How to make Crescent Shaped Rolls {Step by Step Pictures}
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Recipe type: Dinner Rolls
Serves: 24 rolls
  • 1½ cups warm water
  • 4 tsp yeast
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup melted shortening, cooled (I use butter flavored)
  • 3 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1½ tsp salt
  • 4½ cups flour
  • ½ cup butter
  • Flour for rolling out rolls
  1. In a large mixing bowl combine warm water and yeast
  2. let set until yeast is dissolved (about 5 minutes)
  3. Add sugar, melted shortening, eggs, salt, and flour mix well by hand or with a mixer, the dough will be very sticky
  4. Cover and let rise for 2 hours
  5. After dough has risen, put a large amount of flour out onto a clean surface dump the dough out onto it, you will need to put more flour on the top. Split the dough in to two equal pieces. Set 1 half aside (on a floured surface so it won't stick) and roll the other half out into a circle with 12-14 inch diameter.
  6. Using a pizza cutter, cut rolled out dough into 12 equal triangles, just like you would cut a pizza.
  7. Melt the ½ cup of butter and butter each triangle (you can butter the whole circle before you cut it if you prefer)
  8. Starting on the shortest side of the triange, begin rolling dough until you make it all the way to the point. Place rolled up rolls 2 inches apart on a large cookie sheet.
  9. Repeat steps with other ½ of dough
  10. Let rolled up rolls rise for 40-60 minutes or until they are almost doubled in size.
  11. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 12-15 minutes. In my oven it took the full 15 minutes.
  12. When rolls come out of the oven, brush top of each roll with remaining melted butter.
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