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Buttery Dinner Rolls in the Bread Machine

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You can easily make these buttery dinner rolls in the bread machine and you’ll have perfect rolls every time! Great for family gatherings.

Mouthwatering Buttery dinner rolls in a bread machine

With the weather finally cooling off here in Southern Texas, I have been really into making more soups and stews. Of course, you can’t have an amazing bowl of soup without a delicious, buttery dinner roll to go with it right? I made a large pot of chicken noodle soup last week and needed some something to go with it. Here’s where these buttery dinner rolls come in. Besides being easy to make with a Bread Machine, the dough turned out so smooth. It wasn’t sticky or too tight, but perfection.

How to make buttery dinner rolls in a bread machine

Add ingredients in the order listed to the bowl of a bread machine and use the dough cycle to make the dough.

Once the dough cycle is complete, turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. I used this Silicone Pastry Mat to roll out the bread roll dough. 

Mouthwatering Buttery dinner rolls in a bread machine

Divide the dough into 24 equal parts and shape them into a ball. One reader suggests making a circle with your thumb and index finger and pushing the dough through the circle to create a good ball shape with a flatter base

Mouthwatering Buttery dinner rolls in a bread machine

Place all 24 rolls into a glass baking dish, cover with a light towel and let rise in a warm area for 30-45 minutes. After rising, bake the rolls at 350 for about 15 minutes, or until the tops become golden brown. Immediately top with butter!

Mouthwatering Buttery dinner rolls in a bread machine

Can I make dinner rolls with a mixer instead?

If you don’t have a bread maker, you can still make these dinner rolls! You’ll want to add the warm milk, sugar, and yeast to the mixing bowl first to let the yeast proof for about 5 minutes. It will get frothy. Then mix in the eggs and butter, and finally the dry ingredients. The exact time for kneading with a dough hook will vary, but the dough should get very elastic. Do the pinch test to be sure it’s ready by pinching the dough lightly and pulling. The dinner roll dough should bounce back if it’s ready to be rolled out. Follow the same methods for the rest of the process.

Easy, delicious, buttery dinner rolls made in the bread machine. Perfect for Thanksgiving Dinner

How to freeze dinner roll dough for later:

After rolling into balls, place balls of dough onto a cookie sheet to rise. Make sure to keep them separate enough so they do not touch after rising. Rise 30-45 minutes, then place in the freezer for 10-15 minutes to partially freeze. Place balls of dough into a freezer bag and back into the freezer to keep for later. When you are ready to bake the dinner rolls, place the balls of dough in a greased baking pan to thaw in a warm place. Once they have thawed, bake as normal.

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Mouthwatering Buttery dinner rolls in a bread machine
Easy, delicious, buttery dinner rolls made in the bread machine. Perfect for Thanksgiving Dinner

Buttery Dinner Rolls in the Bread Machine

Yield: 24 rolls
Prep Time: 3 hours
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes

Delicious, soft and buttery dinner rolls that you can make in a bread machine with little to no effort. Make ahead for special occasions!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, , softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp . salt
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 2 1/4 tsp . active dry yeast

Instructions

  1. Add ingredients to bread machine according to manufacturer directions.
  2. Set on dough cycle
  3. Once cycle is complete, roll dough out onto a lightly floured surface
  4. Divide into 24 equal portions, and form each portion into a ball.
  5. Place shaped dough balls onto a greased 13x9 baking pan
  6. Let rise in a warm area for 30-45 minutes, until almost doubled
  7. Bake at 350 for 13-15 minutes.
  8. Rub tops with butter while still warm.

Notes

To freeze for baking later:

After rolling into balls, place balls of dough onto a cookie sheet to rise. Make sure to keep them separate enough so they do not touch after rising. Rise 30-45 minutes, then place in the freezer for 10-15 minutes to partially freeze. Place balls of dough into a freezer bag, and place back in the freezer to use later.

When ready to bake, place dough in a greased baking pan to thaw in a warm place. Once thawed, bake as normal.

To make with a mixer:

Add the warm milk, sugar, and yeast to a mixing bowl first to let the yeast proof for about 5 minutes. It will get frothy. Then mix in the butter and eggs, and finally the dry ingredients. The exact time for kneading with a dough hook will vary, but the dough should get very elastic. Do the pinch test to be sure it's ready by pinching the dough lightly and pulling. The dinner roll dough should bounce back if it's ready to be rolled out. Follow the instructions above for rolling out and baking.

Nutrition Information
Yield 24 Serving Size 1 Servings
Amount Per Serving Calories 137Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 26mgSodium 188mgCarbohydrates 19gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 4g

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Susan

Tuesday 16th of November 2021

My son said they tasted like they came from a fancy restaurant. Going to make them again for Thanksgiving.

Kel

Sunday 7th of November 2021

These were amazing!!! I will be making these often!

Denise

Sunday 13th of June 2021

I made these for Thanksgiving dinner last year. I’m not a good bread maker so I got canned crescent rolls as a back up. Didn’t need them. They came out perfectly. Wowed everyone. Today I wanted to make them for Sunday dinner but didn’t have time for both rises after church so I ran the dough cycle and rolled the dough into the rolls. Put them in a pan, covered it and put it in the fridge. They were in there for about 3 hours. When I took it out of the fridge they had risen a little. Finished the rise and baked them. Came out perfect! So good.

Maija

Tuesday 30th of March 2021

I made these today and the recipe looks really good I messed it up somehow. I followed the directions and baked them for 15 plus an additional 3 minutes and they were still not golden brown and the insides were still doughy.

Amanda

Wednesday 31st of March 2021

Hi Maija! Thanks for your feedback. I'm sorry you experienced some trouble with baking times. It may have nothing at all to do with how you made the recipe, but perhaps a difference in ovens. I hope you give them another try, and just bake for slightly longer until they are golden on top :)

Sheri

Sunday 21st of February 2021

This is an incredible recipe! I have made them several times and these rolls are hands down my families favorite.

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