This is our special, indulgent breakfast treat carried over from my childhood (thanks to Betty Crocker). My brother and I would fight to lick the cinnamon sugar off the plate when we were done eating... yeah we're that crazy for them.
Now my husband and I make it for lazy mornings (we don't have a lot of those!) and for birthdays. This batch we made recently for our son's 4th.
The recipe makes a dozen - obviously they didn't even make it to picture time!
Mix 1/3 c. shortening, 1/2 c. sugar and 1 egg.
Stir in 1-1/2 c. flour, 1-1/2 t. baking powder, 1/2 t. salt and 1/4 t. nutmeg alternately with 1/2 c. milk.
Fill greased muffin cups about 2/3 full.
Bake @ 350 until golden brown, about 20-25 minutes.
Immediately after baking, roll puffs in 1/2 c. melted butter, then in cinnamon sugar (1 t. cinnamon, 1/2 c. sugar).
yummmm. Don't forget to lick your fingers when you're done.