These tender and flaky homemade Crescent Rolls are perfect for your holiday meals!! They are much easier to make than croissants and so buttery! #homemaderolls #crescentrolls
Crescent Rolls
Prep Time
40 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Chill time
1 hr
Total Time
52 mins

These flaky homemade Crescent Rolls are so easy to make and a great addition to any meal! And they are much easier to make than croissants! 

Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade crescent rolls
Servings: 24
Calories: 156 kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur
  • cups (430g) all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup (55g) sugar
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (226g) very cold butter, cubed
  • 1-1½ cups (240+ml) milk
  • 2 large eggs
  1. In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, yeast, and salt. Using a pastry cutter cut in the butter until you have chunks a little larger than peas. 

  2. In a small bowl combine the milk and eggs then stir into the flour mixture until it forms a ball. Start with 1 cup of milk and add more if necessary. If there is only a little flour left in the bowl I like to briefly knead the dough to finish bringing it together. If the dough is still pretty dry and having trouble coming together add in more milk. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill for 30ish minutes.

  3. Dust a work surface with flour and divide the dough into 3 equal portions. Roll one portion into a long rectangle then fold into thirds. Turn dough a quarter turn and roll into another long rectangle and fold into thirds. Repeat once more. Roll into a rectangle about 1/4" thick (sometimes mine is a little thicker). 

  4. Cut into 8 triangles. Starting at the wide end roll up each triangle and place on a baking sheet. Repeat with remaining 2 dough portions to make a total of 24 rolls. Cover rolls loosely and place in a warm area to rise until double in size. 

  5. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. 

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes
  1. Make ahead option- You can make the recipe through step four only instead of letting them rise in a warm place put them into the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Remove from refrigerator a couple of hours before baking. 
  2. Storage- Store leftovers in an airtight container or plastic bag for up to 5 days. 
  3. To Freeze- Freeze baked rolls in an airtight container or plastic bag for up to 2 months. Remove from freezer and defrost on the counter overnight. 
  4. Nutrition Facts: Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.
Nutrition Facts
Crescent Rolls
Amount Per Serving (1 roll)
Calories 156 Calories from Fat 77
% Daily Value*
Fat 8.5g13%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 201mg9%
Potassium 61mg2%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 280IU6%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.