Butter muffin tins; set aside. Mix together water, yeast and sugar in small bowl and let proof until foamy, about 10 minutes.
Combine milk, butter and salt in small saucepan. Place over medium heat and bring to boil, stirring occasionally. Pour into large mixing bowl. Add 1/4 cup sugar and 4 cups flour 1 cup at a time, mixing thoroughly after each cup of flour is added. Add eggs and mix with dough hook on low speed 3 to 4 minutes. When dough has cooled to lukewarm, add yeast and remaining flour. Mix on medium speed 4 to 5 minutes, scraping bowl several times.
Divide dough in half and roll into rectangular sheets 1/4 inch thick. Brush surfaces with melted butter. Combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle evenly over dough. Roll up each sheet tightly and lay seam side down. Slice into 1/2-inch rounds and place in muffin tins. Cover lightly and let rise in warm draft-free area until doubled in bulk.
About 15 minutes before rolls are ready to bake, preheat oven to 400 F. Bake rolls for 10 to 12 minutes, until light golden brown.
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