Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tea on Tuesday: Tea Cakes

* 1 cup shortening
* 2 cups sugar
* 3 eggs
* 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
* 3 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 tablespoon baking powder
* 3/4 teaspoon salt
* 6 tablespoons milk

* In a bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs and extract; beat well. Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Chill for 1-2 hours. Shape into 1-1/4-in. balls. Place 2-1/2 in. apart on lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 11-13 minutes or until lightly browned (do not overbake). Cool 1 minute on pan before removing to a wire rack.

Yield: 5-1/2 dozen.

(If Cooking for Two: Cookies can be frozen in heavy-duty freezer bags or other airtight containers.)

~~yummy recipe and photo from: Reminisce | July/August 1994~~

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