Best Ever Homemade Crescent Rolls

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This homemade crescent rolls recipe makes the best crescent rolls you will ever taste!


  • 4 1/2 teaspoons yeast
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 4 cups flour


  1. Mix sugar, salt and yeast in your mixer.
  2. Add in the shortening, water and eggs. Mix with your bread hook (if you have one).
  3. Slowly add in flour.
  4. Cover the dough with a towel and allow to rise in warm place for 1 1/2 hours.
  5. Now, it’s time to roll the dough into crescent roll shape. First, split your dough into two equal halves.
  6. Roll one half into a 12-inch circle on a floured surface. Cover the circle of rough with softened butter.
  7. Cut each circle into 16 wedges.
  8. Roll up each wedge, starting at the the widest, rounded edge.
  9. Place the rolls, with points underneath, on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  10. Repeat with the other half of dough until all the rolls are made.
  11. Cover the rolls with the towel and allow to double for 1 more hour. 
  12. Bake at 375 degrees for 7 to 8 minutes. Watch for a light brown and remove the rolls at that point. Brush the crescent rolls with melted butter while still warm from the oven.