Make-Ahead Butterhorns

Make-Ahead Butterhorns

"Mom loved to make these lightly sweet, golden rolls. They're beautiful and impressive to serve and have a wonderful, homemade taste that makes them so memorable. -Bernice Morris, Marshfield, Missouri"
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45 m servings
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Original recipe yields 32 servings

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  1. In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Add 4 cups flour, milk, shortening, sugar, eggs and salt; beat for 2 minutes or until smooth. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead lightly. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 2-3 hours. Punch dough down; divided into four equal parts. Roll each into a 9-in. circle; brush with butter. Cut each circle into eight pie-shaped wedges; roll up each wedge form wide edge to tip of dough and pinch to seal . Place rolls with tip down on baking sheets; freeze. When frozen, place in freezer bags and seal. Store in freezer for up to 4 weeks.
  2. To bake, place on greased baking sheets; thaw 5 hours or until doubled in size. Bake at 375 degrees F for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from baking sheets and serve immediately or cool on wire rack.


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My family loves butterhorn rolls and this recipe is AWESOME! Very light and fluffy. I was able to make them a week early for Christmas and took them out of the freezer 5 hours before I needed ...

We love these! Works great in a breadmaker if you cut the recipe in 1/3, and use dough cycle, then roll out and bake in oven. I make the full recipe in my kitchenaid, and I also use 1/2 whole wh...

These rolls are fabulous! I have been making these for probably 15 years & I am not allowed to show up to holiday dinners without them! The only thing I do differently is to cut the circles of d...

very easy and tasty!

This is the first time I have ever reviewed a recipe, but these are so good and so easy since you can make them ahead. I used them for Thanksgiving dinner, and I am making another batch for the...

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