Prep time: 2 hrs 20 mins | Cook time: 20 mins | Serves: 12

Nothing beats the classic, and this old-fashioned, basic recipe for Sweet Yeast Rolls will remind you of your childhood. Dense but tender, these lovely rolls are super delicious on its own, or with smeared of butter. You can serve this as a slider or use it to soup up some gravy. And when baking, your house will smell amazing!


1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons salt (or useless)

1/4 cup butter, melted

1/2 cup warm water (105-115 degrees)

2 package Fleischmann’s active dry yeast

2 large eggs, beaten

4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, may need a bit more or less

Additional butter for coating bowls and brushing on tops of baked rolls

How to make Easy Sweet Yeast Rolls Dough

Step 1: Boil the milk. When just boiling, immediately remove from the heat.

Step 2: Quickly stir in the sugar, salt, and butter, then set aside until lukewarm.

Step 3: Combine warm water and yeast in a large bowl. Stir to dissolve the yeast, then whisk in the lukewarm milk mixture.

Step 4: Add in the eggs followed by half of the flour, beating until smooth.

Step 5: Gradually add in the rest of the flour, mixing well. Depending on the humidity or other factors, you may need more or less 4 1/2 cups four. Mix until you have an elastic and a bit stiff but not dry dough.

Step 6: Onto a floured board, knead the dough for about 8 to 10 minutes until smooth and elastic.

Step 7: Grease the inside of a large mixing bowl with butter. Place the dough inside and turn it a few times to coat with butter.

Step 8: Cover and let the dough rise in a warm place. To double the size, let the dough rise for an hour.

Step 9: Once the dough has risen, punch it down and transfer it onto a lightly floured board.

Step 10: Shape and fill the dough as you’d like. Or pinch off around 2 to 3 tbsp dough and make it into a ball to make dinner balls. In a buttered muffin tin or baking pan, put the rolls barely touching each other, making sure not to overcrowd the pan.

Step 11: Cover and let the rolls rise in a warm place for an hour or so. You will notice that when they arise, the rolls will begin to touch each other.

Step 12: Place inside a 350 degrees preheated oven. Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes or until nicely brown.

Step 13: When done, remove from the oven and quickly brush the tops of the rolls with melted butter.

Step 14: Let the rolls sit for at least 10 to 15 minutes. Serve and enjoy!