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Here’s another great recipe for our Golden Thanksgiving! Today, I’m sharing a recipe for easy homemade crescent rolls that come out beautiful and golden (see the connection?). I’m not one for spending hours in the kitchen but I love homemade breads and rolls. While I love my other Homemade Dinner Rolls, there is just something extra fancy about crescent rolls, especially on a Thanksgiving Table.
Slather these babies with some cranberry sauce (and if you’re not a fan of that, some homemade strawberry jam is amazing with them!), and you will have people thinking you spent hours baking in the kitchen.
I use my handy Kitchenaid mixer for these. I HATE kneading by hand and it does a great job!
Here’s the recipe. Your family will love smelling homemade rolls in the oven!
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 2 tsp yeast
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 egg well-beaten
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup butter softened
In a mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add sugar to the yeast. Melt butter and stir the milk into the butter. Add egg. Mix in yeast/sugar mixture. Sitr in enough flour to make a stiff dough. Knead 5-7 minutes on floured surface (when I'm lazy, I use my Kitchenaid mixer).Place in a greased bowl and put in a warm place to rise for 30 minutes. Punch dough down. Roll dough out into a circle about 1/2" thick. Spread the softened butter on dough. Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife, split dough into 8-12 wedges. Roll wedges beginning at widest end to smallest end to make a crescent shape. Put on a greased cookie sheet and cover. Let rise in warm place for 30 minutes.
Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Brush more butter over the tops while they are still warm.