Pour water into mixer and add yeast. Let soften for a few minutes. Then add remaining ingredients. Using a dough hook, beat at low for 30 seconds, scraping sides of bowl. Let knead for 5-7 minutes on higher speed.
Cover the bowl; let dough rise in warm place until double in size, about a half hour. Punch down, and turn out onto greased surface. Cover; let rest for 10 minutes. Divide dough from a single recipe in two parts (if you doubled recipe, divide into 4 parts etc.). Cut each section in 4 quarters, then cut each quarter in thirds, then each third in half. Shape pieces into round balls. Place them on a greased sheet pan about 1-2 inches apart. Cover with greased clear wrap.
Let them rise in a warm place till double (about 1-2 hours). Uncover and bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes, or until tops begin to brown. Makes 3-4 dozen rolls.