Tennessee Tea Cakes

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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.
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