These old-fashioned Southern Butter Rolls turn out ooey gooey and hard to resist! These look similar to a cinnamon roll, but the dough is more like a pie crust or biscuit - no yeast needed!
Servings 12 rolls
For the dough:
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup butter cold
- 1/2 cup cold water
For the filling:
- 3/4 cup butter room temperature
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon more as desired
For the milk sauce:
- 2 cups milk
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
To make the dough:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 baking dish.
In a large bowl, mix together the flour and salt. Use a pastry cutter to cut in the butter.
When you have coarse crumbs, add the 1/2 cup of water and stir. Use your hands to press the dough together.
Place dough in fridge for 10 minutes to make it a bit easier to work with.
To fill the dough:
Generously sprinkle your workspace with flour. Roll the dough out into a 12x10 rectangle.
Spread the softened butter evenly over the pastry. Sprinkle with the 1/4 cup of sugar and cinnamon.
Roll up the dough, jelly roll style. Cut into 12 even slices.
Place in the prepared baking dish.
Pour the milk sauce over the rolls.
Bake until browned, about 30-40 minutes.
Let cool in the pan for 15 minutes before serving.
While we haven't tested it ourselves, readers have mentioned using store-bought pie crust in place of the homemade dough. Might be fun to try!
We just use a light sprinkling of cinnamon for flavor in these rolls. For a stronger flavor, use more cinnamon.
Serving: 1roll | Calories: 398kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 351mg | Potassium: 83mg | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 895IU | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1mg