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Old-Fashioned Tea Cookies Recipe

These buttery, rich tasting treats help me and the ladies in my card club overcome the dark days of winter. It's nice to end our card parties on a sweet note.—Peggy Tucker, Mantachie, Mississippi
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min./batch YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • Confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Gradually add flour. Roll dough into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets; flatten slightly with fingers.
  • 2. Bake at 325° for 17-20 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield: 4 dozen.
Editor's Note: As a substitute for each cup of self-rising flour, place 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a measuring cup. Add all-purpose flour to measure 1 cup.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 128 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 211 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.