1 Tbsp yeast
3 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
4 Tbsp butter; room temp
4 cups flour
In a large mixing bowl dissolve yeast in warm water with the sugar. Add salt, butter and 3 cups of flour. Mix until smooth. Add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough, adding more flour if needed. Dough will be soft and a little on the sticky side. Knead by hand or in mixer with the dough hook until smooth and elastic. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to coat the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until double in size; about 45 min to 1 hour.
Punch dough down. Using a 1/3 cup measuring cup, measure out dough for 12 rolls. Shape each into a ball (flour cup and hands if necessary). Place in a greased 9x13 pan. Cover and let rise until double in size; about 30-35 min.
Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 15-20 min or until tops are golden brown. Spread a little butter on top of warm rolls.
This could not have been easier. The dough whips up quickly. Depending of the warmth of your house they will rise quickly, as well. I cheated a little on the second rise and put them in a warm oven. It only took about 15 min for them to rise. Bonus!
My kids said I could make them every day and they would never get tired of them. 'Nuff said.