- 1 cup shortening
- 1-3/4 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups self-rising flour
- In a bowl, cream together shortening and sugar. Beat in eggs. Add milk and vanilla; beat well. Stir in flour; mix well.
- Drop by tablespoonfuls 2-1/2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Reviews for Southern Tea Cakes
"my hubby said "those are good cookies", which is all the kudos I need. I did add a couple tsp lemon oil. Be sure to bake till edges begin to turn golden, or you will have a crumbly soft cookie. Cool on sheets 1-2 min before removing to cool. This is a very easy recipe, and I had some self rising flour to use up. I think various extracts could be nice."
"made these for my daughter n law she loved them said they where like her grandma used to make :)"
"Can I substitute butter for the shortening in these cookies?"
"Excellent and easy to make. Not quite like Grandma's but the grands should have a wonderful time helping making these treats!"
"I have many these simple cookies on numerous occasions!"