French Breakfast Puffs


1/3 c shortening
1 c sugar, divided
1 egg
1 1/2 c flour
1 1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1/4 t nutmeg
1/2 c milk
1 t ground cinnamon
6 T butter or margarine, melted

In a mixing bowl, beat shortening, 1/2 c sugar and egg until smooth. Combine flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg; add to the sugar mixture alternately with milk.  Fill greased muffin cups 2/3 full.  Bake at 350 for 20min or until toothpick comes out clean.  Meanwhile, combine cinnamon and remaining sugar in a shallow bowl.  Roll warm puffs in butter, then in cinnamon-sugar mixture.  Serve immediately.  Yield: 1 dozen

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