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Mom’s Dinner Rolls Recipes

Unbelievably soft and melt-in-your-mouth goodness, these dinner rolls are perfect for a small sandwich or just an accompaniment to the main course.

Cuisine : American,
Recipe Yields : 20 rolls
Prep time : 30 minutes
Cook time : 18 minutes
Keywords : dinner rolls,


  • 2 Tablespoons yeast (- I use Red Star)
  • 3 Tablespoons powdered milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 cups warm water (- not hot, not cold)
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 5-6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon butter (- for brushing on top after baking)
  • sprinkle kosher salt


  1. In large standing mixer, combine the yeast, powdered milk, sugar, and warm water. Be careful to use warm water, not hot.
  2. Mix with a rubber scraper and let sit for about 15 minutes to get the yeast working. Add the salt and canola oil and mix again.
  3. Gradually add 5-6 cups of flour until you get just the right consistency. The dough will pull away from the sides of the mixer when it is close to being ready. You want the dough to be soft but not too sticky.
  4. Grease a large bowl with canola oil and add the dough. Punch the dough down into a nice smooth ball. Place smooth side up and cover with a clean kitchen towel. Place in a warm corner of your kitchen.
  5. Let the dough rise until doubled in size. This could take anywhere from 30 minutes up to more than an hour. Punch down and smooth it out, and let it rise again.
  6. Take the dough and cut off small sections (about a third of a cup in size) and form into rolls (using a greased baking mat or cutting board). Place rolls into greased pans, making sure the rolls barely touch one another.
  7. Cover rolls with clean town and let rise again, about 30 minutes. Be careful to not let the dough rise too much or air pockets will form on the top.
  8. Bake on 350 degrees for approximately 18 – 20 minutes, depending on the size of rolls and the type of pan you use. You will know they are done when they are golden brown on top and are just starting to brown on the bottom.
  9. Remove rolls from pan, brush tops with butter, and sprinkle with kosher salt. Let rolls cool on baking racks and store in airtight bags.
  10. Before serving, warm the dinner rolls up slightly so they are nice and soft.

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