Easy Cheese-Garlic Rolls

Easy Cheese-Garlic Rolls

6 tablespoons butter or margarine, at room temperature
1/3 cup chopper garlic
1/4 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
1 pound frozen white or whole-wheat bread dough
2/3 cup shredded Longhorn Cheddar or Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese

  1. Mix butter, garlic, and 2 tablespoons of the parmesan cheese.

  2. On a lightly floured board, pat, roll, and stretch dough into a 12 x 16 inch rectangle. If dough springs back, let rest a few minutes, then continue to shape.

  3. Spread garlic-butter mixture evenly over dough. Sprinkle with 1/3 cheddar cheese.

  4. From a 16-inch edge, roll dough to enclose filling. Cut log of dough crosswise into 16 equal rolls.

  5. Setting them on cut sides, evenly space rolls in a buttered 9 x 13 inch pan.

  6. Cover pan lightly with plastic wrap. Let rolls rise in a warm place until almost doubled in size, 25 to 35 minutes. Remove wrap; sprinkle rolls with remaining parmesan and cheddar cheese.

  7. Bake in 350 degree F. oven until golden brown, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool in pan on a rack about 5 minutes. With a wide spatula, lift rolls from pan and serve warm or cool.

Makes 16 soft rolls