Buttery Soft Butterhorn Rolls

Buttery Soft Butterhorn Rolls – buttery rich, fluffy, horn-shaped rolls that will melt in your mouth.  A perfect roll for all occasions.  Easy to make and delicious!

Thanksgiving rolls Butterhorn rolls | Kitchen Cents

Where did your recipe come from?

This amazing butterhorn roll recipe came to me by a very special person and through beautiful means.

Ryan, my husband, lost his mother to cancer in  December of 2007.  I never had the opportunity to meet her in person but I believe, one day, I’ll have the chance to thank her for leaving it behind AND raising such an amazing son. <3

Before she passed she made each of her children a “grandma box” that was filled with baby blankets, toys, clothes, a scrapbook of her, handmade puppets and a recipe book.  This recipe was in that book.

After hearing Ryan talk, and talk, and TALK about these famous butterhorn rolls “my mom always made,” I had to try them.

Good thing I did because they are SOOOO good… good enough I think everyone should try them.  They’re almost as good as my Grandma’s fluffy potato rolls we have every year for Thanksgiving. 😉

How hard are these butterhorn rolls to make?

They’re super easy to make!  Here’s a little video we put together to show you how easy they are.

You can find the full printable recipe HERE or by clicking on one of the large purple buttons below.

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How hard are these butterhorn rolls to make?

They are quite easy to make. Here’s a step-by-step on how to make them.  You can also watch the video above to see how fast and easy they come together.

Make the dough:

First, getting the yeast mixture ready.  This includes warm water, sugar, and instant yeast.

Better Than Dinner Rolls Butterhorns | Kitchen Cents

Next, scald the milk. You can do this in a pan over the stove or, for ease and speed, you can heat the milk in the microwave (about 1 minute).  Once hot, but not boiling, add the butter, sugar, and salt.  I add a bit of the hot milk mixture to the egg to avoid making scrambled eggs in the dough.

Heat and scald milk for Butterhorn rolls | Kitchen Cents

I use a Kitchen Aid mixer with a bread hook attachment to mix this dough.  You can do it by hand if you don’t have a mixer with a bread attachment just like in the video above.  Add the flour. Then add the yeast mixture, milk mixture, and egg.  Mix until the flour is incorporated and a soft dough has formed. The dough will be very soft.  Let the mixer knead the dough for another 30 to 60 seconds.

Making the best Butterhorn rolls | Kitchen Cents

Let it rise:

Once mixed and kneaded I let it rest and rise until doubled.  This can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour depending on the temperature of where the dough is left to rise.

Let the Butterhorn rolls dough rise | Kitchen Cents

Form into horns:

Once the dough has doubled in size pour onto a well-floured surface, divide in half, and form a circle.  The dough will be very soft so make sure to use plenty of flour.Making Butterhorn rolls | Kitchen Cents

Make the dough about 3/4 to 1 inch thick, spread with softened butter, then cut like a pizza into 12 equal pieces.

Better Than Dinner Rolls Butterhorns | Kitchen Cents

Starting at the wider end and roll into a horn shape.  It should look like a horn or crescent.  Set on a cookie sheet leaving room for them to expand (at least 1/2 inch between each butterhorn roll).  They’ll get quite a bit bigger.

Bake and bast:

Once rolled are placed on the baking sheet, let them rise for about 15 minutes then bake them at 375 degrees F. for about 20 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown.

Freshly baked Butterhorn rolls | Kitchen Cents

Once they’re out of the oven and still warm bast them with butter.

Bast Butterhorn rolls with butter | Kitchen Cents

DELISH!  I seriously can’t tell you enough how these butterhorn rolls are a step (or 5) above that classic dinner roll.

What’s the key to these butterhorn rolls?

BUTTER! Of course.  Just look at that buttery swirl!  These butterhorn rolls come out soft, rich and flaky.  They are the perfect rolls for your Thanksgiving table or anytime dinner table.

Look at the butter swirls in Butterhorn rolls | Kitchen Cents

I hope you enjoy these amazing butterhorn rolls as much as our family does.

What else can I make with this dough?

Check out this SWEET butterhorn rolls recipe!  That’s right. Same dough recipe but made as a dessert.  We love to make a back of butterhorn rolls and split it; half sweet rolls and the other half as dinner rolls.

Sweet Butterhorn rolls | Kitchen Cents

Do you have a family recipe that’s been passed down?

I’d love to hear about it in the comments!

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OP: 11.9.17                                             Updated: 11.5.18

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4 Responses

  1. Amy says:

    These look so soft and delicious! Yum!

  2. Amy says:

    These look to die for!! Perfect for Thanksgiving!

    • Rachel says:

      Thanks Amy! You’re so sweet! These butterhorn rolls are soooo good and perfect for Thanksgiving! Let’s plan to get together after the holidays. With sicky germs finding us and family gatherings and parties beginning, I’m already finding my days feeling up with to-dos. LOL

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