Betty's Cloverleaf Icebox Yeast Rolls -- Christmas

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Dec. 09, 2013

In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make Cloverleaf Icebox Yeast Rolls for Christmas. This is an old recipe, with great tradition, great looks, and great taste!


Active dry yeast envelope 2 ((1/4
Warm water 1 Cup (16 tbs) ((100
Butter 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Boiling water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Eggs 2
All purpose flour 6 Cup (96 tbs)
Salt 1 Teaspoon
For greasing
Cooking oil spray 1 Teaspoon
To spread on top
Butter 2 Tablespoon , melted



1. In a small bowl, combine yeast and warm water. Stir and let stand for 5 minutes.

2. In a large mixing bowl, place butter, sugar, and salt. Beat until light and fluffy.

3. Pour boiling water and mix until smooth.

4. Add eggs and yeast mixture. Beat for 1 minute or until well combined.

5. Gradually add flour and beat after each addition.

6. Spray a large bowl with cooking oil spray. Place dough in bowl and spray top of dough. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.

7. Grease 2 muffin pans (12 grooves each) with cooking oil spray.


8. Punch dough down and place on a lightly floured surface.

9. Form dough into 72 equally-sized balls and place 3 balls in each groove of the muffin pans.

10. Brush melted butter on top of each roll. Cover and let rise in a warm, draft free place for about 45 minutes or until doubled in size.

11. Bake in a preheated 375 degree F oven for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean and tops are golden.


12. Remove from oven and serve immediately with butter.


To keep the rolls hot, place them in a basket or bowl lined with a clean linen napkin, lapping the napkin over the top of the rolls.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 18 Minutes
Ready In: 18 Minutes
Servings: 12

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 463Calories from Fat 167

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 19 g29.2%

Saturated Fat 11 g55%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 179 mg7.46%

Total Carbohydrates 65 g21.7%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 16 g

Protein 8 g16%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet