Best Dinner Rolls & Cookies our top picks!

Best Dinner Rolls & Cookies our top picks!

Dinner rolls and cookies are unremarkable supporting roles in any meal. Their simple flavor complements everything from stews to soups.

More favorites: quick bread recipe, sourdough bread recipe, no knead bread recipe

Every meal needs rolls and cookies!

They may take some time, but filling your home with the aroma and flavor of fresh rolls and cookies is worth it!

Any of these recipes are delicious and totally accessible to even the most novice baker.

With tons of tips and step-by-step instructions, you’ll have a melt-in-your-mouth bite in no time!

Dinner Roll Tips

quantity: Dinner rolls tend to vary in size, so plan to have 2 dinner rolls per guest. If you serve larger cookies, plan for 2 per person. If you serve smaller cookies, plan for 3 per person.

rise: Make sure to allow proper rise time, otherwise the fluffy rolls will be flat and dense. Often, proofing is the most time-consuming aspect of making rolls. You can speed up the proof time by creating a warmer environment.

  • If I have my crock pot then I like to prove my rolls next to the warm pot. I put a tea towel over the pan and the rising roll.
  • Heat the oven to 200° and turn it off. Place a wet tea towel over the dough bowl. (Make sure the bowl is oven safe) Put the covered bowl in the oven.
  • Heat a bowl of water in the microwave until it boils. Remove the water and place a bowl of dough in a moist warm microwave. Do not turn on the microwave.
  • Fireplace or wood stove: Cover the dough with a tea towel and place it near the fireplace/stove. Make sure the towel doesn’t catch fire.

knead: Like bread, it requires a lot of rolling. The quickest and cleanest way is to use an electric mixer, but you can also knead by hand.

  • Electric mixer: Generally, dough kneaded with a dough hook should be kneaded on medium-low speed for about 5 minutes.
  • It may take 10 minutes to knead by hand.

Forming uniform roll: One of the easiest ways is to roll out the dough into a rectangle of the same thickness. Use a pizza cutter to cut the rectangle into equal-sized squares. I stick with about 1″ cubes. From there you can roll each square into a ball. Remember that the dough balls will expand to double in size before baking and will expand a little in the oven.

keep dinner rolls warm: Use dry beans! Wrap the dried beans in a kitchen towel, then microwave the packets until hot. Put the hot beans in the bottom of the basket, you may need to line it first. Place a napkin on top of the beans, then add to the rolls. Cover the rolls.

Cookie Tips

When it comes to cookies, keep these tips in mind:

  • use cold butter or shortening. Butter should be the size of a small pea when cut into flour.
  • less is more. The more dough you work with, the more gluten you have. This is great for rolls but not so great for cookies. Mix the ingredients until just combined into a solid mass. Be gentle when rolling and cutting the shake.
  • layer: Cold butter helps to form a nice flaky layer.for more visible layers gently Roll out the dough into a rectangle, then fold it in half. gently Scroll and collapse. Repeat 3-4 times. Place the dough in the refrigerator to chill before cutting into shapes.
  • cut: When cutting the dough, be sure to press down and then go straight up. If you twist the cookie cutter it may cause the edges to seal and you won’t get as good a rise. Gently roll the remaining dough together to cut out more shapes.
  • shape: A typical cookie is round. A round cookie cutter or drinking glass top works well. I also like to use holiday shaped cookie cutters for my cookies. My kids love heart cookies in February and pumpkin cookies in October.
  • They’re delicious in chocolate gravy, honey butter, and jam.

Our Favorite Dinner Rolls + Cookies

There are so many to choose from, but trust us – you’ll be glad you tried them all. Simple, soft and oh so delicious!

Easy Sourdough Rolls Recipe

These easy sourdough rolls can be made in under an hour with just 4 ingredients! With their quickness and simplicity, they’ll be your new dinner roll.

Total time: 50 minutes

Check out this recipe Bread Dinner Rolls Recipe

These are our favorite dinner rolls! They’re soft, butter-y and always perfect for any dinner or holiday gathering. It’s so hard to eat alone!

Total time: 35 minutes

Check out this recipe for crescent rolls recipe

These flaky croissants are soft and tender. Whether you’re making them for Sunday dinner or a holiday party, everyone will love how delicious and easy these rolls are.

Check out this recipe for potato rolls recipe

The potato rolls were soft, chewy and buttery. The mashed potatoes make the rolls super soft and add something extra to make them melt in your mouth!

Check out this recipe for sourdough rolls recipe

Homemade Dinner Rolls Recipe, delicious and perfect for any meal. They’re soft, delicious, and a hit with every meal!

Total time: 2 hours 12 minutes

Check out this recipe for Bread Texas Roadhouse Rolls Recipe

The Copycat Texas Roadhouse Rolls are so soft and melt in your mouth! ! They are big, buttery, and so good!

Total time: 2 hours 35 minutes

Check out this recipe for crescent rolls recipe

These flaky croissants are soft and tender. Whether you’re making them for Sunday dinner or a holiday party, everyone will love how delicious and easy these rolls are.

Check out this recipe for Bread Olive Garden Breadsticks Recipe

Just like the original, these copycat Olive Garden breadsticks are light and airy on the inside and seasoned with butter and garlic salt on the outside. You can never eat just one!

Total time: 2 hours 27 minutes

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Both cookie recipes actually call for buttermilk. If you don’t have anything on hand and need a substitute, check out this post!

Bread Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe

You only need four ingredients to make a batch of golden and crispy buttermilk biscuits. Enjoy them on their own, with a dollop of jam, or with gravy!

Total time: 22 minutes

Check out this recipe for Side Dish Homemade Cookies Recipe

Mouthwatering flaky, buttery homemade cookies. Not only are these delicious cookies easy and soft, they’re the perfect side dish to any meal.

Total time: 1 hour 10 minutes

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