1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pack of swissmiss powder
1 cup milk
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
In a large mixing bowl, sift and combine the flour, swissmiss powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt then set aside
In a separate bowl, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy
Add eggs one at a time, beat for 30 seconds between each.
Add about a fourth of the flour to the butter/sugar mixture and beat to combine.
Add about one third of milk and beat until combined.
Repeat above, alternating flour and milk and ending with the flour mixture.
Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
If you're using a turbo broiler: Preheat the turbo broiler 150 degrees then bake for 15 minutes.