Crescent Roll Dough


4 1/2 teaspoons (or 2 packages) active dry yeast

3/4 cup warm water (105 degrees)

1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoon salt

2 large eggs

1/2 cup coconut oil or vegetable shortening

4 cups flour


1.  If using a bread machine, put ingredients into machine according to your manufacturer and turn to dough setting and skip to step 3.

2.  Combine yeast and warm water in bowl of mixer.  Proof yeast by letting it sit until bubbly.  Add sugar, salt and eggs.  Mix.  Add oil or shortening and combine.  Add flour one cup at a time until it is incorporated and knead for 5 minutes.  Let dough rise until doubled, at least one hour while covered in a warm spot.  

3.  When dough is done rising, divide dough into two balls.  Roll each half into a 12 inch circle, about 1/4 inch thick.  Spread with soft butter and cut each 12-inch circle into 16 wedges.  Roll up each wedge, starting to roll at the largest end of triangle.  Cover and let rise until double, at least one hour.  

4.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Bake 12-15 minutes until rich, golden brown.  Brush with soft butter.

Makes 25-32 rolls.

Recipe from What Matters Most Now blog