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Sweet and Soft Homemade Dinner Rolls

Sweet and Soft Homemade Dinner Rolls

These sweet and soft homemade dinner rolls are so flavorful and incredibly light and fluffy. You will want to share and keep coming back for more.

Servings 15 Rolls


  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • ¼ cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour plus additional if needed
  • butter for brushing tops


  1. Warm your milk over the stove and then stir in the sugar to dissolve.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer, add in warm milk and sugar mixture and sprinkle over yeast. Allow to stand for 10 minutes until foamy.
  3. Add in salt, butter, egg, and 2 cups bread flour and 1/2 cup all-purpose flour.

  4. With your dough hook, start on low speed to start incorporating your ingredients. Increase your speed to medium and slowly add the remaining ½ cup of flour (or more) until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Your dough should be only slightly sticky and soft.

  5. Transfer the dough to a lightly greased mixing bowl. (Or what I like to do is transfer my dough to a piece of parchment paper while I wash and dry my mixing bowl. Then I grease that with coconut oil and place the dough back in for it's first rise. I don't like making extra dishes :) ) Cover with a towel or plastic wrap and let rise 90 minutes.

  6. Grease a 9 x 13 baking pan. Punch down the dough and divide into 15 pieces. Place on your greased baking pan in 5 rows of 3.

  7. Cover and let rise 1 hour.
  8. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake the rolls for 12 to 14 minutes, until lightly browned.
  9. Remove rolls from oven and immediately brush with melted butter.
  10. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

You can use the full 3 cups of all-purpose flour or the full 3 cups of bread flour if you like. I just really like the texture you get when you combine them this way.

To freeze, I like to initially wrap them in plastic wrap and then place them into a zip lock bag. This way, you can only take out what you need the night before to allow to thaw in the fridge or an hour or two at room temperature. You can also freeze them like this in pairs or threes.