Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Buttons and Bowknots

2 cups flour
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt                 
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup shortening
2/3 cup buttermilk (or milk with 1 tablespoon vinegar added to sour it)
1 egg

¼ cup butter, melted
½ cup sugar

Heat oven to 450 degrees.  Combine dry ingredients and shortening in bowl.  Cut in shortening until mixture looks like meal.  Add milk and egg.  Beat 20 strokes.  Round up dough on lightly floured board.  Knead 5 times.  Roll ½ inch thick.  Cut with floured donut cutter.  Twist rings into bowknots.  Use centers for buttons.  Place on cookie sheet and bake 8 – 10 minutes.  Immediately after baking dip in melted butter, then sugar. Yum!

Note: Perfect for a Saturday or Sunday morning!

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