Cheesy Garlic Butterflake Rolls

Half pull-apart roll, half garlic knot, these Cheesy Garlic Butterflake Rolls are a fun and delicious way to add flavor to the dinner table.  Bake up a batch today!

This Cheesy Garlic Butterflake Rolls post is sponsored by Cabot Creamery, but the recipe and opinions are entirely my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Spiced!

Half pull-apart roll, half garlic knot, these Cheesy Garlic Butterflake Rolls are a fun and delicious way to add flavor to the dinner table.  Bake up a batch today!What hashtags do you follow on social media?  I love beautiful food photography, so it should come as no surprise that most of the hashtags I follow are food related.  A warm chocolate chip cookie with slightly melted chocolate chips is a thing of beauty.  A deliciously buttery grilled cheese sandwich filled with melted cheese falls into the same category.  A good BBQ sandwich also ranks up there for me.  And then there is #TongueOutTuesday.

Half pull-apart roll, half garlic knot, these Cheesy Garlic Butterflake Rolls are a fun and delicious way to add flavor to the dinner table.  Bake up a batch today!If you don’t follow #TongueOutTuesday, then you should start.  Seriously.  And, no, this isn’t people sticking out their tongues.  #TongueOutTuesday is all about animals.  In particular, I always look forward to seeing Cabot’s posts of cows sticking out their tongues.  I don’t understand why, but cows seem to have an uncanny ability to stick out their tongues at the best possible times.  And that leads to some pretty hilarious (and cute) photos of cows with their tongues out.

I’ve included a couple of my favorites here just because they’re too good not to share!

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Can you roll your tongue like that? (Image credit: Cabot Instagram)

 

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Making a run for it! (Image credit: Cabot Facebook)

 

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You gotta wonder what the cow on the left is thinking here! (Image credit: Cabot Instagram)

 

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And for all of you photographers out there…this is why you bring wipes for your lens when you go the farm! (Image credit: Cabot Instagram)

Aside from posting awesome pictures of cows’ tongues, Cabot also happens to make world-class cheese.  If you follow my blog regularly, then you know I love Cabot cheese.  We always keep an assortment of Cabot cheeses in our fridge, and Cabot’s Lowfat Vanilla Bean Greek Yogurt is my go-to breakfast on busy weekday mornings.

Half pull-apart roll, half garlic knot, these Cheesy Garlic Butterflake Rolls are a fun and delicious way to add flavor to the dinner table.  Bake up a batch today!Cheesy Garlic Butterflake Rolls

Switching gears to today’s recipe, I used Cabot’s Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese in a super fun way.  A couple of months ago, I posted this recipe for Cheesy Garlic Knots.  Holy cow, those are delicious!  In fact, we’ve made those knots several times over the past couple of months.  As I’ve mentioned many times before, I’m a sports nut.  College football and college basketball are my jam.  This year is a bit different obviously, but I’m still finding some sports to watch.  And watching sports requires gameday food – like Cheesy Garlic Knots!

Half pull-apart roll, half garlic knot, these Cheesy Garlic Butterflake Rolls are a fun and delicious way to add flavor to the dinner table.  Bake up a batch today!However, now that we’re rolling into the holiday season, I wanted to give those knots an upgrade.  I decided to turn ’em into Cheesy Garlic Butterflake Rolls.  If you thought the knots were fun, then wait until you make a batch of these rolls!  You can peel each cheesy, garlicky layer off one-by-one.  Yum!

Half pull-apart roll, half garlic knot, these Cheesy Garlic Butterflake Rolls are a fun and delicious way to add flavor to the dinner table.  Bake up a batch today!

And since these are in roll form, they could totally appear at the dinner table.  These Cheesy Garlic Butterflake Rolls are essentially garlic knots combined with butterflake rolls.  I dare you to peel off just one layer!  One layer leads to two leads to three…and then the next thing you know, the entire roll is gone.

Half pull-apart roll, half garlic knot, these Cheesy Garlic Butterflake Rolls are a fun and delicious way to add flavor to the dinner table.  Bake up a batch today!Have you ever made butterflake rolls?  They’re a fun way to put a spin on the classic dinner roll.  In fact, I posted a recipe for Butterflake Rolls several years ago, but I’ve given that recipe an update – in the form of minced garlic and shredded cheese.  I might never go back to the traditional version again now!

