Tuesday, September 16, 2008


2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 cup shortening
2/3 cup milk
3 tablespoons butter, softened
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cream of tartar. Cut in shortening, using a pastry cutter or two knives, until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in milk, just until moistened. Turn out onto a lightly floured board, knead 8 to 10 times. Roll or pat into a 12-inch by 10-inch rectangle. For filling, spread the butter over the dough. Combine the sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the butter. Cut into five 2-inch strips; stack strips on top of each other. Cut into six 2-inch pieces, place cut side down in six greased muffin cups. Bake at 425 degrees for 11 to 14 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to wire racks to cool. Serve while warm.

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