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Sweet Dinner Rolls – Bread Machine Recipe

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Delicious, buttery, slightly sweet dinner rolls recipe that everyone in the family will love! These are made easier with a bread machine, but it is not necessary if you don’t have one.


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 egg
  • 3 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons yeast (active dry yeast)
  • Optional – to make garlic rolls, add 2-3 tsp. garlic powder.
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened (use at the end)
  • Optional bread machine


  • (If you’re grinding your own wheat) grind your wheat berries in a Wondermill Grain Mill or a grain grinder attachment for a Vitamix.
  • Measure carefully, placing all ingredients except melted butter in bread machine pan in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select Dough/Manual cycle. Do not use delay cycle.
  • Remove dough from bread machine using lightly floured hands. Cover and let rest 10 minutes on a lightly floured surface.
  • Grease large cookie sheet or use parchment paper or a silicone baking sheet. Divide the dough into 15 equal pieces and roll into balls. Place 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm spot for 30-45 minutes. (To see if the dough is ready, press with your finger into a ball. If the dough remains, it’s ready!)
  • Heat oven to 375°F. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Brush tops with melted butter and serve warm with butter on the inside if desired.


If you do not have a warm spot in your kitchen for the dough to rise, turn on your oven to the lowest setting for 10 minutes. Turn it off and place the rolls in there to rise (on a baking sheet, of course). If the oven is really warm, crack open the door or open it all the way. You’ll just need to keep a close eye to make sure they don’t dry out or start cooking.