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Giant cheddar twists on a cooling rack and some on a baking sheet with a linen towel back drop with autumn leaves
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GIANT Cheddar Twists

Giant rolls filled with cheddar cheese then twisted into knots.

Course Breads
Cuisine American
Keyword cheddar cheese rolls, cheddar cheese twists, dinner rolls
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
rise time 2 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings 24 Twists
Calories 233 kcal
Author Janet Barton


Roll Dough

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons yeast
  • 5-6 cups flour

Cheese Filling

  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 3-4 cups shredded cheddar cheese


  1. In the large bowl (6-quart) of a mixer, beat eggs, sugar, and salt. In a medium-size saucepan melt butter. Add the milk and heat until the milk is lightly warmed about 110 ℉. Remove from the heat and pour into the egg mixture. Mix until combined. Sprinkle yeast over milk mixture and let stand for about 2 minutes to soften the yeast. Whisk into the milk mixture. Add 5 cups of flour and beat until dough is smooth. Add remaining flour 1 cup, as needed, a little at a time until dough is smooth and slightly sticky or until the dough begins to pull away from the sides of the bowl while mixing. Place the dough in a very large bowl that has been lightly oiled. Cover with a clean cloth and allow to rise until doubled in size. About 45-60 minutes.

  2. Gently remove the dough from the bowl. Let rest a few minutes. Roll the dough into a 24 x 13-inch rectangle. Spread the lower half of the dough with butter. Sprinkle grated cheese over the butter. Fold over the upper half of the dough over the cheese. Cut into 1-inch strips. Twist each strip of dough then tie in a knot. Place on a greased or parchment-lined baking sheet. Cover with a clean cloth and allow to rise for 30-45 minutes. The dough should feel like a marshmallow when gently pressed. Bake in a pre-heated 400℉ oven for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts
GIANT Cheddar Twists
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 233 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 53mg18%
Sodium 289mg12%
Potassium 77mg2%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 394IU8%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 101mg10%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.