Pre-heat an electric griddle to 375°. Mix hotcake ingredients with a wire whisk until smooth.
Apply about 1 teaspoon of Crisco® shortening to the griddle, spreading evenly with a paper towel. (Be careful not to burn your fingers)
Pour the hotcake batter on the greased, pre-heated griddle, forming 5 inch hotcakes.
Cook until dry around the edges, (about a minute) then turn.
Allow to cook about 40-50 seconds after flipping, and remove.
Place the cooked hotcakes on an oven safe plate, and warm in your oven for 5-8 minutes. (This helps give the hotcakes that tough texture McDonald’s is famous for)
Serve with Aunt Jemima® original maple syrup. (It is the closest ingredient match to McDonald’s hotcake syrup)