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Mini French Puffs

These delicious bite-size treats are the perfect ending to a breakfast or brunch. My family also enjoys nibbling on them throughout the day.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    2-1/2 dozen


  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted


  • In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Beat in egg. Combine flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Add to creamed mixture alternately with milk (batter will be stiff).
  • Fill greased miniature muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Combine sugar and cinnamon. Remove puffs from pans; immediately roll in butter, then in cinnamon-sugar. Serve warm.
Editor's Note: Twelve regular-size muffin cups may be used; bake for 15-20 minutes.

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