Pamela May's Holiday Yeast rolls

2 packages rapid rise Yeast
1 1/4 cup water
1 package regular size instant vanilla pudding mix
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon salt
4 to 5 cups bread flour

In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water.  Add dry pudding mix, butter, and salt.  Stir well into mix.  Add half the flour and mix well.  Add the rest of the flour and mix well.  Take out of the bowl and knead until smooth and elastic.  Put in a bowl that has been greased with butter.  Cover with a towel and let rise one hour in a warm place.  Punch dough down and form in balls.  Place in a pan that has been sprayed with pan release.  Cover and let rise 1 to 2 hours.  Place in a 400 degree over and bake 15 minutes or until tops are brown.  Take out of oven and brush with melted butter,

Hints:  I always use my Kitchen Aid mixer and the dough hook to make these.  It makes it so easy.  I also put them in a disposable foil pan.  That way if you take them somewhere, you don't have to worry about getting your pan back.  These rolls are so light and fluffy.  They will stay fresh for several days, however, they never last that long at my house.  I hop you enjoy them as much as we do.