Buttons and Bowknots

Buttons And Bowknots Recipe

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kathleen ralston


This is from an old recipe book that has long ago fallen completely apart. I no longer remember which one. Even my copy needs to be redone it's so faded and old. Nice for breakfast or with coffee. Lighter and less fattening than doughnuts. The recipe says "Bisquick" but any biscuit mix is fine.


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20 Min
10 Min


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    2 cups bisquick
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    2 tbs sugar
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    1 tsp nutmeg
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    1/8 tsp cinnamon
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    1/3 cup milk
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    1 egg
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    1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
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    1/2 cup sugar

How to Make Buttons and Bowknots


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Mix the Bisquick, 2 tbs sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, egg, and milk together. Beat for 20 strokes.
  3. Round up the dough and knead it 5 times on a lightly floured surface.
  4. Roll dough 1/2 inch thick. Cut with a floured doughnut cutter.
  5. To make the bowknots, twist the rings to make a figure 8. The holes will be the buttons.
  6. Place the buttons and bowknots on an ungreased baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
  8. Immediately after baking, dip them in the melted butter and then in the sugar.
  9. Enjoy. They are best warm.

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About Buttons and Bowknots

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Hashtags: #DESERT, #Bisquit

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