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Freezer Crescent Rolls

Bake up sweet convenience with this freezer-friendly dough from Kristine Buck of Payson, Utah. “This recipe was handed down to me from my aunt, an awesome cook!” says Kristine. “I love having homemade rolls available anytime I want...especially during the holidays.”
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + freezing Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    32 rolls

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 2 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup mashed potato flakes
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 6 to 6-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Directions

  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add butter, milk powder, sugar, potato flakes, eggs, salt and 3 cups flour; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • Turn dough onto a well-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. Roll each portion into a 12-in. circle; cut each into 16 wedges. Roll up wedges from the wide ends. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets, point side down; curve to form crescents. Freeze until firm. Transfer to airtight freezer containers; freeze up to 4 weeks.
  • To use frozen rolls: Arrange frozen rolls 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Cover with lightly greased waxed paper; thaw in the refrigerator overnight. To bake, preheat oven to 350°. Let rolls rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. Bake until golden brown, 15-17 minutes. Serve warm.
To bake rolls without freezing: Prepare and shape rolls as directed; arrange 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Cover with lightly greased plastic wrap; let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake until golden brown, 15-17 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1 roll: 137 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 147mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
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