I first got this recipe in Texas, where it was called ‘Prairie Puffs.’ It became a family favorite quickly.
- 3 cups Flour
- 3 teaspoons Baking Powder
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
- 1 cup Sugar
- 2/3 cups Shortening (Crisco)
- 2 whole Eggs
- 1 cup Milk
- 1-1/2 cup Sugar
- 3 teaspoons Cinnamon
- 2 sticks Butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 12 muffin cups.
In a large bowl stir together flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg. Set aside.
In a different bowl, cream together 1 cup sugar and shortening. Then add eggs and mix again. Add flour mixture and milk alternately to creamed mixture, beating well after each addition.
Fill prepared muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden.
In a bowl, melt 2 sticks butter. In a separate bowl combine remaining sugar and cinnamon. Dip baked muffins in butter, coating thoroughly, then coat with cinnamon-sugar mixture.