Homemade Crescent Rolls

buttered crescent roll

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


  • 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