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Dinner Rolls

My family loves the fragrance of these dinner rolls as they bake, and each person has come to expect them whenever I make a special meal. After that meal, these rolls can be easily reheated and "freshened." Just pop them in the microwave, or put them in a moistened paper bag and then place the bag in an oven on low heat. —Anna Baker, Blaine, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1-1/4 cups warm 2% milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 6 to 6-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Melted butter, optional

Directions

  • In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. In a large bowl, combine milk, softened butter, eggs, sugar, salt, yeast mixture and 3 cups flour; beat on medium speed until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • Turn dough onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover; let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Punch down dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide in half. Divide and shape each portion into 12 balls. Place rolls in 2 greased 13x9-in. baking pans. Cover with clean kitchen towels; let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Bake until golden brown, 20-25 minutes. If desired, brush tops lightly with melted butter. Cool on wire racks. Serve warm.
If Cooking for Two: Freeze baked rolls in heavy-duty freezer bags; thaw when ready to use.
Nutrition Facts
1 roll: 173 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 191mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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