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Old Fashioned Tea Cakes Recipe

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This recipe for Old Fashioned Tea Cakes, by , is from TRADITIONS McGehee/Jeffreys/Nall Family Recipes, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We'll help you start your own personal cookbook! It's easy and fun. Click here to start your own cookbook!

Stella Jewell McGehee (Grandaddy McGehee's Mother)


1 c Crisco
1 c Sugar
3 Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla
3 c Flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
tsp Salt
2 c Crisco
2 c Sugar
6 Eggs
3 tsp Vanilla
6 c Flour
3 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Salt

Mix Crisco, Sugar, & Eggs, beat well.
Add Vanilla.
Sift dry ingredients together, then add to mixture.
Work in the last of the sifted flour mix, with hands.
Chill before rolling out for cookies.
Sprinkle Flour on pastry board & on rolling pin, & roll out dough (also flour hands prior to working with dough).
Cut rolled dough with cookie cutters (take care not to roll dough too thin).
Bake in 375 to 400 oven, untill brown.
Place on cooling racks.
When cool, ice with Buttercream Frosting.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
3 dozen
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Tea Cakes were always a McGehee Christmas Tradition.




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