“Golden Corral” Dinner Rolls

Everyone that I know loves Golden Corral’s dinner rolls.  This is the perfect replication!
“Golden Corral” Dinner Rolls
Adapted from CDKitchen


  • 2-1/4 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 cup milk, just to scalding hot (do not boil!)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 4 ½ c bread flour (dough will be somewhat sticky, but the less you use, the lighter the rolls)


  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water. Stir in sugar. Let sit for about 5 minutes until foamy.
  2. Heat milk in microwave or in small saucepan on stovetop.
  3. Add sugar, butter, & salt to hot milk and stir until butter is melted. Cool until warm, but not hot.
  4. Pour milk mixture into bowl of stand mixer.  Add the yeast mixture & egg and mix together.
  5. Mix in all-purpose flour, beating to form a soft dough. Knead with mixer for 5 minutes, adding extra flour, if needed.
  6. Place dough in oiled bowl, turning to coat with oil. Cover and let rise in warm, moist place  until doubled in bulk, about 60 minutes.
  7. Slightly punch down dough. Divide dough into 12 pieces and shape into round rolls. Place them, not touching, in greased 13×9×2 baking pan.
  8. Cover loosely & let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 30–45 minutes.
  9. Bake at 375°F for 18–20 minutes or until tops are golden brown.
  10. Brush tops of rolls with butter and serve warm.

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