Submitted by Jan Lee, Battlefield, Mo.
2 C warm water
2 packages dry yeast
6 1/2 C all-purpose white flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 C melted shortening or oil
1/2 C white sugar
Dissolve 2 packages of yeast in 2 C warm water in a mixing bowl. Let stand until yeast dissolves. Add 2 C flour, 1/2 C sugar and 1 tsp salt. Beat with mixer for 2 minutes. Add melted shortening and eggs. Beat 2 minutes. Slowly add 4 1/2 C flour and mix well. Let mixture rise in a warm place, undisturbed, until double in size. Punch down and make into rolls. Let rolls rise for about one hour in a warm spot, undisturbed. Bake for about 30 minutes or until golden brown in a 350-degree oven. Gently rub tops with butter.