The Texas Roadhouse’s Rolls

This is my copycat recipe for Texas Roadhouse Rolls! These rolls are incredibly fluffy, buttery, super tender, and slathered in a honey cinnamon butter. They’re probably the best rolls you will ever eat.

Anyone who knows me decently well knows about my love affair with bread and butter. My friends learned this during the (billions) of weddings we went to last year. When we get to that reception, my eyes dart RIGHT to the tabletops. Not to admire the centerpieces, or to check out the color scheme, or to see where we are sitting… but to see if there is butter on the table. (I know. What a fatty.) But if there is butter, there is a 99% chance that there will be dinner rolls. And dinner rolls, make me happier than they should. (Clearly.) These Copycat Texas Roadhouse Rolls are no exception either. They’re so soft, sweet, and brushed with warm, melted butter. Perfection.

You’d never stop at one! I guess not even 5 of these will keep you from reaching out for more. And the good part of these rolls here, they are so easy to make. The only hard thing about this recipe I guess, is waiting for the dough to rise.

For the rolls:
1 Packet dry active yeast
¼ C. Warm water
½ C. Milk
½ C. Buttermilk
¼ C. Granulated sugar
1 Egg
Pinch salt
3 ½ C. All-purpose flour
2 Tbsp. Softened unsalted butter
For the cinnamon honey butter
4 Tbsp. Butter softened and unsalted
½ tsp. Cinnamon
2 tsp. Honey
1 Tbsp. Confectioners sugar

Place the yeast and warm water into a bowl or container, stir once and let rest.
Add the milk and buttermilk to a microwave safe container, and heat until warmed. It is okay if the buttermilk separates at this point, it will not affect the recipe.
Stir 2 tbsp. Softened butter into the milk and buttermilk mixture until melted.
In a mixing bowl, combine the milk mixture, yeast, granulated sugar, salt and 1 cup of flour. Beat on high with a dough hook until combined well and smooth.
Add the egg to the bowl, and beat until well incorporated.
Slowly add the remaining flour a little at a time until the dough comes cleanly away from the dough hook attachment in the mixer.

Flour the dough slightly, and turn into a ball in a well greased large mixing bowl.
Cover and let the dough rest to rise for 1 hour.
Place the dough onto a floured surface, and roll it out until it is ½ inch thick.

Cut the dough into 12 even rectangular shapes.
Fold the ends of each rectangle under to form a roll shape, and let sit on a parchment or silicone mat lined baking sheet to rise slightly for 20 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Bake the rolls for 12-15 minutes until lightly browned on top.

Brush with melted butter on top if desired.
Combine the ingredients for the cinnamon honey butter in a bowl and mix until completely combined.
Serve the warm rolls with the butter.