Sift flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and cream of tartar into bowl. Add shortening to the flour mixture. Blend together until of cornmeal-like consistency. Pour milk into flour mixture slowly. Add the egg. Stir to a stiff dough. Knead five times. Roll to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut with 1 1/2 inch cutter. Bake on an aluminum cookie sheet for 10-15 minutes at 450 degrees F. After stirring to a stiff dough, these may be dropped by spoonfuls on greased cookie sheet. They bake light and crusty.
By Robin from Washington, IA
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