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Heavenly Dinner Rolls



  • 2 (1/4 ounce) packages active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110 degrees F to 115 degrees F)
  • 4 cups warm milk (110 degrees F to 115 degrees F)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 7 to 7 1/2 cups flour, divided
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Melted butter or margarine (optional)


  1. In a mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Add milk, sugar, shortening and 4 cups flour; beat until smooth. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 2 hours.
  2. Add baking powder, baking soda, salt and enough remaining flour to form a soft, slightly sticky dough. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. Turn onto a heavily floured surface; pat to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut with a biscuit cutter or drop by 1/4 cupsful onto greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  5. Brush tops with butter if desired.

Yields about 5 dozen.

Dough may be refrigerated up to 3 days. Punch down each day.


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