Thursday, November 19, 2009

Tea Cakes (Old Sugar Cookie Recipe)

The following is a great little recipe I've had in my files for years. This is an old recipe for cookies that is from so long ago that they're called, "Tea Cakes". I've noted on the card that the woman from Georgia who submitted the recipe said that it was a cookie that her grandmother always baked.

Tea Cakes
Annie Bell Light, Norcross, Ga.

1 heaping tsp baking soda
1 C buttermilk
1/4 tsp salt
2 1/2 C sugar
2 eggs
1 C shortening
2 tsp vanilla extract

-Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In large bowl, dissolve baking soda in buttermilk. Add salt, sugar, eggs, shortening, vanilla and enough flour to make a medium-fine dough (not sticky).
-Using a big spoon, mix all ingredients well. Separate dough and work a little at a time on well-floured cloth. Roll to 1/4 of an inch and cut into shapes.
-Bake on greased sheets. When cakes look a crispy, medium brown, take them out of oven.
-Dump them on a clean cloth and grease cookie sheet while it's hot for another batch. 2 dozen

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