Homemade Crescent Rolls

Homemade Crescent Rolls
I love these crescent rolls because they are easy and delicious.  This recipe makes  a large batch, so I like to freeze half of the dough after rolling into crescents.   When you’re ready to use just thaw, let rise, and bake!

Homemade Crescent Rolls

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  • 3 tsp. yeast
  • 2 cups of warm water
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup mashed potato flakes
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6-6 1/2 cups of flour


  • In large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the butter, dry milk powder, sugar, potato flakes, eggs, salt, and some flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a firm dough.
  • Turn onto a heavily floured surface; knead 8-10 times. Roll into two 12in. circles and cut each circle into 12 wedges. Roll up wedges, starting at widest end first, to form a crescent shape.
  • Let rise in a warm place for 1 hour or until doubled. Bake @ 350 degrees for 15-17 minutes or until golden brown.


  1. Cher says:

    The family gave this one a big thumbs up. This was delicious and very easy. I will definitely make these again.

    FYI, I didnt have the dry milk powder. I only noticed it after I started making it. I left it out, and they were still fantastic. I will try it again with the milk powder.

  2. aleatha says:

    Just put everything together and now they’re sitting to rise. I accidentally doubled the yeast (tbsp vs tsp) right from the start, so I just went from there. what a huuuge batch! Ive got 2/3 of it in the freezer. Thank you so much for posting this! I’m excited to feed the man well tonight!

  3. Karen C says:

    Made a batch today and I love the flavor of the dough. I froze half the batch. Was very easy and liked the one raise process. I love to bake and usually use my sister-in-law’s bun recipe. This may be my new go to one.

  4. carrian says:

    these look awesome! Sharing on fb next week!

    • Erica says:

      Thanks Cariann!!! I just made your pumpkin marshmallow cookies at ohsweetbasil.com and they were amazing!

  5. Crystal says:

    Can I use powdered buttermilk?

  6. Fabeha says:

    Can you plz elaborate mashed potato flakes….do we grate raw potato or boil and then mash it?

    • Erica says:

      They are usually in a box. They are sold as dry potato flakes and you add water to make them mashed potatoes.

  7. Carole says:

    How are these if you bake them first, then freeze them & reheat them when needed?

    • Erica says:

      Haven’t tried it that way before but I am sure they will be fine! If you try it let us know how it turns out

  8. Brenda says:

    Can I use a stand mixer and if I do, how would that change the directions?

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