Sweet Dinner Rolls


This sweet roll recipe makes wonderful dinner rolls but can also be used to make cinnamon rolls. Mix the dough in your bread machine but bake the rolls in the oven. They're light, soft, and sweet.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs


  • ½ cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)

  • ½ cup warm milk

  • cup butter, softened

  • 1 large egg

  • 3 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

  • cup white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast

  • ¼ cup butter, softened


  1. Place water, milk, 1/3 cup butter, egg, flour, sugar, salt, and yeast into the pan of a bread machine in the order listed, or follow the order recommended by your manufacturer if different. Select Dough/Knead and First Rise Cycle; press start.

  2. When the cycle finishes, turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide dough in half. Roll each half into a 12-inch circle. Spread 1/4 cup softened butter over entire round. Cut each circle into 8 wedges. Roll wedges starting at the wide end; roll gently but tightly. Place point side down on ungreased cookie sheet. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and put in a warm place to let rise for 1 hour.

  3. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden, 10 to 15 minutes.

    close up on a plate full of golden-brown sweet dinner rolls
    Dotdash Meredith Food Studios

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

192 Calories
8g Fat
27g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 192
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 202mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 4g
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 58mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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