Start by combining water and yeast in the stand mixer bowl, using a dough hook. Use a large bowl , if making this by hand . Let it sit until dissolve for about 5 minutes.
Meanwhile in a microwave safe medium bowl, combine milk, with the butter pieces,sugar, salt and microwave for about a minute. Stir until everything is melted.
Pour butter mixture into the large bowl or stand mixer. Thoroughly mix – mixture should be lukewarm. If not, let it sit for a few minutes. Whisk in eggs.
Gradually add about 3 3/4 cups of flour and continue mixing dough on low speed adding just enough flour to form soft dough.
If mixing by hand remove dough and place on a lightly floured surface . Knead for about 6-8 minutes.
Place dough in a greased bowl, turning once to coat the dough. Cover loosely with a clean cloth and let rise in a warm place for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until doubled..Punch the dough down.
Working on a lightly floured surface, divide dough in half. Then roll out l into 12-inch rounds; cut into 16 wedges. Roll up wedges, starting from the wide end, to form a crescent shape.
Spray baking sheet pan with oil or butter , then place crescent rolls on oiled pan about ½ – 1” apart. Cover lightly with kitchen towel and let rise for about 30 minutes or until dough is puffy.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Brush tops with butter. Place into oven and bake until golden brown, about 12-14 minutes.
Serve warm with remaining butter, if desired.