Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

This was my great aunt's recipe for tea cakes, which are kin to a sugar cookie, very light and full of wonderful flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream the shortening with the sugar until fluffy.
  2. Add in egg & vanilla beat on low until mixed.
  3. In a seperate bowl mix flour, salt & baking soda together, then add into the creamed ingredients.
  4. Roll dough into a log and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill well, overnight is probably best.
  5. Once chilled, pre-heat oven to 350 deg., slice and bake until cookies get light brown on the edges.