Salted Honey Butter Parker Rolls

Rating: 5 out of 5.

These salted honey butter parker rolls are absolutely my favorite! I love how sweet and fluffy they are. The house smelled like heaven when I baked them and two days later I am still enjoying their softness.

I am pretty sure everyone will love these rolls. Especially the bread lovers like me. I had one for breakfast with some apricot jam, paired a few with dinner, and a few more in the middle of the night (I know, don’t judge).

These honey butter parker house rolls are easy to make and the whole family can have fun.

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Here is what you need

The recipe for these parker rolls is pretty straightforward and very easy to make. It takes just as long as a regular house rolls. Here are all ingredients and equipment you will need.

  • Flour – I suggest using bread flour (especially if you live in a humid place like Chicago) because it will rise faster and make the parker rolls fluffy.
  • Egg – room temperature.
  • Honey – no need to use your fancy farmer’s market jar of honey. It will melt and seep into the dough.
  • Butter – room temperature
  • Whole Milk
  • Yeast – I always use active dry but there is a note on the recipe below if you are using instant rise yeast.
  • Salt – just a pinch to even out the sweet flavors.
  • Sea Salt Flakes – for sprinkling on top of the rolls when they are ready to serve.


  • 9×13 inch baking pan
  • Rolling Pin
  • Parchment Paper
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How to Make Honey Butter Parker Rolls

These delicious honey butter rolls are so easy to make.

  1. Warm up the milk and mix the yeast and a little bit of honey. Let it sit for about 10 minutes to activate. You know it is ready when it bubbles.
  2. Then add the rest of the honey, egg, and butter. Beat it well. With your dough hook on medium start incorporating the flour and the salt. Mix until the flour is completely incorporated and the dough is forming a ball. If it is too sticky add a little more flour. Cover and let it sit for an hour to double its size.
  3. Meanwhile, mix honey and butter and leave it on the side. When the dough is ready, butter a square baking pan and preheat the oven. Lightly dust your work surface with flour, punch the dough in the middle and roll it out.
  4. Form a ball. Spread into rectangular with the rolling pin. Then spread the butter all over it and cut it into wide strips. Roll each strip into a coil and arrange them seam side down in the baking dish.
  5. Cover and let it sit again until the rolls doubled their size. After that bake!
  6. Smear honey butter all over them when out of the oven and sprinkle with sea salt. Delish!

How to Store Parker House Rolls?

You can freeze these dinner rolls for up to 3 months. Just make sure to let them cool completely. When you are ready to use them, thaw and warm up before serving.

If you want to make the dough ahead of time knit it and make the rolls but don’t let it rise a second time until you are ready to bake them. Cover them and keep them in the fridge for up to a day.

You can also freeze the dough right after you knit it and let it rise and double its size. Place in a freezer bag and make sure there is no air in it to avoid freezer burn.

When you want to use the dough place it in a large mixing bowl and let it thaw until it reaches room temperature. Make sure it is covered with plastic wrap. It will double in size.

Easy Dinner Ideas to Pair with Parker House Rolls

These delicious Salted Honey Butter Parker Rolls are soft and sweet so whatever you pair with them will be a great choice. However, you might want to stick to classic family dinners for the best comfort food dinner.

Follow the full recipe below and enjoy!

parker house rolls

Salted Honey Butter Parker Rolls

These soft, sweet, and slightly salty rolls are perfect for a family dinner, holiday house rolls, or to enjoy as is. The honey butter melts from the first bite and the house smells like heaven while baking them.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Resting time 2 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Course bread, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 10 rolls


  • 9×14 inch baking pan
  • Rolling Pin


  • 1 Cup Warm milk around 120 F
  • 1 Package Instand Dry Yeast or 2 1/4 tsp
  • 3 Cups Bread Flour
  • Pinch Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Honey
  • 3 Tbsp Salted Butter room temperature
  • 1 Egg room temperature

For the honey Butter

  • 8 Tbsp Butter room temperature
  • 4 Tbsp Honey


  • In a large mixing bowl combine the milk, yeast and 1 tsp honey. Let it sit for about 5 minutes to activate the yeast. It will bubble up when it is ready.
  • Attach the dough hook to your mixer. Add the flour and salt to the mixing bowl and mix on low. Then turn the mixer to medium and add the yeast mixture, egg, honey, and butter. Knit for about 4-5 minutes or until the flour is completely incorporated and the dough is forming. If it seems too sticky add 1/4 cup of flour. Cover with plastic wrap and let it sit in a warm place for about hour and a half.
  • Meanwhile, make the honey butter. In a small mixing bowl mix the soft butter and honey. You should have a honey butter spread. Cover and let is sit on the side until you are ready to use it.
  • When the dough has doubled in size, preheat the oven to 350 F. Butter a 9×14 inch baking dish and lightly flour your working surface.
  • Punch the dough in the middle and roll it out on the floured surface. Form a ball and then roll out into a rectangular. Spread the honey butter all over. Cut into wide strips with a sharp knife and roll them into coils. Arrange in the baking dish.
  • When all the rolls are arranged in the baking dish, cover it with plastic wrap and let it sit in a warm place for 30 minutes.
  • When the rolls doubled in size remove the plastic wrap and bake them for 20-25 minutes until the crust is golden brown. If the crusts starts to burn but the rolls are still raw in the middle, turn the heat down to 300 F and check them often.
  • When the rolls are done baking, spread more honey butter all over them and sprinkle sea salt.


Freezing – You can freeze the dough right after the first rise or freeze the rolls after baking and cooling. 
Make-ahead – You can make the dough and leave it in the fridge for up to 12 hours. If it doubles in size you can use it. Make sure to let it warm up to room temperature before working with it. 
Yeast – I always use Instant Dry Yeast but if you use Rapid Yeast you don’t have to wait for it to activate – add all ingredients from steps one and two and continue to mix. 
Rising time – if where you live it is already chili and humid, turn the light of the oven on and place the bowl with the dough in there. The heat from the light and the closed oven will create a warmer environment so your dough rises quicker. 
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