Grammy Mandarano's Old Fashion Tea Cakes Recipe

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Grammy Mandarano's Old Fashion Tea Cakes

Jo Burts


When my neice Dee and I were young
(well I was Young she was very small) my mother use to bake these Tea Cakes. I can still close my eyes and smell the aroma in the house. It became a Christmas Tridation for us to help her make these devine cookies I can remember Dee with flour on her little face and sweet little hands.Now it is a tradition for me and my grandchildren.

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45 Min


10 Min


1 3/4 c
1 c
crisco shortening
2 large
3 c
gold metal flour
1/2 tsp
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract

Directions Step-By-Step

Cream sugar and shortening. Add eggs one at a time. Add salt and vanilla. Last add flour and knead dough on floured surface. Cut with cookie cutter and bake at 325 degrees for 8-10 min. Enjoy !!
If you bake these cookies 10 min. the will be a little hard . I like to bake a few like that for my husband and I to soak in our coffee. My children and grandchildren love them chewy. Jim's (my Husband)favorite way is hot out of the oven.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy