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Grandma's Quick Yeast Rolls

Grandma's Quick Yeast Rolls are perfect for the holidays!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Grandma's Quick Yeast Rolls
Prep Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 303 kcal
Author Yvonne


  • 2 packets or 4 1/2 tsp. quick rise yeast
  • 1 c. lukewarm water
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 c. milk
  • 2 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 2 eggs well beaten
  • 1/3 c. butter flavored shortening melted
  • 6 1/2 c. sifted flour


  1. In a small bowl or cup, dissolve yeast and 1 tsp. of sugar; set aside. In small saucepan scald milk (bring to a boil), then add salt & 3/4 c. sugar. Remove from heat and cool to lukewarm.
  2. When cooled, whisk in yeast mixture to milk and add beaten eggs. Transfer to the bowl of a stand mixer. Using the dough hook attachment slowly add in 4 c. of flour kneading until smooth. Add cooled melted shortening; mix until fully incorporated. Add remaining flour until dough becomes a smooth elastic consistency.
  3. Transfer to clean, lightly greased bowl and let rise until doubled in size. Form rolls in to desired shape. Let rise another 30 minutes. Bake 15-20 minutes at 350.

Recipe Notes

[My 2 Cents]
My grandma loves butter, so one trick I learned from her was to dip shaped dough in melted butter before baking (or you could brush the rolls with melted butter). I found that my rolls weren't browning the way that I wanted them to, so the last few minutes of baking I brushed again with melted butter. The end result is a delicious buttery dream-come-true!

Adapted from A family recipe from my grandma

Nutrition Facts
Grandma's Quick Yeast Rolls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 303 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 210mg9%
Potassium 86mg2%
Carbohydrates 57g19%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 35IU1%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.