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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

  • To help the dough rise faster:  While you are preparing your dough, turn the oven on and heat to 175 degrees and then turn it off.  Put rolls in oven to rise for 15 minutes, remove rolls and then turn oven to 350 degrees.  Bake as directed.