Combine first 3 ingredients. Pour 1 C boiling water water over all and allow sugar to dissolve and butter to melt.
Cool slightly so the water is not too hot when you add the yeast in.
Add 2 packages of dry active yeast to 1 C warm water.
Soak yeast in warm water for 5 minutes until foamy and bubbly.. Add to sugar mixture.
Add in eggs and flour and knead for five minutes in stand mixer..
Dough will be soft and a little tacky but not overly sticky. Add additional flour if needed. At this point the dough can be put into a bowl with a tight lid and refrigerated overnight. Or you can just allow it to raise for about 1 hour in the mixing bowl. Cover with a towel.
After raising put onto a floured covered surface. Divide dough in half.
Add in enough flour so the dough is workable and not too sticky.
Roll out into a 12 inch circle. Cut into 12 pie shaped pieces. Roll up into a crescent roll.
Do the same with the other half of the dough. Place on baking sheet and allow to rise for about o30-40 r or until doubled in size.
Bake at 350 for 12 minutes or until golden brown.
If you have refrigerated the dough just remove from the refrigerator 3 hours prior to baking and roll out the dough, form into crescents and let rise for 3 hours.
Makes 24 good size rolls.
To give the rolls that pretty shine, I like to brush them with a little butter as soon as they come out of the oven. The more butter the better as far as I'm concerned.
Make Ahead TipsRefrigerator Method. After dough has been kneaded but before the first rise, place the dough into an airtight container and let it rise overnight in the refrigerator. Take it out 3 hours before you want to bake the rolls, roll them out and let them rise. (see directions below) Freezer Method. Once the rolls have been formed into the crescent shape, place them on a baking sheet. Freeze the dough until frozen solid. Place rolls into a zippered plastic bag.To bake the rolls, place frozen rolls on a parchment covered or greased baking sheet and allow to rise for about 4 hours, depending on the temperature of your house and bake according to directions below. They can be frozen for up to 6 months.