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Easy Crescent Rolls

Rated as 4.6 out of 5 Stars

"I learned to cook and bake under my mother's fantastic guidance. She always treated the family to home-baked bread and I've learned to do the same."
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30 m servings
Original recipe yields 36 servings


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  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs until light. Add to yeast mixture; set aside. In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 cup flour, sugar and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in yeast mixture. Stir in enough remaining flour until dough leaves the side of the bowl and is soft (dough will be sticky). Do not knead. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Punch dough down. Turn onto a well-floured surface; divide into thirds. Roll each into a 12-in. circle; cut each circle into 12 wedges. Roll up wedges from wide end and place with pointed end down 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Curve ends to form a crescent shape. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes. Bake at 375 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks.


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This recipe was really easy! Here are a couple of tips: the dough is really sticky, so make sure you counter is floured well! If you want "normal" size crescents the end width should be about ...

These rolls are nice and fluffy! Just be sure that you plan ahead because these rolls need to go in the fridge the night before you bake. Also, after you shape the crescent rolls on the baking s...

These were fantastic!!! I didn't have any shortening so I substituted butter and it turned out very well.

I made these rolls for my family's dinner. They all liked them just fine. I just don't know that they're worth the extra effort of making the day before. I used my KitchenAid, and that made the ...

I can't believe how easy this was! I've been looking for an easy way to make crescent rolls and couldn't find a recipe for it, so I figured it just wasn't possible. I'm glad I tried this one! ...

I've made this several times and they're very yummy. Cut leavening agent in half for high altitude (10,000ft) and it works fine.

These were really easy to make and turned out fine. The only problem I had was that the dough didn't really do anything in the fridge, so punching it was pointless and they didn't rise during t...

awesome and better then store bought and easy recipe!!!! thanks so much for sharing

These rolls had a wonderful flavor and were easy to make. I can't wait to make them again.