I hope you will bake these up and share them with your family this holiday season.  Who knows – maybe they will become a tradition for you as well :)

2 packages of dry yeast (or 5 tsps)
3/4 c warm water
1 tsp salt
1 c butter, softened + 4 Tbls
4 c all purpose flour
1/2 c sugar
2 eggs, room temperature


Dissolve the yeast in warm water.  
Stir in sugar, eggs, one cup of butter, salt, and 2 cups of flour.  Make sure the eggs and butter are room temperature before you add them to the yeast mixture.  Beat until smooth.  

Add in the remaining flour a little at a time and mix until smooth.  The dough should be pulling away from the bowl.  
Shape the dough into a ball and let rise until it is doubled in size.  Cover the bowl with a towel and set the bowl in a warm area to speed up the rising process.

Divide the dough in half.  Roll each half into a 12 inch circle.  Melt the butter and spread onto the dough.  Cut the dough into quarters and then into wedges.  You should end up with 12 crescents per circle or 24 total.  Roll up the wedges.

Place the rolls on a lightly greased baking pan and let them double in size again.
Bake the crescent rolls at 400 degrees for 10 to 14 minutes.  Start checking at 10 minutes because these rolls can go from golden to dark in an instant.  Quickly spread a little melted butter over the top of the rolls to finish them off.  Perfection!  

I can’t wait to hear from those of you who try this recipe.  My boys eat these plain but we used to put a little dollop of jam or jelly on top and me oh my!  Your mouth will be thanking you – of that I’m sure!  

Buttery Golden Crescent Rolls Recipe

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  1. These look absolutely amazing! I love that you shared the story of what they mean to you. We lost my mom this past May so I am trying really hard to keep the traditions alive for my kids. Thank you.

  2. I look forward to making this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

    ~Mrs. Delightful

  3. Yummy! Thanks for linking to Things I’ve Done Thursday!


  4. Those look pretty great, I’ll have to try making
    them.Thanks for sharing your recipe. Kathi

  5. They look so pretty. I just pinned it to keep for further use (I hope you don’t mind). thanks for sharing.

  6. They look oh-so-yummy!!

    evie @ brown paper packages

  7. You mean you don’t buy yours out of a can??? My mouth is watering just looking at them! Delicious!!!

  8. This is almost exactly the recipe for what we call in our family “Aunt Eva’s rolls”. I have the same story..Mom would make these for every holiday and would cook the second batch as we were eating. Now I make them every holiday and I’m the one baking them rather than sitting to eat with everyone! I posted a picture of them on my Thanksgiving post. I love them cold for breakfast the next day. We thought it was a secret family recipe!:)

  9. @Shabby chic Sandy That is too funny! Aren’t they amazing? I made up a triple batch and brought them to my Grandma’s for Thanksgiving – they were gone so quick! Thanks for stopping by Mom On Timeout!

  10. @Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants Well sometimes I still do ;) So good!

  11. These look great…found you at Whipperberry Party….

  12. Those look amazing! I wish for one right now! I’d love it if you’d link it up to my party!


  13. Yummy. I love a good roll recipe. I will have to make these. Thanks for sharing. I would love it if you could link this up to our linky party going on right now.


  14. Is it too early to eat crescent rolls?….


  15. wow! I am just making them, so far so good.. the dow was easy to make, now I am waiting for them to double up in size again before I put them in the oven. Thanks for this recipe!!

  16. These look amazing and Im making them tonight! About how long (estimate) does it take for them to double in size?

  17. @Teddi Hey Teddi! Usually about an hour but it really depends on the temp in your house. Let me know how they turn out!

  18. Oh yum!! These look so delish. Love how golden they are!

  19. Pinning this!

  20. Made these & fantastic. Will most definitely make more. Thanks for sharing :-)

  21. I’ve used this recipe several times and I love it! I’ve even used it as a crust for a giant chicken pot pie. Absolutely wonderful! I have, however, made a few minor adjustments.

    My entire family is lactose intolerant, so I use Earth Balance Buttery sticks instead of real butter and I increased the amount to 1 1/2 cups.
    I only used 2 Tablespoons of sugar.
    I increased the salt to 1 1/4 tsp.
    and lastly I increased the water to 1 1/4 cups.

  22. Thank you Soooooo Much for sharing these things are amazing. I have tried so many different ways to make these and they came out PEeerfect WITH your recipe! THANK YOU AGAIN! Happy baking. :-)

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