Sweet Dinner Rolls

This Sweet Dinner Rolls Recipe makes soft & fluffy rolls that are so easy to make from scratch! Baking with yeast can be easy, and this dinner roll recipe will be one that you will make time and time again. Top these with creamy honey butter and they’re perfect for weeknight dinners, or holiday meals!

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Easy Homemade Dinner Rolls

Baking bread from scratch is easier than you’d think, especially when you use a quick-rising yeast. Baking fresh bread started as a holiday tradition in my house, but has quickly become something we enjoy to do even on weeknights. There is really nothing better than a warm sweet dinner roll, right out of the oven and topped with honey butter!

AND I’ve used honey right in the dough, as well as on top to really amp up the sweetness factor which makes these fluffy, soft and a little chewy just like a great bread recipe should be!

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How to Make Dinner Rolls: Baking with Yeast is Easier Than You Think!

If you have a mixer with attachments this roll recipe is EXTRA easy! You start the process with the paddle attachment to combine the ingredients, and then finish it up with the dough hook!

If you don’t have a dough hook attachment on your mixer, it’s no problem at all! You can knead the dough by hand and achieve the same results!

Quick or Rapid Rise Yeast is a HUGE time saver! The dough only takes about 30 minutes in a warm place to rise. You want your rolls to double in size before baking them. You could even form the rolls into balls and let the dough slow rise overnight in the refrigerator if you are trying to prep ahead!

Easy Sweet Dinner Rolls recipe

Once the rolls have doubled in size just bake them in the oven at 375°F. Your house will smell glorious, I kid you not!

And like I said I used honey in the dinner rolls to give them a subtle sweetness, but the magic really happens when you spread melted honey butter on top of your sweet dinner rolls.

Quick and easy sweet dinner rolls recipe

These sweet dinner rolls are best served warm. They are fluffy and chewy, exactly how you want a dinner roll recipe to be.

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This Sweet Dinner Roll Recipe shouldn’t be saved for special occasions. Once you make them, you’ll see how easy baking with yeast can be!

Rapid Rise Yeast makes these easy sweet dinner rolls great even for beginners

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Sweet Dinner Rolls

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 60 minutes
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield Yield: 12 rolls 1x
  • Category Category: Bread
  • Method Method: Baking
  • Cuisine Cuisine: Dinner

Description:

This Sweet Dinner Rolls Recipe makes soft & fluffy rolls that are so easy to make from scratch! Baking with yeast can be easy, and this dinner roll recipe will be one that you will make time and time again.


Ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 – 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 (2-1/4 tsp.) packet Fleischmann’s® RapidRise® Yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup milk (whole, 2%, 1% or skim)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • tablespoons salted butter 
  • 1/4 cup honey

Topping:

  • 1/4 cup salted butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey

Instructions

  1. Combine 1 cup flour, dry yeast and salt in bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and stir until blended. Combine milk, water, butter, and honey in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second increments until very warm but not hot to the touch (120°F – 130°F). Add to flour mixture.
  2. Mix for 2 minutes on medium speed, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. Add in 1/2 cup more flour mix for 2 more minutes on high speed. Stir in just enough of the remaining flour (3/4 to 1 cup) so that the dough will form into a ball.
  3. Replace the paddle attachment for the dough hook attachment and mix on medium speed for 6-8 minutes, until the dough is smooth and elastic and springs back when lightly pressed with 2 fingers. Alternately you can do this step by hand, kneading the dough on a lightly floured surface for 6-8 minutes. Cover with a towel and let rest for 10 minutes.
  4. Cut the dough into 12 equal pieces and shape into balls using your hands. Place in greased 8-inch round or square pan. Cover the rolls with a towel and let them rise in a warm place, until they’re doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
  5. Bake rolls in preheated 375ºF oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. For the topping combine the butter and honey in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds until butter is melted. Mix together and brush the melted honey butter on warm rolls.
  7. Serve warm.

Notes:

Store airtight for up to 2 days. Best served warm.

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Regina
November 18, 2020 12:20 pm

I have been on the hunt for the perfect yeast roll recipe for years. Mine always turn out dry or caked. This recipe is really different from any I’ve tried and your pictures look like what I’m looking for (like a Golden Corral type yeast roll). I just made 2 versions of your recipe: one with bread flour and the other with all purpose. I used bread flour first and noticed the dough was really tough after the 6-8 minute kneading with dough hook. I followed the amounts exactly. I made again with AP flour and carefully watched the dough… Read more »

Jackie
November 12, 2020 8:00 pm

Hi Shelly
I want to make this recipe a week inadvanced, how do I go about making,forming and freezing this recipe. And, also do I thaw them in the refrigerator the night before baking.

RAR
October 30, 2020 5:51 pm

I don’t know what I missed here. I have been baking bread for over 40 years, so I have a little experience in getting good as well as bad results. Every recipe for yeast bread I have made calls for letting the dough rise double in size once after kneading and before shaping and a second time after shaping. Your recipe called for letting it rest 10 min after kneading. I was a little skeptical, but decided to try the recipe as written. (I have been pleasantly surprised with other recipes I was unfamiliar with.) I followed the recipe exactly,… Read more »

Clint
November 28, 2020 6:39 pm
Reply to  Shelly

Instant did the trick for me. Great rolls! I used the bread machine like another commenter did, perfect.

Judykay
October 17, 2020 8:42 pm

To be clear, I would put them in fridge after shaping them when wanting to make ahead?

Judykay
October 11, 2020 8:25 pm

Shelly, I would like to make rolls for Thanksgiving. Naturally with all that’s goes into that day, making the rolls the day ahead would be great. Is that possible with this recipe and if so, how long before I would bake them should I take them out of the fridge? Thanks jk

Jeniley
September 26, 2020 4:41 pm

Just made these! Threw it all in my bread machine on dough setting. Then followed steps 4-6. Came out great!

Bee
August 18, 2020 4:12 am

Made these with almond milk and whole wheat flour instead of ap flour and they were devineeeee

Instead of the instant raise, I did an overnight bulk fermentation (because I’m lazy) and the honey SHONE

My breads usually fail the first three to four times before I succeed but these were a winner from the first try. They are now my staple. Thank you so so much!

Para
July 28, 2020 11:25 pm

Absolutely amazing!!! Perfect sweet rolls recipe. Light, fluffy , just the perfect amount of sweetness. Thank you Shelly for sharing this easy delicious recipe! I will definitely be making these again!

J C
July 26, 2020 6:22 am

I made them once and they came out delicious. I want to do them again but double the recipe. Is it easily doubled?

Melissa
June 3, 2020 7:29 pm

I made these rolls today on a whim. The recipe was so easy to follow; I appreciate all the directions and comments. These rolls were so delicious! My husband said to never buy rolls again. He expects these! Thank you for the recipe!

virginia
June 1, 2020 11:59 am

How would you serve these rolls?

ASMI
May 18, 2020 7:35 pm

This was the easiest and best rolls I’ve ever made. Everyone lived it. We have to double the recipe next time as they are them all.

Keayonna Carroll
May 6, 2020 12:59 pm

Greetings! Recipe looks delicious. Gonna make some today with dinner. Can I sub whole milk with almond milk?

Eduardo
April 28, 2020 9:51 pm

The dinner rolles turned out very well. Every one liked them.

Mary
April 10, 2020 10:41 am

Hello, I will be using traditional active dry yeast for this recipe. Will I add it directly to the flour, or will I need to proof it first?

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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