Sugared Crescents
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Rise Time
55 mins

A homemade sugared crescent recipe made with a soft and airy dough and a delicious vanilla and sugar coating!

Course: Breafast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crescent recipe
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 977 kcal
Author: Marina | Let the Baking Begin
For the Dough
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 Tbsp dry instant yeast
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 stick butter 112 grams, melted
  • 5 cups flour
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
Egg Wash
  • 9 Tbsp sugar
  1. Combine 1/2 cup milk and 1 tablespoon dry instant yeast. Stir. Leave for 5-10 minutes to rise.

  2. Pour 1 1/2 cups milk into the bread maker bowl or into a bowl of a mixer, add a dash of salt, 3/4 cups sugar, 2 eggs, 1 stick butter, the risen yeast mixture, 1 Tbsp vanilla extract, and 5 cups flour in that order. Put the bread maker into the dough cycle, allowing the dough to be knead and then risen. Or just put your mixer onto low speed and let the ingredients come together. When they resemble dough, allow the mixer to knead it for 20 minutes or until the dough comes off the sides of the bowl leaving it clean. Cover with cloth and set into draft free, warm place to rise (about 1+ hour).

  3. Once the dough cycle is over and the dough (if using the bread maker), or the dough is risen (if using a mixer), punch down the dough. Pour double tablespoons of oil onto your working surface and spread the oil all over with your hand. Remove the dough onto your working surface and bring all ends towards the center, to make it into a neat ball. Then put the dough ball, tucked ends down, smooth surface up, and make it into a log. Cut in 3 equal pieces. Shape each into a ball, and set it smooth side up to rest.
  4. Whisk 2 eggs together. Add 1 tablespoon water and whisk again. Set aside.

  5. Turn oven to 350°F. Set baking rack in the middle. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

  6. Roll the dough ball as thin as you can into a circle. Lightly sprinkle the dough with about 3 tablespoons sugar. Cut diagonally 5-6 times, as shown on the picture. Then roll the crescents starting with the thicker end and rolling towards the thin end. Place shaped crescents onto parchment lined baking sheet, end down, about 2-3 inches apart. Allow them to rise for about 15-30 minutes until almost double in size. Brush with egg mixture.

  7. Bake crescents until golden in color. About 15-20 minutes. Allow to cool before eating.
Nutrition Facts
Sugared Crescents
Amount Per Serving
Calories 977 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 176mg59%
Sodium 122mg5%
Potassium 418mg12%
Carbohydrates 192g64%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 72g80%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 435IU9%
Calcium 186mg19%
Iron 8mg44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.