Pan of dinner rolls with one removed. Plate with butter knife and butter in the background.
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5 from 2 votes

2 Hour Rolls

These easy dinner rolls are from my grandma's recipe box. And they are beyond delicious, light, fluffy and able support a great big pat of butter.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breads, Yeast Breads
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dinner rolls
Servings: 12 large rolls
Calories: 347kcal


  • 1 cup warm water (105˚ - 115˚F)
  • 2 packages active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cup flour


  • Grease a 9 x 13 baking pan and set aside.
  • Pour the warm water into a small bowl. Sprinkle the yeast over the water, stir to combine and let stand until foamy, about 10 minutes.
  • With a stand mixer or hand mixer on low speed, cream the shortening and sugar.
  • Add boiling water and stir until shortening mixture has dissolved. Allow to cool so that you don't cook the eggs when you add them in the next step.
  • Add eggs and beat well.
  • Add the yeast mixture, salt and flour 1/2 cup at a time until the dough comes away from the bowl. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes.
  • Place the dough in a greased bowl. Turn the dough over once so that the top is greased, cover with a clean tea towel and allow to rise for 1 hour.
  • Deflate the dough and turn out onto your work surface. Divide dough into 12 equal portions. Shape each portion into a tight round ball and place seam side down about 1-inch apart in the prepared baking dish.
  • Cover with a clean tea towel, and allow to rise until double in bulk.
  • About 20 minutes before baking, set a rack in the center of the oven and heat to 350˚F.
  • Bake for 15 - 20 minutes, until the rolls are golden brown.


Serving: 1roll | Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 208mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 3mg