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Parker House Dinner Rolls

You won’t be able to eat just one of my mom’s famous yeast rolls. They’re light and fluffy with a wonderful flavor…and even more delicious served warm with a little butter. —Susan Hansen, Auburn, Alabama
  • Total Time
    Prep: 1 hour + rising Bake: 10 min.
  • Makes
    3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1/2 cups boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 3 eggs
  • 6-3/4 to 7-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the shortening, sugar and salt. Stir in boiling water. Cool to 110°-115°. Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add yeast mixture, eggs and 3 cups flour to shortening mixture. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  • Punch dough down; turn onto a lightly floured surface. Roll dough to 1/2-in. thickness. Cut with a 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter. Fold circles in half; press edges to seal. Place 2 in. apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • Bake at 400° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks. Brush with butter. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 roll: 134 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 150mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.
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