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    Anne's Teacakes (Tea Cakes)

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    42 mins

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    12 mins

    ColCadsMom's Note:

    I can remember sitting in the kitchen watching my Mom make these as a little girl. I didn't even know what a rolling pin was for the longest, because my Mom always used a smooth glass to roll the dough, then used the opening as the cookie cutter! I love these plain, but my Mom quite often frosted and made sandwich cookies with Chocolate Icing (Frosting) and Sweet Milk and Sugar Icing (Frosting). There are a couple of similar recipes, but they use more shortening. My Mother listed the amount as 1/3 cup heaping...which is more like 1/2 cup.

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    1. 1
      In a large bowl, beat sugar and crisco until smooth and creamy.
    2. 2
      Add egg, buttermilk, and vanilla, and beat until mixed.
    3. 3
      In a separate bowl, sift together baking powder, baking soda, and flour.
    4. 4
      Add a little of the flour mixture at a time to the sugar mixture stirring by hand until it is thick, smooth, and easy to roll out.
    5. 5
      Sprinkle wax paper with flour, and place 1/2 of the dough onto the wax paper. Flatten out and sprinkle with a touch more flour to keep from sticking.
    6. 6
      Roll dough thin. Cut with 2 inch cookie cutter.
    7. 7
      Repeat with remaining dough until all dough has been used.
    8. 8
      Bake on cookie sheet for 10-12 minutes at 375 degrees.
    9. 9
      Can be eaten plain or made into sandwich cookies with Chocolate icing or Sweet Milk and Sugar icing.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 31, 2009


      These are tasty little cookies! Very crisp and alone they're not overly sweet, but as you suggested, filling them to make a sandwich cookie ( I mixed up a chocolate frosting, then drizzled with melted semi-sweet chocolate) and we can't stay away from them! I easily halved the batch, which was probably a good thing! :) Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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    Nutritional Facts for Anne's Teacakes (Tea Cakes)

    Serving Size: 1 (14 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 72

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 53.1
    Calories from Fat 14
    Total Fat 1.5 g
    Saturated Fat 0.4 g
    Cholesterol 3.0 mg
    Sodium 14.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 8.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
    Sugars 3.5 g
    Protein 0.8 g

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