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SOUTHERN TEA CAKES



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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.

Provided by Taste of Home

Categories     Desserts

Time 30m

Yield about 3 dozen.

Number Of Ingredients 6

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

Steps:

  • 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 Facts : Calories 252 calories, Fat 11g fat (3g saturated fat), Cholesterol 25mg cholesterol, Sodium 251mg sodium, Carbohydrate 34g carbohydrate (19g sugars, Fiber 0 fiber), Protein 3g protein.

GRANDMA'S TEA CAKES



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When I was a child, these golden cookies were a special treat from my grandmother, who often invited me to tea parties at her house. Now when I make these cookies. I remember those warm special times.

Provided by Taste of Home

Categories     Desserts

Time 35m

Yield 5-1/2 dozen.

Number Of Ingredients 8

1 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons milk

Steps:

  • In a bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs and extract; beat well. Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Chill for 1-2 hours. Shape into 1-1/4-in. balls. Place 2-1/2 in. apart on lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 11-13 minutes or until lightly browned (do not overbake). Cool 1 minute on pan before removing to a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 150 calories, Fat 6g fat (2g saturated fat), Cholesterol 20mg cholesterol, Sodium 97mg sodium, Carbohydrate 21g carbohydrate (12g sugars, Fiber 0 fiber), Protein 2g protein.

AUNT BURVIN'S SOUTHERN TEA CAKES



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This recipe was passed down from my great-aunt Burvin. Tea cakes are a less-sweet, puffy cookie. Enjoy!

Provided by Amber

Categories     Desserts     Cookies     Drop Cookie Recipes

Time 8h25m

Yield 24

Number Of Ingredients 7

1 cup white sugar
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1 cup vegetable oil
4 ½ cups self-rising flour

Steps:

  • Beat white sugar, confectioners' sugar, and butter together in a stand mixer until smooth and creamy. Add eggs and vanilla extract; beat until fully incorporated. Pour oil into sugar-butter mixture; beat until smooth. Slowly add flour to sugar-butter mixture, 1 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition until dough is stiff. Refrigerate dough, 8 hours to overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Drop dough by the spoonful onto baking sheets.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, 5 to 10 minutes. Work in batches if needed.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 293.5 calories, Carbohydrate 31.1 g, Cholesterol 35.8 mg, Fat 17.5 g, Fiber 0.6 g, Protein 2.9 g, SaturatedFat 6.2 g, Sodium 358.1 mg, Sugar 13.7 g

GRANDMA'S OLD FASHIONED TEA CAKES



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A soft teacake that is best when one to two days old. You can change flavors by substituting almond or lemon extract for the vanilla. Add a few drop of food coloring to dress up the dough for special occasions.

Provided by RGA

Categories     Desserts     Cookies     Sugar Cookies

Time 53m

Yield 24

Number Of Ingredients 8

1 cup butter
1 ¾ cups white sugar
2 eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Steps:

  • In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and nutmeg; stir into the creamed mixture. Knead dough for a few turnns on a floured board until smooth. Cover and refrigerate until firm.
  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch in thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place cookies 1 1/2 inches apart onto cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 187.8 calories, Carbohydrate 26.6 g, Cholesterol 35.8 mg, Fat 8.3 g, Fiber 0.4 g, Protein 2.2 g, SaturatedFat 5 g, Sodium 135.3 mg, Sugar 14.7 g

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