french breakfast puffs

French Breakfast Puffs

1 cup granulated sugar, divided
1 egg
1/3 cup shortening
1 1/2 cup sifted flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Melted butter

With mixer, cream 1/2 cup sugar, the egg and shortening. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Add creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Fill 12 greased muffin pans 2/3 full with batter. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes.

When removed from oven, dip puffs, while hot, in melted butter and roll in mixture of cinnamon and remaining sugar. Freezes well.

Serve hot or cold.

Makes 12.