Southern Tea Cakes
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
Makesabout 3 dozen
- 1 cup shortening
- 1-3/4 cups sugar
- 2 large 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.
Nutrition Facts2 each: 252 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 251mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.
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Dec 24, 2019
Want to know if butter can be used in place of shortening ?
Aug 7, 2017
Jul 4, 2017
This recipe reminds me of the tea cakes my Mom used to make!! Thwy tasted so good and these cookies taste just like homemade!!
Dec 1, 2015
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.
Dec 22, 2010
Can I substitute butter for the shortening in these cookies?
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!
Dec 1, 2010
I have many these simple cookies on numerous occasions!