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grandma hood's tea cakes

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Debbie Quimby
Vicksburg, MS

As far as we know, this is Grandma Hood's original tea cake recipe (at least that's our story and we're sticking to it). It was passed to my sister, Tricia, from Grandma's oldest daughter, who took up the tea cake mantle once Grandma passed away. Tricia asked our aunt one time what she should use to flatten the tea cakes with just before baking, to which my aunt replied, "I just use my hand, honey. Don't need nothing else." So there.

(2 ratings)
prep time 25 Min
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For grandma hood's tea cakes

  • 1 c
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 2 1/2 - 3 c
    self rising flour
  • 2 lg
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp

How To Make grandma hood's tea cakes

  • 1
    Cream shortening and sugar together with an electric mixer. Add eggs, then vanilla.
  • 2
    Sift together flour and salt, then gradually add to mixture until a soft dough is formed.
  • 3
    Pinch some dough off with your fingers, roll into a ball, place on ungreased cookie sheet, and flatten with the palm of your hand (Aunt Estelle's way) or with a fork dipped in sugar.
  • 4
    Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until LIGHTLY browned. Don't overcook these. Their goodness is in their softness.

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