Keep a few cans of dough on hand to bake on short notice—flavor is rich
3½c. sifted flour
1tsp. ground cinnamon
1tsp. baking soda
2c. brown sugar, firmly packed
2eggs, well beaten
2tblsp. warm water
1c. chopped nuts
Sift together flour, salt, cinnamon and soda.
Cream shortening and butter; gradually add sugar; beat until light. Add eggs, water and vanilla; mix well.
Combine dry ingredients and creamed mixture; blend well. Add nuts.
Shape dough into rolls 2" in diameter. Wrap tightly in waxed paper and chill thoroughly—overnight for best results. (Or pack into frozen fruit juice cans and chill thoroughly. Detach bottom of can; use to push dough out to slice.)
Bake 1½" apart on ungreased baking sheet in hot oven (400°) 10 to 12 minutes. Spread on racks to cool.