Cheese Rolls

Ready for the 2nd rise!

Ready for the 2nd rise!

High of 15 degrees Fahrenheit in West Lafayette, Indiana today?

With a wind chill that makes it feel subzero?

Sounds like the perfect day to try out a new Cheddar Cauliflower Soup recipe, and bake some delicious and savory rolls to accompany the entree! These rolls just may steal the show! 

This recipe was taken from the same publication as my Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cheesecake and Chocolate Chippers, the 2012 Best-Loved Reader Recipes from Better Homes and Gardens.

Cheese Rolls

Prep: 40 minutes     Rise: 1 hour, 40 minutes     Bake: 25 minutes     Yield: 9 rolls


  • 1 cup warm water (105-115 degrees F)
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 1/4 to 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (8 oz.)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup snipped fresh chives
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt


  1. In a large bowl combine the warm water and yeast, stirring to dissolve yeast. Stir in sugar. Add 1 cup of the flour, the egg, shortening, and salt. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping sides of bowl constantly. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes. Using a wooden spoon, stir in as much of the remaining flour as you can.
  2. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead in enough of the remaining flour to make a moderately soft dough that is smooth and elastic (3 to 5 minutes total). Shape dough into a ball. Place in a lightly greased bowl, turning once to grease surface. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size (about 1 hour).
  3. Punch dough down. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, lightly grease a 9x9x2 inch baking pan; set aside. For filling, in medium bowl combine cheese, onion, chives, and garlic salt; set aside.
  4. Roll dough into a 15×12 inch rectangle. Sprinkle filling over dough to within 1 inch of the edges. Roll up rectangle, starting from a long side. Pinch to seal seam. But into nine slices. Arrange in the prepared baking pan. Cover and let rise in a warm place until nearly double in size (About 40 minutes).
  5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden. Cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pan; serve warm.
Fresh out of the oven!

Fresh out of the oven!



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