Sweet Roll Dough

Perfect the ultimate dough, and you’ll be ready to roll up whatever rolls you’re craving in no time.

Sweet Roll Dough
Makes 9 large or 12 small rolls
  • 4¼ cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 (0.25-ounce) package instant yeast
  • ⅓ cup water
  • ⅓ cup whole milk
  • ⅓ cup unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, stir together 1½ cups flour, sugar, salt, and yeast.
  2. In a medium saucepan, heat ⅓ cup water, milk, and butter over medium heat until an instant-read thermometer registers 120° to 130°. Add warm milk mixture to flour mixture, and beat at medium-low speed until combined. Add eggs; beat at medium speed until combined. With mixer on low speed, gradually add 2½ cups flour, beating just until combined and stopping to scrape sides of bowl as needed.
  3. Switch to the dough hook attachment. Beat at low speed until a soft, slightly sticky dough forms, stopping to scrape dough hook and sides of bowl as needed, 12 to 14 minutes. Add up to remaining ¼ cup flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, if dough is too sticky.
  4. Lightly spray a large bowl with cooking spray. On a lightly floured surface, shape dough into a smooth round. Place dough in bowl, turning to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm, draft-free place (75°) until doubled in size, 30 to 45 minutes.