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Southern Tea Cakes Recipe
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Southern Tea Cakes Recipe

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There were nine children in our family and Mother had to stretch the budget, so she made these often for dessert. I loved them when I was a child, and they're still a special treat. In fact, I've never met anyone who doesn't like these cookies. They're so simple and quick to make.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 18 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups self-rising flour

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 252 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 251 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, cream together shortening and sugar. Beat in eggs. Add milk and vanilla; beat well. Stir in flour; mix well.
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2-1/2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Originally published as Southern Tea Cakes in Country October/November 1992, p49

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 252 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 251 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 22, 2010

"Can I substitute butter for the shortening in these cookies?"

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Reviewed Dec. 7, 2010

"Excellent and easy to make. Not quite like Grandma's but the grands should have a wonderful time helping making these treats!"

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Reviewed Dec. 1, 2010

"I have many these simple cookies on numerous occasions!"

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