Mom’s Christmas Rolls

For as long as I can remember, these rolls have been a part of Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner and not only a part, but my favorite part :) That may seem silly when these two holidays are often filled with honey roasted ham, turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and many other delicious items but these rolls have always held the highest place in my tummy :D

 photo bb0122d9-b7f1-4462-953c-9cfacb62dfa0_zpsd894edba.jpg

No matter how stuffed I get, there is always room for seconds on rolls and that is after starting with at least two rolls on my plate :) First sign of addiction? Possibly :D

 photo 355b7eef-11b9-4380-8374-70fad4d62194_zps087ffee3.jpg

These rolls are so delicious warm out of the oven and smothered in butter and honey or jelly.

 photo PC143690_zpsff2b17b0.jpg

My amazing, sweet mother made a special pre-Christmas batch so that I could share the recipe with all of you. Enjoy!

Christmas Rolls
~32 rolls

2 t yeast
1 c whole milk
1/2 c sugar (+ 1/2 t for yeast)
1/2 t salt
1/2 c butter (1 stick)
2 eggs
4 c flour

Prepare Dough:

  • Dissolve 2 t yeast, 1/2 t sugar in 2 T warm water.
  • Cook milk in a saucepan on medium heat until bubbles form on edges. Remove from heat. Add sugar, salt and butter.
  • In large bowl, beat 2 eggs. Once milk mixture has reached room temperature, add to the eggs. Add yeast and mix. Add 4 cups of flour and mix again.
  • Chill in fridge for several hours (dough can be chilled overnight if wanting to make the night before).

Prepare Rolls:

If making whole recipe, split dough in half. Flatten dough to prepare for rolling.

 photo PC133574_zpsf025a35d.jpg

Roll out the dough. Flip the dough over.

 photo PC133579_zps72475a82.jpg

Roll dough out until about 1/4 inch thick (maybe even less, see picture). Start by melting a 1/2 stick (1/4 c) of butter. Melt more if needed. Brush melted butter on dough.

 photo 40194bf4-e4b4-47ef-b7c2-6936f1c02f97_zps97c8e7ae.jpg

Slice dough into 16 sections. Dip end of knife in flour to help ease slicing through dough.

 photo 6ffdc9b3-ec2d-474e-a564-88f46387f533_zpsda03527c.jpg

Start rolling each section of dough, starting from the larger end. Repeat steps for other half of dough.

 photo a5bf160a-8e06-4ef3-8057-5d37b142dd6d_zps9d59c5de.jpg

Place rolls on a baking sheet and let rise until they double in size. Bake at 375 Fahrenheit on the middle rack until golden, about 10-15 minutes. Their tops can get dark fairly quickly so make sure to stay close.

 photo e0b0f009-15b8-4fb4-9c6c-13d4975bf825_zps2d66906b.jpg

Music For Your Ears:

~Hold On by Alabama Shakes

More To Love:

GF/DF Chocolate Cookies

GF/DF Chocolate Cookies

Christmas Cookies

Christmas Cookies

Santa's Private Reserve

Santa’s Private Reserve

PB Kiss Cookies

PB Kiss Cookies

About these ads

39 responses to “Mom’s Christmas Rolls

  1. You are so thoughtful to share this family recipe. I am so making them. We bought a small turkey and were planning on making all the “Thanksgiving fixings to go with”. I can’t wait to add your rolls to our menu. Thank you again! And give your mom a big hug from this blogger! Cheers! :D

  2. Lucky you! You get to enjoy these for the blog, and again on Christmas! These look terrific – I gotta try these. Thanks so much!

    • I am feeling pretty lucky :) I am still excited for the Christmas ones though! My mom also makes candy canes- a pastry with similar dough as these but with a sweet cranberry sauce swirled between layers. Enjoy!

  3. Oh those are so cute and I’m sure they’re delicious! They look like they’re totally made with love :) I love Christmas traditions like this!

Comments make me :D

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s