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Southern Tea Cakes

Rated as 3.8 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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30 m servings
Original recipe yields 18 servings


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  1. In a mixing bow, cream together shortening and sugar. Beat in eggs. Add milk and vanilla; beat well. Stir in flour; mix well. Drop by tablespoonsful 2-1/2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes.


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I have been looking for a recipe for tea cakes. Thx!!!

These were easy to make. I really do like them, but to me they taste best when hot. They're still very yummy when cooled, and my family loves them, but they've never had them fresh out of the ov...

This is the recipe I have been looking for! Taste and texture were exactly like I remember, so delicious! I didn't have self rising flour, so I added 1.5 tsp baking powder and a pinch of salt fo...