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Aunt Dovie's Old Fashioned Tea Cakes Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Ellen Yarbrough
Added: Saturday, September 27, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
5 cups Self Rising Flour
2 cups Sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
cup shortening
2 eggs
cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla



Directions:
Directions:
Preheat Oven to 375 degrees. Spray cookie sheet with non-stick spray. In a large bowl, sift flour, sugar, baking soda and baking powder. Cut in shortening with pastry knife or whisk. Add eggs, buttermilk and vanilla and mix until well blended. Knead until mixture is smooth. Pour mixture onto a lightly floured surface. (Use cutting board or parchment paper will do). Roll dough mixture approximately 1/4 - inch thick. Cut with cookie cutter (3 1/2 inch round). Place cookies 1 inch apart on lightly greased cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees in oven on middle rack for 10 to 15 minutes ( or until slightly brown). Remove from oven and place on wire rack to cool.


Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4 dozen
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
These are the teacakes Mom made famous in our family circle! These can be enjoyed many ways... dipped in milk or coffee, smeared with peanut butter, or just as they are!

 

 

 

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