Half pull-apart roll, half garlic knot, these Cheesy Garlic Butterflake Rolls are a fun and delicious way to add flavor to the dinner table.  Bake up a batch today!Butterflake rolls do require a bit of extra work in that you need to cut the dough into strips and then stack those strips together.  It’s a bit of a challenge, but honestly it’s not too bad.  Plus, you get rewarded at the end with a muffin tin full of Cheesy Garlic Butterflake Rolls!  I hope you enjoy these rolls as much as we do around here.  Even Robbie (who is hesitant to try foods he’s never seen before) dove straight into one of these rolls while it was still warm from the oven.  Happy baking!  And Happy #TongueOutTuesday!

Half pull-apart roll, half garlic knot, these Cheesy Garlic Butterflake Rolls are a fun and delicious way to add flavor to the dinner table.  Bake up a batch today!Did you bake a batch of these Cheesy Garlic Butterflake Rolls?  Leave a comment, or snap a photo and tag me (@Spicedblog) and Cabot (@CabotCheese) on Instagram.  We’d love to see your version!

Half pull-apart roll, half garlic knot, these Cheesy Garlic Butterflake Rolls are a fun and delicious way to add flavor to the dinner table.  Bake up a batch today!

Cheesy Garlic Butterflake Rolls

Half pull-apart roll, half garlic knot, these Cheesy Garlic Butterflake Rolls are a fun and delicious way to add flavor to the dinner table.  Bake up a batch today!
5 from 6 votes
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Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 12 rolls
Calories: 205kcal

Ingredients

For Rolls

  • cups bread flour
  • tsp active dry yeast
  • Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¾ cup milk warm
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened

For Cheesy Garlic Filling

  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp garlic minced
  • ¾ tsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 4 oz. Cabot Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese shredded

Instructions

For Rolls

  • Using a countertop mixer, add all ingredients for the rolls (flour, yeast, sugar, salt, milk, egg yolk and butter).
  • Mix on low speed for 2 minutes. Increase speed to medium and continue mixing for 3-4 more minutes.
  • Transfer dough into a large oiled bowl; cover with plastic wrap. Place in a warm (85°F) location for 60-75 minutes, or until dough has almost doubled in size. (Tip: I typically let my dough rise in the oven. The oven light is turned on, but the oven itself is off.)

For the Cheesy Garlic Filling

  • Using a small bowl, whisk together the melted butter, garlic, Italian seasoning and kosher salt.
  • Roll dough into a 12” x 12” square. Brush top of dough with melted butter mixture.
  • Using a pizza cutter, cut the dough into 12 (1” wide) strips.
  • Stack strips into 2 stacks of 6 strips each, spreading shredded cheese in-between layers.
  • Cut each stack into (6) 2” pieces.
  • Turn each stack on its side and place in a greased muffin tin.
  • Spray tops of dough with baking spray and cover lightly with plastic wrap. Place pan in a warm location for 45-60 minutes, or until dough has risen about 1” over the top of the muffin cups.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Bake rolls for 14-16 minutes, or until tops are golden brown in color. (Note: Peek at the rolls after about 12-13 minutes. If necessary, lay a piece of foil on top to prevent tops of rolls from burning.)

Half pull-apart roll, half garlic knot, these Cheesy Garlic Butterflake Rolls are a fun and delicious way to add flavor to the dinner table.  Bake up a batch today!

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26 Comments

    1. I’m pretty picky about what hashtags I follow on social media – I need it to be fun and light-hearted. And what’s more fun and light-hearted that a cow trying to lick the lens of a camera? 🙂 Also, these rolls. SO good. Thanks, Kathy!!

  1. This seems like such a sad question, but is there a refrigerated dough that you could recommend for this? I am not a baker and usually have little time to bake during family functions, unless it is days ahead of time.

    I was thinking a pre-made biscuit dough or croissant dough that could be rolled out and cut into the strips?

    1. Hey Amy! That’s not a sad question at all. I do enjoy baking, but I get it – it takes time to let the dough rise and all.

      For this recipe, I would go with refrigerated crescent roll dough. Biscuit dough could work in a pinch, but you’d need to roll the dough out until it’s a bit thinner – the crescent roll dough is thinner to begin with so I don’t think it would need to be rolled as much.

