Mix on low until sugar, salt, and shortening melt.
In a separate bowl beat one egg.
In another bowl combine 4 cups of flour.
In another bowl and 1/4 cup of warm water and 1 package of active dry yeast. (let set for 5 minutes)
Now add yeast mixture and egg to the shortening mixture mixing on medium low until well blended, then add one cup of flour at a time, beating at low speed until flour is blended and dough is soft and smooth.
If making night before you can put dough in icebox, and make the next morning.
Then shape dough into 1 inch balls.
Place 3 balls into each lightly greased muffin pans.
Brush with butter.
Place a kitchen towel over each, put in warm place to rise.
About 1 hour.
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