Easy Yeast Rolls

This recipe was given to me by my mother-in-law. They are really soft, fluffy, and so easy to make!

1 package Rapid Rise Yeast (I use regular yeast = 1 heaping Tbs yeast)
2 cups hot tap water
2 eggs

2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 stick butter or margarine, melted
1 Tablespoon oil
6 to 8 cups bread flour

Sprinkle yeast over water & let stand 5 minutes.

Mix in eggs, sugar, salt, and melted butter or margarine.

Mix in flour 2 cups at a time until dough is firm (usually 6 cups).

Put 1 Tablespoon oil in bottom of large bowl.

Place dough in bowl and turn until dough is completely coated with oil.

Cover bowl with damp cloth & let stand at room temperature for 3 hours, overnight, or until doubled.


Roll dough onto floured surface until ½ inch thick & cut out rolls.

Let rise for another 1½ hours or until doubled.


Brush tops of rolls with melted butter.

Bake rolls at 325˚ to 350˚ for 20 to 25 minutes, or until tops are a light golden brown.


(I also rub butter on the tops as soon as they come out because I like them to be soft not crusty, but this is just my preference.)




10 thoughts on “Easy Yeast Rolls

  1. Oops!! I didn't realize I still had Rapid Rise Yeast in my recipe! I just use regular yeast myself, but this is the original recipe she gave me and I just look over the "Rapid Rise" part. Thanks for pointing that out for me!


  2. I ran across your blog the other day & have really enjoyed reading it. These rolls look so good, that I had to comment and tell you that I'm copying down the recipe and am going to make them as soon as I get time! Thanks for sharing 🙂


  3. I just had to tell you that I finally got around to trying this recipe. I made them for Thanksgiving and they were PERFECT! My husband and I can't get enough of them! Thanks again!


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