2 c. sifted flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/4 c. shortening
3/4 c. milk
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Grease a cooking sheet. Sift flour in a large bowl. Add baking powder and salt and nix with a fork. Cut in shortening until mixture looks like “meal”. Stir with a fork to moisten ingredients. If necessary pour in rest of milk. The mixture should round up into a ball (too much stirring makes a tough biscuit).
Place dough on a lightly floured board. Roll the ball around gently 3 to 4 times to coat lightly with flour. Knead 10 times.
Lightly roll the dough into a rectangle 7 x 12 inch. Spread with softened butter.
Mix 5 tablespoons sugar and 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon together and sprinkle over dough. Starting at the long side roll up like a jelly roll. Pinch ends to seal. Cut into 12 slices. Bake cut side up 10 to 15 minutes.