the naughty award-winning butter dinner rolls - Color Me Meg

the naughty award-winning butter dinner rolls


homemade dinner rolls best butter crescent recipe
these naughty butter rolls are usually my contribution to a holiday meal. 
i don’t mind making them, though in large quantities, it is a bit of time…
but mostly cause it means i get to be the one to eat half of them while hot,
rub in all the extra butter on the the dough i want with my bare hands,
and dip them the minute they come out in hot butter and giggle like paula deen while i shovel on more butter…. don’t fear the butter!
{i have posted these before, but they looked so much better this time that i wanted to update the picture… since you know, it’s more about the picture nowadays anyway… unless you are the type to actually come back and make these after pinning them to your “i must make this tomorrow” board. 
ps, i we like to call these “award winning” cause i did win a pretty big bake off with these babies. though, i served them hot, with a side of melted butter. 
…those poor {other} breads, didn’t stand a chance….

the naughty award-winning butter dinner rolls


  • 2 c. milk
  • 1/2 c. butter (1 stick- salted.
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 2 t. salt
  • 7 c. flour
  • 4 eggs (beaten)
  • 2 T. yeast

what to do

{preheat oven to 350 degrees}

1. dissolve yeast in 1/2 c. warm water and sprinkle

with sugar

2. put first 4 ingredients in large bowl and

microwave for 4 minutes

3. add 3 cups flour to melted ingredients, stir.

4. add yeast and beaten eggs to mixture, stir

5. add another 4 cups flour to mixture, stir

6. let dough rise uncovered in bowl for 1 hour

7. after rising, divide dough in half and roll out

each half like pizza dough to 1/4 in. thick

8. spread melted butter* onto dough**

9. cut with pizza slicer into 16 slices and roll from

wide edge in

10. place rolls on greased cookie sheet**** and bake @

350 for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden

11. brush again with butter while hot then transfer to towels to cool. if you are feeling particularly healthy, go ahead and dip it in melted butter before you eat it.

i triple dog dare you.

tips and secrets:
*    I actually sprinkle on some sugar here. sue me.
**  There is no such thing as too much butter… so don’t even think about skimpin!
*** If you don’t have a pizza slicer, it is easiest to cut from the middle to the outside with a sharper knife.
**** I even go further and usually use parchment


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About Meg

I am Meg. A health and fitness coach, a color lover, and a wish-i-owned-a-house-er. My husband and I are self-declared foodies and LOVE cooking together and doing home projects. We blog about our [mostly] healthy food and DIY adventures from sunny Arizona with our 3 cutie kids. Email me at colormemegblog at gmail dot com to work with me!

2 comments on the naughty award-winning butter dinner rolls

  1. Anonymous
    April 3, 2013 at 3:39 am (6 years ago)

    They turned out beautiful!!! They look so yummy :)Sarah Georges Larson

  2. Aaron S
    April 3, 2013 at 4:06 pm (6 years ago)

    Pretty sure I could eat entire batches of these in one sitting. Crescent rolls are my favorite!