Sift flour, baking powder and salt together.
Cut in shortening until very crumbly.
Add sugar and spices.
Beat egg, add milk, and stir into flour mixture - will be dry.
Knead well - break off teaspoon-size pieces - form into balls and dip in melted butter, then cinnamon-sugar mixture, then crushed nuts.
Place side by side on greased 8" pie plate and bake for 20 minutes at 375°.
Decorate with water icing and cherries.