Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Brush a 9-inch x 13-inch baking dish with 1 tablespoon of melted butter. Set the dish on top of the stove to keep the butter warm.
To the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook attachment, add the yeast, milk, and honey. Stir the ingredients a little to mix them up and help dissolve the yeast. Let sit for 3 minutes to allow the yeast to bloom.
Add 3 tablespoons melted butter and 3 1/2 cups flour to the mixer bowl. Stir on low with the mixer until smooth. If needed, add up to 1/2 cup of the remaining flour to form a soft dough.
Add the salt to the dough and mix for 3 minutes on medium speed. The dough will have formed a ball and have a slightly sticky texture. (If you press your finger on the dough and pull it away a little will stick.)
Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface. Roll the dough into a ball. Divide the ball into 12 even pieces. You can just eyeball it, they don't have to be perfectly the same.
Form each piece of dough into a roll by pinching the sides together in the middle until the outer edge is round. Then, turn the roll over so the smooth top is showing. Set the roll into your prepared pan, pinched side down, and repeat with the remaining dough. It's okay if the rolls touch.
Bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until the rolls are golden brown on top. If the tops begin to brown too quickly cover the rolls loosely with foil.
Carefully remove the rolls from the oven and brush with the remaining 1 tablespoon of melted butter. Serve warm or at room temperature. Store in an airtight container.
You can make these rolls the night before! Prepare the recipe as written. Once the rolls are in the pan, cover them with plastic wrap and refrigerate. In the morning, take off the plastic wrap, and let the glass baking dish sit on the counter to warm up. (This way it won't shatter in the hot oven. If you're using a metal pan, go right to baking.) Then bake the rolls in a preheated oven for 17 to 20 minutes until golden brown on top and cooked through.
If you don't have a stand mixer, add the yeast, milk, and honey to a mixing bowl. Let the yeast bloom. Add in 3 tablespoons of butter, flour, and salt. Stir with a wooden spoon until you can't stir anymore. Transfer the dough to a floured surface and knead for 3 to 5 minutes. Proceed to finish the rolls as directed.