Sweet Dinner Rolls with Honey Butter

Sweet, soft, and delicious dinner rolls slathered with honey butter-The best dinner rolls ever! I have to say that I have quite an obsession with bread-bagles, rolls, sweet breads, hearty breads, you get the idea. I am pretty sure I could live off only bread for the rest of my life! Ok, so maybe not, but I am always the first one to raid the bread basket at a restaurant and always the first to ask for more bread. I am not very proud of that, but hey it’s what I love! 🙂 I know one thing is for sure, I could never go on a low carb diet-especially with these amazing dinner rolls hanging around. I have served these rolls every Thanksgiving and Christmas for the past several years and they are gobbled up very quickly. I have even sprinkled some cinnamon in the dough and on top of the butter to make them just a bit sweeter. Serve these at your next dinner party or on the holiday table and they will disappear as soon as you place them on the table-I promise you they are that good! 🙂

Sweet Dinner Rolls with Honey Butter

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  • 1/2 cup warm water (110 degrees)
  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup warm milk (110 degrees)
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons honey


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer combine the water, yeast and sugar; let rest 10 minutes until foamy.
  2. Add milk, egg, butter, sugar, salt, and flour to the yeast mixture and mix with the dough hook on medium-low until thoroughly combined, about 10 minutes
  3. Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled bowl, cover and let rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  4. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide dough in half. Let rest ten minutes.
  5. In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup butter and honey; set aside.
  6. Roll each half into a 12 inch circle, spread butter mixture over both rounds. Cut each circle into 8 wedges. Roll wedges starting at wide end; roll gently but tightly. Place point side down on ungreased cookie sheet. Cover with clean kitchen towel and put in a warm place, let rise 1 hour.
  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake in preheated oven for 12 to 14 minutes, until golden. Brush with melted butter and serve warm.

Source: adapted from allrecipes.com

10 Responses to “Sweet Dinner Rolls with Honey Butter”

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    Annie's Dish — October 27, 2010 @ 7:26 am

    Those look so yummy and the recipe doesn’t seem too terribly difficult. I’ll be giving them a try soon. Thanks!

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    gingerbreadcake — October 27, 2010 @ 12:56 pm

    The sweet dinner rools look so light and delicious. I love that you made honey butter, I absolutely LOVE honey butter on my bread. YUM! 🙂

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    Heather I. — October 27, 2010 @ 2:25 pm

    Homemade rolls are the way to go. I could eat about 10 of these, I’m sure!

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    joudie's Mood Food — October 27, 2010 @ 6:50 pm

    These look so good. i am sure they would dissapear as soon as you put them down. I love the look of them. So cute and festive!

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    Joy — October 29, 2010 @ 3:15 pm

    That looks so good.

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