Tennessee Tea Cakes

Something Extra Winter 2015

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Our Winter recipes reflect a resolution to eat sustainably and to be happy, healthy, and well all year long.


Tennessee Tea Cakes
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 cup shortening
3 eggs
1/4 cup buttermilk
1-1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
4 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
Prep time: 10 minutes, Chill time: at least 1 hour

Cook time: 10 minutes

Stir together sugar and shortening until creamy; stir in eggs, buttermilk and vanilla. Mix together dry ingredients in a medium bowl and add to sugar mixture, stirring well. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour. Preheat oven to 350°F. Roll dough out 1/4-inch thick on a lightly floured board and cut into desired shapes. Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes.

Makes 3 to 4 dozen cookies.
Nutritional Information:
(based on 42 cookies): 120 calories, 2 g protein, 5 g total fat (1.5 g sat.), 16 g carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, 8 g sugar, 20 mg cholesterol, 80 mg sodium, 3 points


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