Thanksgiving Dinner Rolls

Pumpkin shaped dinner rolls, the perfect delicious bread to serve for your thanksgiving meal.

Makes 24 dinner rolls


⅓ cup water, warm

1 ⅓ cups milk, warm

2 ¼ tsp. yeast

⅓ cup sugar

5 tbsp. butter, room temperature

1 egg

1 ½ tsp. salt

5 cups flour



Combine warm water and milk. Add yeast and sugar. Let rest 10 minutes, then add 5 tbsp. butter, egg, salt and flour. Mix until dough is smooth. Dough will be slightly sticky to touch. Cover with plastic wrap and set in a warm place. Let rise until double, about 1 ½ hours. Divide dough in 24 small balls.


  • 6 tbsp. butter, room temperature -to spread on dough

  • 3 tbsp. melted butter -brush before rising

  • 24 pretzel sticks

  • egg wash, mix 1 egg white & 1 tbsp. cream

On a floured surface, roll out each ball into a 6-inch circle or oval. It doesn't need to be pretty nor an exact circle. The goal is to flatten it.

Spread with some butter. Roll up half way. Make 5 cuts towards the rolled up part of the dough. See picture for reference.

Continue rolling until completely rolled up.


Bring the ends toward each other creating a circle (donut).











Place roll into a greased muffin pan.

Brush with melted butter.









Place a pretzel stick into the center of each roll. Let rise until double, about 1 hour.

Brush with egg wash just before baking.


Bake at 375℉ for 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown.






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