Buttery No-Knead Crescent Rolls

Super soft, fluffy homemade crescent rolls are on the menu today! Bake a batch for your holiday dinners, or use these in any recipe that calls for refrigerated crescent rolls. So easy and full of buttery, golden brown goodness!

Buttery No-Knead Crescent Rolls – Super soft, easy homemade crescent rolls! Use in any recipe that calls for refrigerated crescent rolls. Full of buttery, golden brown goodness! | thecomfortofcooking.com

Here in Austin, we recently experienced a string of rainy, cold days. During these types of days, I usually like to avoid being productive, so fortunately, they fell on a weekend.

It’s days like those that call for bread baking instead of to-do list tackling, and that’s just what I did. It was Saturday and I was staying in my sweatshirt and leggings, no matter what. We made one wet trek out for Greek takeout (you know, because you have to feel a little productive), played with our baby girl, and filled the house with the warm scent of buttery homemade crescent rolls.

Buttery No-Knead Crescent Rolls – Super soft, easy homemade crescent rolls! Use in any recipe that calls for refrigerated crescent rolls. Full of buttery, golden brown goodness! | thecomfortofcooking.com

Buttery No-Knead Crescent Rolls – Super soft, easy homemade crescent rolls! Use in any recipe that calls for refrigerated crescent rolls. Full of buttery, golden brown goodness! | thecomfortofcooking.com

These rolls were a delicious compliment to our tortellini soup that night, and I easily froze the rest for reheating with future meals. I always have store bought frozen rolls on hand to keep weeknight side dishes easy. But, I never considered how much yummier and plentiful it would be to make a batch from scratch!

These no-knead crescent rolls only need 1 hour total of rising, and they bake up beautifully golden brown every time. Every roll is super fluffy, soft and begging for melted butter or berry jam! You can also use these in any of my recipes that use crescent rolls, including pizza rollups, cheese-stuffed dinner rolls, and our favorite-ever mini cinnamon rolls! As you can tell, we’re big fans of the very versatile crescent roll.

Bake a batch of these flaky, pillowy crescent rolls for your holiday feasts, or just to have on hand for a quick weeknight side (Just freeze in a resealable container or plastic bag). They’re so delicious and easy!

Buttery No-Knead Crescent Rolls – Super soft, easy homemade crescent rolls! Use in any recipe that calls for refrigerated crescent rolls. Full of buttery, golden brown goodness! | thecomfortofcooking.com

Buttery No-Knead Crescent Rolls – Super soft, easy homemade crescent rolls! Use in any recipe that calls for refrigerated crescent rolls. Full of buttery, golden brown goodness! | thecomfortofcooking.com

5 from 7 votes

Buttery No-Knead Crescent Rolls

Servings 2 dozen rolls

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 1/4 teaspoon (1 envelope) active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter melted and cooled
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Additional butter, for brushing

Instructions

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Coat with nonstick cooking spray or melted butter.
  • In a large bowl, combine water and yeast. Let sit for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, mix in butter, sugar and egg. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt with a wooden spoon until just combined. Form into a ball. Cover with a towel and let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.
  • Split dough in half. Roll out each half on a floured surface to 12 inches diameter. Cut into 12 equal triangles. Starting with the widest end, roll up each triangle and place on prepared baking sheet. Cover baking pan with a clean, dry towel and let dough rise for 20-30 minutes.
  • When ready to bake, preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Bake rolls until golden brown, 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately brush with butter.
  • Rolls will keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
  • Enjoy!

Join the Conversation

  1. My big sister makes amazing crescent rolls I request for every family dinner…so much better than ones from a can :) I can almost smell these now!

  2. Oh they look delicious! Maybe something for this weekend!

  3. Sounds like you’ve got rainy days down to a T! These look amazing :D x

  4. These look so FLUFFY I’m gonna die!!! (have you seen Despicable Me 2?)
    I love no knead recipes. Thanks for sharing!

  5. 5 stars
    I can never resist homemade buttery rolls! These are just gorgeous!

  6. no knead???? I am all over this !

  7. These rolls are my #1 go to on Thanksgiving. I could eat 100 of them!

  8. i LOVE crescent rolls. these look awesome. and they look so easy too!! can’t wait to try ’em :)

  9. 5 stars
    The idea of making anything easier on Thanksgiving is a good one. Homemade rolls just may be my favorite part of the meal!

  10. Wow these are stunning. I am always amazed at your baking talent. Crescents to me equal a tube… but with this recipe I can change that. :) Have a wonderful, safe and extra delicious Thanksgiving!! :)

  11. These are right up my alley, they are adorable!

  12. OOooooh.. this looks so good. I can totally have this the day after thanksgiving with some butter and coffee. Oh god! Looks good! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  13. 5 stars
    looooove these-so much better than the kind from a tube ;P

  14. 5 stars
    These rolls are amazing! Because I had to add more flour than the recipe called for, I ended up with quite a lot of dough. I ended up making one dozen crescent rolls, 16 pizza rolls (from your website!), and one dozen mini cinnamon rolls (also from your website!). I highly recommend these rolls, either as is, or in any recipe that calls for crescent rolls. Thank you for a recipe that I will use again and again.

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