My grandmother made these in her woodstove oven and I have always guessed at the cooking temperature and cooking times. As is usual with lots of older recipes no exact amount of flour was listed either.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 1 egg
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar for decoration
- 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
Mix all ingredients, except flour. Add enough flour to make a rollable dough, about 2 cups.
Roll out to approximately 1/2 inch thick. Cut with round biscuit cutter and sprinkle with sugar.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree F (175 degree C) oven for 8 - 10 minutes.