Nut Fingers


2 cups flour 
4 tsp baking powder 
½ tsp salt 
4 tbsp shortening 
1 egg 
¾ cup milk 
¾ cup finely chopped nut meats 
2 tbsp butter


 Sift the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.

Cut in the four tablespoons of shortening until the consistency of coarse cornmeal.

Moisten with the eggs, slightly beaten and combined with the milk; mix until blended.

Transfer to a board dusted with flour; roll into oblong shape one-fourth inch in thickness.

Divide in halves; spread one-half with the chopped nuts and butter, combined.

Cover with the second half; press the edges together and cut into finger length strips.

Transfer to an oiled shallow pan and bake in a hot oven (375 degrees) for 20 minutes or until brown.

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