Golden Crescent Rolls


This homemade crescent roll recipe makes two dozen sweet, fluffy crescent rolls with a texture similar to croissants but a little denser.

Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 35 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 30 mins
24 rolls


  • 2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast

  • ¾ cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup butter, cut into pieces, at room temperature

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted, or as needed


  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water in a bowl. Let stand until yeast softens and begins to form a creamy foam, about 5 minutes.

  2. Combine 2 cups flour, sugar, butter pieces, eggs, and salt in a bowl; add yeast mixture and stir until well combined. Mix in remaining 2 cups flour until smooth. Scrape dough from the sides of the bowl and mix to incorporate. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 1/2 hours.

  3. Punch down dough, then divide in half. Roll each half into a 12-inch-wide circle. Spread 2 tablespoons softened butter over each circle, then cut each circle into 12 wedges.

  4. Starting at the wide end, roll one wedge toward the point to form a crescent. Place onto a greased baking sheet with the point facing down. Repeat to shape remaining rolls. Cover and let rise until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.

  5. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and brush tops with melted butter.

    close up view of Golden Crescent Rolls in a red basket
    Jan Dickson Myers

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

159 Calories
7g Fat
20g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 159
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 136mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 3g
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 42mg 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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