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The Best Dinner Rolls

Buttery, soft and light as a feather- this recipe for The Best Dinner Rolls have become my go-to roll recipe!
Course Breads Rolls
Prep Time 3 hours
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Servings 24
Author Holly


  • 1 1/2 cups warm whole milk 105 degrees F., divided
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast I always use rapid rise/bread machine yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 6 Tablespoons salted butter melted
  • 2 large eggs


  • In a small bowl stir together 1/2 cup of the warm milk, sugar, yeast and salt. Let stand for 5 minutes or until foamy and bubbly. Stir in 1/2 cup of the flour. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, with the dough hook, beat melted butter, eggs and remaining 1 cup milk. Mix on low speed until combined.
  • Add the yeast mixture and continue to beat until well combined.
  • Gradually add in remaining flour and continue mixing until dough pulls away from the side of the bowl. Continue to beat on low speed for 5 minutes to knead dough.
  • (Dough will be sticky, if it is too sticky then add 1/4 cup flour but no more than that.)
  • Spray a large bowl with non-stick spray. Place dough in bowl then cover with a clean kitchen towel. Let rise until doubled in size. About 1 to 2 hours depending on how warm your kitchen is.)
  • Lightly flour a clean kitchen counter and turn out dough onto it. Divide dough in half and shape each half into a ball. Cover and let rest 10 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or grease with non-stick spray.
  • Divide dough into 24 pieces (about 2 ounces each if you want to weigh them) and roll each into a ball. Place each dough ball, side by side, in prepared pan. Cover and let rise until double in size (about 30 minutes.)
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Brush tops of rolls with melted butter. Serve warm and enjoy!


Recipe updated: 10/22/19