First make a batch of this roll dough:
Sweet Dinner Rolls
1/2 cup warm water (110 degrees F)
1/2 cup warm milk
1 egg (mixed in with a fork)
1/3 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 (.25 ounce) package active dry
yeast (1 Tblspn.)
While the dough is rising go ahead and get your pans ready. This is what I did for the neighbor gifts:
Form rolls by taking dough and pushing it up through an O formed by your thumb and middle finger. This makes the top of the roll smooth and pretty. Set the dough evenly around the pan with about an inch in between and cover with a light cloth to rise for about an hour. Rolls should touch when they have risen enough.
Great for Christmas gifts but just as wonderful any time of the year!