Homemade Butterscotch Rolls - Our Family New England Tradition

This is a super easy, but a little time consuming recipe for butterscotch rolls.  These delicious dinner, or dessert rolls, have been made by my family for three generations.  

Just a few simple ingredients are needed to make these butterscotch rolls.

1 Box of Bisquick  - Milk - 1 stick or more of salted butter 1 bag of light brown sugar, and pure vanilla ( Surprisingly I was the first in my family to add the vanilla)

I have made these almost my whole life, so I no longer use measured ingredients, especially since I make them in very large batches, so I hope my written out steps work for you. 


I first pour the Bisquick mix in a large bowl (I will be using the gluten free Bisquick soon to give it a try) and add enough milk and 1/2 tsp. of vanilla to form a soft dough that is not too wet and sticky.  You can adjust the amount of vanilla to your batch size. 


On a floured board or counter top, roll the dough so that it is thin, but not so thin you can see through it.  While doing this, keep in mind you will be rolling the dough later and you want it thick enough that it won't rip or tear. 

Melt the stick of butter and brush all over the rolled out dough.  I use a lot of butter since I also use a lot of brown sugar (Shhhhh... don't tell my sister, this is how I win the butterscotch roll bake off each holiday! :-) )

Add a layer of the light brown sugar.  Add as much or as little as you would like for your own personal taste, but to be honest, they taste so much better with more.

Starting at the outer edge, slowly roll up your dough

Cut slices along the roll that are about 1 inch wide.  The dough will rise quite a bit, so don't cut them too wide. 

Pre-heat oven to 450 (yes I know that might sound  high, but these cook fast, so keep an eye on them or the sugar and rolls will burn)

Place the rolls in greased muffin pans.  Don't forget to spray or butter the pans since these will stick!  After each batch comes out of the oven, I clean the muffin tin of excess melted butterscotch and spray again before putting in the next batch.  Careful, the melted sugar will be hot, so don't use your bare hands to clean it off. 

Bake for about 9 minutes.  Each oven will be a little different, but even a minute can make a difference.  Bake until the dough is a medium golden brown.  

Cool the rolls on parchment paper.  This is the time the family usually shows up to grab them while they are still warm and devour them with a glass of cold milk or cup of coffee.