      One more thought – you might need two cans of the dough. I’m not certain, but I’d recommend grabbing two cans just in case! Happy baking! 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    OK, those cows are adorable!! And these rolls? Heavenly! You probably know how much I love cheese … and bread, so this is right up my alley!! Throw in a glass of wine and I’m set! I can only imagine just how good the house smells as these bake. Hope your week is going awesome, my friend 🙂

    1. Yup, you and I share the same taste buds when it comes to bread and cheese! I mean how can you go wrong with soft bread and melty cheese!? I’m with ya on the glass of wine, too. I’m thinking I might make these again for American Thanksgiving in a couple of weeks…along with a nice bottle of wine, of course! 🙂 Thanks, Dawn!

  3. Ha! #TongueOutTuesday is new to me, but I’m a sucker for cows – so darn cute.

    And speaking of things I’m a sucker for – Cheesy Garlic Rolls. These are the ideal pair for soup and perfect for the holiday meals ahead!

    1. I’m a sucker for good cow pics, too, Marissa! I’m selective on what hashtags and such that I follow on social media – I need it to be either light-hearted and fun or just awesome pics of food. And cows sticking their tongues out is definitely light-hearted and fun! 🙂 Also, these Cheesy Garlic Butterflake Rolls? Totally fun – just in a different kind of way!

  4. 5 stars
    #TongueOutTuesday is a new one for me, but if it has dog tounges sticking out, then I’m in.
    Great pull apart idea. I want the two inner parts, at least to start with. I wonder how they would be if you made them like a rolled cinnamon roll. I might have to try that. Hmmm, maybe I should make a savory version of the classic Swedish bun. David, you’ve got my mind thinking on this one…

    1. I’m pretty sure there are some dogs sticking their tongues out for #TongueOutTuesday. I mean cows can’t have ALL the fun, right? 🙂

      Well…you just got me thinking right back! I wonder if I could make a cinnamon roll version of butterflake rolls. It would totally work! And then the savory version of a Swedish bun sounds awesome, too. After all, bread dough is a great vessel for all sorts of fun things – so let’s play around and see what comes out of the oven!

  5. 5 stars
    I’ve never heard this hashtag #TongueOutTuesday, and I’ve got to check it out! In fact both our pets occasionally stick their tongues out, so I might start using this hashtag too. But clearly you cannot beat these cows; they’re just so hilarious! (Probably these Cabot cows are just trying to catch tiny cheese molecules flying in the air? That’s the cheese facility after all!) Anyway, I’m a huge fan of everything with cheese, and these cheesy garlic rolls look and sound great! Cows and Ben approve 🙂

    1. A good photo of an animal (any animal) sticking its tongue out is always funny! I’m thinking these Cabot cows are definitely just trying to catch cheese particles. I mean that’s what I do when I go to a Cabot farm. 🙂 Thanks so much, Ben!

  6. Hey David, I have made your butterflake rolls before, and they are fantastic! This cheesy garlic version certainly looks and sounds tempting! Robbie obviouly knows a sure thing when he sees one!

    1. I don’t know why it took me so long to think about adding cheese to those butterflake rolls! Talk about taking a good thing and making it even better. I highly recommend playing around with these…think of all the different cheese combinations you could do here. Cheers, buddy!

  7. 5 stars
    Love the layers in these butterflake rolls David. And all that cheesy garlic taste too. Those cows sticking their tongues out are really funny. I was trying to do that with my tongue too. Ha ha! Hope you and the family well!

    1. Hey Sheila! These rolls would indeed be great for Thanksgiving! As with any fresh bread, these will taste best when made day-of. However, with that said, you could create a shortcut to this recipe by using canned crescent roll dough. That would eliminate the need to make the dough and let it rise on Thanksgiving day.

      You could probably also make the dough and then put it straight into the refrigerator overnight – then just let it rise the next day. (It will take longer to rise since it’ll be starting out cold.) I haven’t tried that method, but I suspect it would work, too. I hope you do get a chance to make these rolls – they are fun and they taste great, too! 🙂

    1. Haha! I hear ya, Karen, but the problem arises when you reach for the bread basket and find that it’s empty. Time for another batch, right? 🙂

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