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Mama’s Old Fashioned Tea Cakes  

Herman and Dorothy Miller

  “My mother was Mildred Miller and for many years she cooked the tea cakes for her family and many shut-ins and friends. I have tried to carry on the tradition. When I take them to older people, many will ask, “Is this your Mother's recipe?”

  All my family and especially my grandchildren love these cookies. I have one four year old who never asks her Grandmother for a tea cake but always comes and asks “Papa, can I have one of your cookies?” That makes the time that it takes to make the tea cakes worth while.

  I know that this recipe has been passed down for five generations.”

3 cups all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
2 sticks of butter
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla flavoring.   

  Sift together the flour and baking soda, set aside. Cream together the sugar and butter by hand. Add the beaten egg and vanilla. Add the flour and soda (do all this by hand). Put in plastic wrap and into the refrigerator over night. Then comes the fun!

Remove from refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, then roll out very thin. I usually divide the batter in half when I roll them out. Cut with cookie cutter. (A very small spatula is helpful in removing the uncooked dough from the dough board). Place on un-greased cookie sheet. Bake in pre-heated 400º oven for 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Again you will need the small spatula to remove the cookies to wire racks to cool.

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