There's something so completely magical about warm, freshly-baked bread with holiday meals, but these Soft Yeast Dinner Rolls are the most irresistible of them all. This is the best dinner roll recipe I've found; every bite is super soft, pillowy, and cloud-like. If you've never made yeast rolls before, roll up your sleeves and get ready to bake up a new tradition.
Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Turn out the dough onto a dry surface. Using a bench scraper, divide the dough into 4 equal portions and then divide those into 8 equal portions (about 1 ¼ oz each). Shape each portion into a round ball by pushing and turning the palm of your hand in a circular motion against the countertop and place 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets.
To create a warm environment ideal for yeast-rising, preheat your oven to its minimum temperature (170 degrees, 200 degrees), but shut it off once the temperature reaches 110 degrees. Place your dough (in a greased bowl, covered with plastic wrap), on a baking sheet and in the oven. The oven temperature will drop when you open the oven door, but enough residual heat will remain that your dough should steadily rise.