Doughnut Muffins

Doughnut Muffins

1/3 cup shortening
1 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.
2. In a large bowl, cream together shortening and 1 cup sugar; beat in egg. Stir together flour, baking powder, salt and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Stir flour into egg mixture alternately with milk. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.
3. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into centre of a muffin comes out clean. While muffins bake, combine 1/2 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Remove muffins from pan and let cool for 5 minutes. While muffins are still warm, roll tops of muffins in cinnamon sugar mixture.

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