“My mom passed this recipe down to me, which is always a favorite at the holidays. Using a stand-mixer makes the kneading easier and the recipe can be done within a few hours, depending on rise time. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!”
5hrs 12mins
48 rolls

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve yeast and sugar in the warm water. Let stand for a few minutes.
  2. Warm the milk, add shortening, butter, sugar, and salt. Add 2 cups of flour and beat until smooth. Add yeast mixture, eggs, and remaining flour (1 cup at a time). Knead with a stand mixer or on a floured surface until smooth. Place in a bowl and cover with a lightweight kitchen towel; let rise until double in bulk in a warm place.
  3. Cut the dough into fourths. Roll out each section until 1/4" thick. Butter well with softened butter. Cut into 12 pie-shaped pieces using a pizza cutter. Begin rolling at the largest end to form crescents. Place on a lightly greased cookie sheets. Let rise for about 4 hours. Bake 12-15 minutes at 350°F Brush with butter while warm.

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