One Rise Crescent Rolls

Tender and delicious Crescent Rolls made in about an hour.

Course Side Dish
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter {cut into cubes}
  • 3 1/4-3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 pkg instant yeast
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg


  1. Place milk and butter in a glass measuring cup and microwave for 1 minute 20 seconds. Butter might not be totally melted but that's alright, it will continue to melt from the heat of the milk. Set aside. In a large bowl mix together 2 cups flour, yeast, sugar and salt. When milk mixture has cooled a bit {but should still be warm} add it to the flour mixture, along with the egg. Using the paddle attachment, mix until combined. Switch to the dough hook and add remaining flour. The amount will vary a bit, start with an additional cup and up to a total of 3 1/2 cups. Dough will leave the sides of the bowl. Continue mixing with the dough hook for 4 minutes {this will act as your kneading step}. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and let rest for about 10 minutes. 

  2. Roll rested dough into a large circle. Cut into 12 equal triangles {like a pizza}, I like to cut the dough in half, then each half in half and then finally 3 triangles from each quarter. Roll each crescent by starting at the wide end and rolling toward the center.  Place onto a greased or parchment lined cookie sheet.  Let rolls sit in a warm place {see notes} for 20-30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake risen rolls for 15-20 minutes or until the top is golden brown.

Recipe Notes