- 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 mixing bow, cream together shortening and sugar. Beat in eggs. Add milk and vanilla; beat well. Stir in flour; mix well. Drop by tablespoonsful 2-1/2 in. apart onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Reviews forSouthern Tea Cakes
"This recipe reminds me of the tea cakes my Mom used to make!! Thwy tasted so good and these cookies taste just like homemade!!"
"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."
"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!"