Make Ahead And Freeze Crescent Rolls Recipe | Kid Friendly Things To Do

Make Ahead And Freeze Crescent Rolls Recipe | Kid Friendly Things To Do

Light and soft homemade crescent rolls are always a crowd pleaser. This Crescent Roll Recipe is perfect for the holidays, dinner time or a breakfast bread. Make ahead and freeze for a really easy dinner roll.

crescent roll recipe

Crescent Roll Recipe

buttered crescent roll

Bread…My worst enemy and my best friend all rolled into one. I despise and love it at the same time. Crescent rolls are my absolute favorite, and the hardest for me to resist. That’s why, I don’t buy them at the store. I figure, if I want them bad enough, then I’ll have to do the work to get them on the plate. There is so much waiting involved, that my patience usually doesn’t allow for them. But, sometimes I get into a baking mood, or my daughter has a science experiment like controlling yeast in a recipe.

crescent roll recipe

Whatever the reason that gets me to bake up these scrumptious bites of heaven, they are definitely worth the wait. They are perfect for the holiday season that’s just around the corner. Can you believe someone posted there’s only 10 Sundays before Christmas?! The nerve! Oh…one more reason to sing the praises of these Homemade Crescent Rolls, you can freeze them and pull one, two or twenty out when you need them.

make ahead crescent rolls

These rolls are simply a scrumptious dinner roll, but they make the perfect roll for breakfast, too. Just slather on some jam and cream cheese…oh yum! See? This is why I don’t keep them in the house…unless it involves a science project or the holidays.

What is the difference between Crescent roll and a Croissant?

  • A crescent roll is basically bread rolled out and shaped into a crescent shape. A croissant is a more puffy, flaky pastry dough with layers of pastry that easily pull apart

how to make crescent rolls

How do you make Homemade Crescent Rolls?

  • Heat milk to about 110 degrees and dissolve yeast
  • In a large bowl mix flour, sugar and salt
  • In a separate bowl mix the eggs and oil
  • Mix the egg mixture with the flour mixture
  • Add the yeast and milk – mix
  • Grease a large bowl, add the dough – cover and let rise in a warm place for about an hour or until doubled
  • Punch the dough down and divide in half
  • Roll one half at a time into a circle and cut the dough into 8-10 triangles (like a pizza)
  • Hand roll each triangle from the wide end to the narrow end
  • Tuck the tip under the roll
  • Let the crescent rolls rise again until doubled
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes


  • Freeze rolls just after they are rolled (before the second rise) – if freezing place rolls on a small baking sheet and freeze them. Once frozen place them in a airtight freezer bag
  • When you are ready to bake, let rolls thaw at room temperature and rise until doubled
  • Continue with the baking process

Do you love making bread? You might like some of my other popular bread recipes like…

Shortcut Jalapeno Cornbread with Cheese Using Jiffy 

No Time for Yeast Biscuit Like Rolls

Old Fashioned Banana Bread 

Let’s get to it. Here’s the recipe:


Homemade Crescent Rolls

buttered crescent roll

Delicious crescent rolls that are easy to make ahead for holidays.

  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 15
  • Yield: 16 1x


  • 1 cup of luke warm milk
  • 2&1/2 t of yeast (1 package)
  • 4 cups of unbleached flour
  • 1/3 cups of granulated sugar
  • 1 t of salt
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/3 cup of canola or vegetable oil
  • 2 T of melted butter


  • Heat milk in a saucepan, but only until you see some steam rising. The best temperature for yeast is around 110 degrees. If your milk gets too hot, then just let it cool off for a bit
  • Add the yeast to the milk, and stir to dissolve

crescent roll recipe

  • In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar and salt
  • In a separate bowl mix the eggs and oil
  • Stir the oil mixture into the flour mixture
  • Now, add the yeast and milk mixture and stir in
  • Grease a large bowl
  • Place the dough into the large greased bowl, and place in a warm place to dry
  • You can use the warmth of your oven light with the door closed to make a warm place
  • Let the dough rise until doubled – It’s a good idea to just walk away. This will take about 40 minutes to an hour

how to make crescent rolls

  • Divide the dough in half
  • Place half of the dough onto a lightly floured surface
  • Roll the dough out to about a 9 inch circle
  • Slice the dough into 8-10 triangles

how to make crescent rolls

  • Start rolling the triangles up from large tip to small tip, tucking the point under
  • If you want to freeze the rolls – Place on a cookie sheet to freeze
  • When the rolls are frozen, place them in a zip tight bag and freeze until your ready for them
  • You’ll have to let the dough thaw and rise on the day you bake the rolls. So, take the out the ones you want and place on a cookie sheet. Cover them up so they are warm and cozy, and let rise until the rolls have doubled in size.
  • If you don’t intend on freezing them, then once you have the rolls on your baking sheet, let them rise again for about 15 minutes. They should puff up and almost double in size

how to make crescent rolls

  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 10-15 minutes
  • Brush melted butter over baked rolls


*Crescent rolls when stored covered at room temperature should last for about 3 days

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